Music Tracking 2021

These are 2021 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

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

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New Releases

  • @-Quartet: En Seguida! (DVL -20) - jazz
  • The 8-Bit Big Band: Backwards Compatible (self-released) - jazz
  • 22Gz: The Blixky Tape 2 (Atlantic) [03-18] - hip-hop
  • 42 Dugg: Free Dem Boyz (4PF/CMG) [05-21] - hip-hop
  • 454: 4 Real () [03-16] - hip-hop
  • Snoh Aalegra: Temporary Highs in the Violet Skies (ARTium/Roc Nation) [07-09] - r&b [*]
  • Eivind Aarset 4tet: Phantasmagoria, or a Different Kind of Journey (Jazzland) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Abate: Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron (Whaling City Sound -2CD) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • ABBA: Voyage (Polar) [11-05] - europop [B-]
  • Joshua Abrams' Cloud Script: Cloud Script (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality (Eremite) [01-01] - jazz
  • Joshua Abrams/Chad Taylor: Mind Maintenance (Drag City) [06-11] - jazz [***]
  • Absolute: Wonderland ()
  • Abstract Orchestra: Madvillain Vol 1 (ATA) [03-12] - jazz
  • The Accidentals: Time Out Session 1 (Savage Kittens) [05-07]
  • AC/DC: Power Up (Columbia) [11-13] - hard rock
  • Ad Nauseam: Imperative Imperceptible Impulse () [02-12] - avant-garde metal
  • Charli Adams: Bullseye (Color Study) [07-16] - pop rock
  • Justin Adams & Mauro Durante: Still Moving () [10-29]
  • Nicki & Patrick Adams: Lynx (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Adele: 30 (Columbia) [11-19] - pop soul [B-]
  • Adeline Hotel: Good Timing (Ruination) [02-19] - folk
  • Adeline Hotel: The Cherries Are Speaking () [10-22]
  • Adjective Animal: America's Got Talons ()
  • Admiral Fallow: The Idea of You (Chemikal Underground) [11-05]
  • Antonio Adolfo: Jobim Forever (AAM Music) - jazz
  • Adrabesa Quartet: Phoenix (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Adult Mom: Driver (Epitaph) [03-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Aerial East: Try Harder (Partisan) [02-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Aesop Rock X Blockhead: Garbology (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [11-12] - hip-hop [**]
  • Arooj Aftab: Vulture Prince (New Amsterdam) [04-23] - Pakistan [*]
  • Afterlight: Afterlight () [09-17]
  • Ahmed: Nights on Saturn (Communication) (Astral Spirits) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Air Craft: Divergent Path (Craftedair/Blujazz) [07-15] - jazz [B]
  • Fatima Al Qadiri: Medieval Femme (Hyperdub) [05-14] - ambient [B-]
  • Lauren Alaina: Sitting Pretty on Top of the World (Mercury Nashville) [09-03] - country [B-]
  • Albare: Albare Plays Jobim Vol 2 (Alfi) [01-08] - jazz [*]
  • Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive) [11-12] - ambient pop
  • Alchemy Sound Project: Afrika Love (ARC) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Susan Alcorn/Leila Bordreuil/Ingrid Laubrock: Bird Meets Wire (Relative Pitch) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Alder Ego: III (We Jazz) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Social Distancing (Saponegro) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Rauw Alejandro: Vice Versa (Sony Music Latin) [06-25] - Latin pop
  • Susanna Aleksandra: The Siren (Eclipse Music)
  • Alfa Mist: Bring Backs (Anti-) [04-23] - nu jazz
  • Al-Jicc: Chants () [09-03] - jazz
  • Gary Allan: Ruthless (EMI Nashville) [06-25] - country [*]
  • Lina Allemano Four: Vegetables (Lumo) [04-11] - jazz [**]
  • Lina Allemano/Nick Fraser: Trumpet Drums REMIX Festival (Lumo) - jazz
  • Harry Allen/Mike Karn: Milo's Illinois (GAC) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • JD Allen: Queen City (Savant) [07-09] - jazz [*]
  • Marina Allen: Candlepower (Fire) [06-04] - singer-songwriter
  • Tony Allen: There Is No End (Blue Note) [05-07] - jazz/rap [**]
  • Alyssa Allgood: What Tomorrow Brings (Cellar) - jazz
  • Dot Allison: Heart-Shaped Scars (SA) [07-30] - folk
  • Alostmen: Kologo () [01-29]
  • Alpha Wann: Don Dada Mixtape Vol 1 (Don Dada -20) [2020-12-18] - trap rap
  • Altin Gun: Yol (ATO) [02-26] - synthpop [**]
  • Altin Gun: Alem (ATO) [07-23] - synthpop
  • Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor: Long Tall Sunshine (Not Two) [03-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Pedro Melo Alves Omniae Large Ensemble: Lumina (Clean Feed) [10-15] - jazz
  • Aly & AJ: A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun (Aly & AJ Music) [05-07] - pop [*]
  • Rodrigo Amado This Is Our Language Quartet: Let the Free Be Men (Trost) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio & Alexander von Schlippenbach: The Field (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Rodrigo Amarante: Drama (Polyvinyl) [07-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Franco Ambrosetti Band: Lost Within You (Unit) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Roxana Amed: Ontology (Sony Music Latin) [04-09] - vocal jazz
  • Amenra: De Doorn (Relapse) [06-25] - sludge metal
  • American Aquarium: Slappers, Bangers, and Certified Twangers () - country
  • Amigo the Devil: Born Against (Liars Club) [04-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Mikal Amin, Sir Tumes, Lond Division, & Professor Brian Oblivion: Moses Herman Jacobs () - hip-hop
  • Amor: Amor/Lemur (Night School) [01-22] - alt dance
  • Tori Amos: Ocean to Ocean (Decca) [10-29] - pop
  • Amusement Parks on Fire: An Archaea (self-released) [06-25]
  • Amyl & the Sniffers: Comfort to Me (Rough Trade) [09-10] - garage punk
  • The Anchoress: The Art of Losing (Kscope) [03-12] - art rock [***]
  • Chuck Anderson: Spontaneity (self-released) - jazz
  • Marisa Anderson & William Tyler: Lost Futures (Thrill Jockey) [08-27] - American primitivism
  • Thomas Anderson: Ladies and Germs (Out There) [08-31] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Vijay Anderson Trio: Studio Sessions Vol 10 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Android Trio: Other Worlds (Cuneiform) [10-22] - jazz-rock [C+]
  • David Angel: Out on the Coast (Basset Hound Music) - jazz
  • Rebecca Angel: Love Life Choices (Timeless Grooves) [06-11] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Miguel Angelo Quarteto: Danca Dos Desastrados (self-released) [05-30] - jazz [**]
  • Anika: Change (Sacred Bones) [07-23] - post-punk [**]
  • Thomas Ankersmit: Perceptual Geography (Shelter Press) [04-30] - electroacoustic
  • Anne-Marie: Therapy (Asylum) [07-23] - dance pop
  • Another Michael: New Music and Big Pop (Run for Cover) [02-19] - indie pop
  • Another New Thing: XYZZY (Dipped in Gold) [02-19]
  • The Antlers: Green to Gold (Anti-) [03-26] - alt/indie
  • Antonis Antoniou: Kkismettin (Ajabul) [04-02]
  • Anz: All Hours (Ninja Tune) [10-15] - UK bass
  • Apartment House: John Cage Number Pieces (Another Timbre -4CD) - classical
  • Apathy: Where the River Meets the Sea () - hip-hop
  • Tamar Aphek: All Bets Are Off (Kill Rock Stars) [01-29] - rock [**]
  • Arab Strap: As Days Get Dark (Rock Action) [03-05] - slowcore [**]
  • Arabrot: Norwegian Gothic (Pelagic) [04-09] - noise rock
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversations 2 & 3 (Hammer) [07-30] - jazz
  • Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist (Epitaph) [02-26] - metalcore
  • Armand Hammer & the Alchemist: Haram (Backwoodz Studioz) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Joan Armatrading: Consequences () [06-18] - pop
  • The Armed: Ultrapop (Sargent House) [04-16] - noise rock [B]
  • Maria Arnal I Marcel Bages: Clamor ()
  • Troen Arnesen Quartet: Tread Lightly (Losen) - jazz
  • Art d'Ecco: In Standard Definition (Paper Bag) [04-23] - glam rock
  • Artifacts [Tomeka Reid/Nicole Mitchell/Mike Reed]: . . . And Then There's This (Astral Spirits) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Ashnikko: Demidevil (Parlophone -EP) [01-15] - pop [**]
  • Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham: Sankofa Season (Kitto)
  • Asleep at the Wheel: Half a Hundred Years (Home) [10-01] - country [A-]
  • Assertion: Intermission ()
  • At the Gates: The Nightmare of Being (Century Media) [07-02] - death metal
  • Vasko Atanasovski: Phoenix (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Atmosphere: Word? (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [10-08] - hip-hop [*]
  • Michael Attias/Simon Nabatov: Brooklyn Mischiefs (Leo) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Attitude!: Pause & Effect (ESP-Disk) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Audiobooks: Astro Tough (Heavenly) [10-01] - art pop
  • Gaspard Auge: Escapades (Genesis/Ed Banger/Because Music) [06-25] - electro-disco
  • Daniel Avery: Together in Static (Phantasy) [06-24] - IDM
  • Avon Terror Corps x Exist Festival: Resist to Exist (Avon Terror Corps) [06-04]
  • Awon & Phoniks: Nothing Less () - hip-hop
  • Aya: Im Hole (Hyperdub) [10-22] - electronic [**]
  • Ben Aylon: Xalam (Riverboat) [05-28] - African
  • Iggy Azalea: The End of an Era (Bad Dreams/Empire) [08-13] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Azita: Glen Echo (Drag City) [03-05] - art pop
  • Katy B: Peace and Offerings () [10-29]
  • Baby Boys: Threesome (Transgressive) [03-12] - art pop
  • Baby Queen: The Yearbook (Polydor) [09-03] - pop [***]
  • Susana Baca: Palabras Urgentes (Real World) [10-08] -
  • Bachelor: Doomin' Sun (Polyvinyl/Lucky Number) [05-28] - alt/indie
  • Daniel Bachman: Axacan (Three Lobed) [05-07] - free folk
  • Backxwash: I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dress (Ugly Hag) [06-20] - hip-hop [*]
  • Badbadnotgood: Talk Memory (XL/Innovative Leisure) [10-08] - jazz fusion [B]
  • Badsista: Hits De Verao (Summer Hits) Vol 2 (self-released) [02-05]
  • Dmitry Baevsky: Soundtrack (Fresh Sound New Talent) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • Bahama Soul Club: Bohemia After Dawn (Buyu -20) - jazz
  • B-Ahwe: Motions () [09-17]
  • BaianaSystem: OXEAXEEXU (Maquina De Louco) [04-23] - Brazil [***]
  • Julien Baker: Little Oblivions (Matador) [02-26] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Baker's Brew: New Works (Psychosomatic, 2CD) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Rossano Baldini: Humanbeing (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Balimaya Project: Wolo So (Jazz Re:Freshed) [07-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Balkan Taksim: Disko Telegraf (Buda Musique) [05-28] - Romanian
  • Charlie Ballantine: Reflections/Introspection: The Music of Thelonious Monk (Green Mind) - jazz
  • Yaala Ballin: Sings Irving Berlin (SteepleChase LookOut) [01-15] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Balmorhea: The Wind (Deutsche Grammophon) [04-09] - modern classical
  • Balthazar: Sand (Play It Again Sam) [02-26] - sophisti-pop
  • Band of Holy Joy: Dreams Take Flight (Tiny Global) [05-14]
  • Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill: In Disequilibrium () [09-24]
  • Lloyd Banks: The Course of the Inevitable () [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Patricia Barber: Clique (Impex) - vocal jazz
  • Rahsaan Barber: Mosaic (Jazz Music City, 2CD) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Richard Barbieri: Under a Spell () [02-26]
  • Andrew Barker + Jon Irabagon Duo: Anemone (Radical Documents) - jazz
  • The Barlow: Horseshoe Lounge () - country
  • Lou Barlow: Reason to Live (Joyful Noise) [05-28]
  • Ted Barnes: 17 Postcards () [03-19]
  • Courtney Barnett: Things Take Time, Take Time (Mom + Pop) [11-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Mandy Barnett: Every Star Above (BMG) [05-07] - standards [B]
  • Nik Bartsch: Entendre (ECM) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Steffen Basho-Junghans: The Dancer on the Hill (Architects of Harmonic Rooms & Records -20) - jazz
  • Basic Rhythm: Electronic Labyrinth (Planet Mu) [05-14] - electronic
  • Keshav Batish: Binaries in Cycle (Woven Strands) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Batiste: We Are (Verve) [03-19] - r&b [**]
  • The Baylor Project: Generations (Be a Light) [06-18] - jazz
  • Guillermo Bazzola: Lost & Found (Gnu Town -20) - jazz
  • Beabadoobee: Our Extended Play () [06-23] - dream pop
  • Beady Beast [Christy Doran/Franz Hellmuller]: On the Go (Between the Lines) - jazz
  • Beartooth: Below (Red Bull) [06-25] - post-hardcore
  • Beautify Junkyards: Cosmorama (Ghost Box) [01-15] - psychedelic folk
  • Doug Beavers: Sol (Circle 9 -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz
  • Bedouine: Waysides (The Orchard) [10-22] - chamber folk
  • Dahveed Behroozi: Echoes (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Beverley Beirne: Dream Dancer (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Gregg Belisle-Chi: Koi: Performing the Music of Tim Berne (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Bob Bellerue: Radioactive Desire (Elevator Bath) - jazz
  • Nathan Bell: Red, White and American Blues (It Couldn't Happen Here) (Need to Know) [09-11] - Americana [A]
  • Bell Orchestre: House Music (Erased Tapes) [03-19] - post-rock
  • Belmondo Quintet: Brotherhood (B Flat) - jazz
  • The Jeff Benedict Big Big Band: The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful (Groovy Panda) - jazz
  • Beneficence & Confidence: Stellar Mind () - hip-hop
  • Daniel Bennett Group: New York Nerve (Manhattan Daylight) - jazz
  • Richard X Bennett: RXB3 (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Roni Ben-Hur: Stories (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Michel Benita: Looking at Sounds (ECM) - jazz
  • Benny Sings: Music (Stones Throw)
  • Benny the Butcher: The Plugs I Met 2 (Black Soprano Family -EP) [03-19] - hip-hop [**]
  • Benny the Butcher: Pyrex Picasso (Rare Scrilla/BSF -EP) [08-13] - hip-hop [*]
  • Natalie Bergman: Mercy (Third Man) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Berlin Mallet Group: Sogni D'Oro (Malletmuse) - jazz
  • Steven Bernstein: Community Music (Royal Potato Family -EP) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: Tinctures in Time (Community Music Vol 1) (Royal Potato Family) [09-03] - jazz [***]
  • Matt Berry: The Blue Elephant (Acid Jazz) [05-14] - psychedelic rock
  • Berwyn: Demotape/Vega (Heritage) [09-18] - UK hip-hop
  • The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings (Fat Cat) [01-29] - alt/indie
  • Between the Buried and Me: Colors II (08-20) [M|prog metal]
  • The Bevis Frond: Little Eden (Fire) [09-10]
  • BFB Da Packman: Fat Niggas Need Love Too (The Lunch Crew) [06-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pat Bianchi: Something to Say: The Music of Stevie Wonder (Savant) [11-12] - jazz
  • Eric Bibb: Dear America (Provogue) [10-10] - blues [**]
  • Bicep: Isles (Ninja Tune) [01-22] - electronic [**]
  • Justin Bieber: Justice (Def Jam) [03-19]
  • Big Big Train: Common Ground () [07-31]
  • Big O & P-Rawb: The Complexity () - hip-hop
  • Big Red Machine: How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? (Jagjaguwar) [08-27] - chamber pop
  • Big Sticks & Nite Tyme: The Vibe Out () - hip-hop
  • Big/Brave: Vital (Southern Lord) [04-23] - drone metal
  • Elliot Bild & the Zone: ISMS (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Mariel Bildsten: Backbone (Outside In Music -20) [2020-11-13] - jazz
  • Nat Birchall: Ancient Africa (Ancient Archive of Sound) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Jade Bird: Different Kinds of Light (Glassnote) [08-13] - indie rock
  • Birds of Maya: Valdez (Drag City) [06-25] - garage rock
  • Jane Birkin: Oh! Pardon Tu Dormais . . . (Kachalou) [02-05] - French pop
  • The Biscondi Organ Trio: Lockdown (Hudson City) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio: MMBC Terma (self-released) - jazz
  • Michael Bisio/Kirk Knuffke/Fred Lonberg-Holm: The Art Spirit (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Bktherula: Love Black (Warner) [10-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Black Coffee: Subconsciously (Ultra)
  • Black Country, New Road: For the First Time (Ninja Tune) [02-05] - experimental rock [**]
  • Black Dice: Mod Prog Sic () [10-01]
  • Black Dresses: Forever in Your Heart () [02-14] - electro-industrial
  • Black Honey: Written & Directed () [03-19] - indie rock
  • The Black Keys: Delta Kream (Nonesuch) [05-14] - blues rock [**]
  • Black Midi: Cavalcade (Rough Trade) [05-28] - math rock [B]
  • Blackberry Smoke: You Hear Georgia (3 Legged) [05-28] - country
  • Blackmore's Night: Nature's Light () [03-12]
  • Namir Blade: Namir Blade Presents Aphelion's Traveling Circus (Mello Music Group -20) [2020-09-18] - hip-hop [*]
  • Ruben Blades: Salswing! (self-released) - Latin
  • Blak Madeen: Let the Good Get Even () - hip-hop
  • Dan Blake: Da Fe (Sunnyside) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • James Blake: Friends That Break Your Heart () [10-08] - alt r&b
  • Johnathan Blake: Homeward Bound (Blue Note) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Guy Blakeslee: Postcards From the Edge (Entrance) [02-05]
  • Terence Blanchard: Absence (Blue Note) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Blancmange: Commercial Break (Blanc Check) [09-17]
  • Blanck Mass: In Ferneaux (Sacred Bones) [02-26] - prog electronic
  • Blank Gloss: Melt (Kompakt) [06-18] - ambient
  • Carsie Blanton: Love & Rage (So Ferocious) [04-30] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Blaqbonez: Sex Over Love ()
  • Samuel Blaser/Marc Ducret: Voyageurs (Jazzdor Series) - jazz
  • Bleachers: Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night (RCA) [07-30] - alt/indie [*]
  • Theo Bleckmann and the Westerlies: This Land (Westerlies Music) - jazz
  • Ray BLK: Access Denied (Island) [10-01] - pop rap
  • BLK JKS: Abantu/Before Humans (Glitterbeat) [05-21]
  • Lena Bloch & Feathery: Rose of Lifta (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Priscilla Block: Priscilla Block (Mercury Nashville -EP)
  • Pip Blom: Welcome Break (Heavenly) [11-12]
  • Blood Wizard: Western Spaghetti () [03-05]
  • Bloody Head: The Temple Pillars Dissolve Into the Clouds (Hominid Sounds) [05-03] - noise rock
  • Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias: Some Kind of Tomorrow (sef-released) - jazz
  • Bloop: Proof (Lumo) - jazz
  • Blu: The Color Blu(e) (Nature Sounds) [09-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Blue Reality Quartet [Michael Marcus/Joe McPhee/Jay Rosen/Warren Smith]: Blue Reality Quartet! (Mahakala) [07-23] - jazz
  • Dean Blunt: Black Metal 2 (Rough Trade) [06-11] - art pop
  • Eric Bobo & Stu Bangas: Empires () - hip-hop
  • The Body: I've Seen All I Need to See (Thrill Jockey) [01-29] - power electronics
  • The Body & Big/Brave: Leaving None but Small Birds (Thrill Jockey) [10-01] - psychedelic folk
  • Body Meta: The Work Is Slow (Hausu Mountain) [05-28] - ambient fusion [A-]
  • Mirna Bogdanovic: Confrontation (Klaeng -20) - jazz
  • Dr Mike Bogle: Let There Be Light (MBP/Groove) [07-01] - jazz [B]
  • Boi Akih: Storyteller (Bromo -EP) - jazz
  • Bomba Estereo: Deja (Sony Music Latin) [09-10] - Latin [**]
  • Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney: Superwolves (Drag City) [04-30]
  • Dan Bonsanti: Cartoon Bebop (self-released) - jazz
  • RP Boo: Established! (Planet Mu) [09-17] - juke
  • David Borden: Heaven-Kept Soul (Cuneiform) [03-19] - electronic
  • Gabriel Borden: Borden on Borden: Gabriel Borden Plays David Borden (Cuneiform) [03-19] - jazz
  • Borderlands Trio [Stephan Crump/Kris Davis/Eric McPherson]: Wandersphere (Intakt -2CD) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Patricia Bosshard/Onceim - CoO: Sillons - Reflets ()
  • Ben Bostick: Grown Up Love () [08-20]
  • Bowerbirds: Becalmyounglovers ()
  • Boys Noize: +/- (Boysnoie) [09-24] - EBM
  • Darrin Bradbury: Artvertisement (Anti-) [08-20] - Americana [***]
  • Pony Bradshaw: Calico Jim ()
  • Billy Bragg: The Million Things That Never Happened (Cooking Vinyl) [10-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Brahim! Band: Brahim! (self-released) - jazz
  • Weedie Braimah: The Hands of Time (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) [09-24] - jazz
  • Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die Live (International Anthem) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Brand of Sacrifice: Lifeblood (Blood Blast)
  • Jack Brandfield: I'll Never Be the Same (Gut String) - jazz
  • Stefan Braun & Mateusz Smoczynski: Keep On Turnin' (Seifert -20) - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017 (Firehouse 12) - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Standards) 2020 (New Braxton House -13CD) [06-28] - jazz [A-]
  • The Brazilian Trio: Aguas Brasileiras (Zoho Music -20) - jazz
  • Breeze Brewin & Juggaknots: Hindsight () - hip-hop
  • Bremer/McCoy: Natten (Luaka Bop) [10-29]
  • Patricia Brennan: Maquishti (Valley of Search) - jazz
  • Olie Brice/Binker Golding/Henry Kaiser/NO Moore/Eddie Prevost: The Secret Handshake With Danger (Vol One) (577) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Edie Brickell & New Bohemians: Hunter and the Dog Star (Shuffle) [02-19]
  • Bridge of Flowers: A Soft Day's Night (ESP-Disk) [10-22] - jazz [*]
  • Leon Bridges: Gold-Diggers Sound (Columbia) [07-23] - r&b
  • Brijean: Feelings (Ghostly International) [02-26] - nu-disco
  • The Brkn Record: The Architecture of Oppression Part 1 (Mr Bongo) [11-05] - jazz [***]
  • Jakob Bro/Arve Henriksen/Jorge Rossy: Uma Elmo (ECM) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Alan Broadbent/London Metropolitan Strings: Broadbent Plays Brubeck (Eden River) [08-24] - jazz [*]
  • Brockhampton: Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine (Question Everything/RCA) [04-09] - hip-hop [**]
  • Chris Brokaw: Puritan (12XU) [01-15] - indie rock
  • Bronze Nazareth & Recognize Ali: Season of the Seven () - hip-hop
  • The Bronx: Bronx VI (Cooking Vinyl) [08-27] - punk rock
  • Echo Brown: Struggles (The North Quarter -EP)
  • Keith Brown Trio: African Ripples (Space Time) - jazz
  • Jackson Browne: Downhill From Everywhere (Inside) [07-23]
  • Bruiser Brigade Records: TV62 (Bruiser Brigade) [05-14] - hip-hop
  • Bruiser Wolf: Dope Game Stupid () - hip-hop
  • Peter Bruntnell: Journey to the Sun (Domestico) [06-11]
  • A Bu Trio: One Step East (Jz Music) - jazz
  • Dewa Budjana: Naurora (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Lindsey Buckingham: Lindsey Buckingham (Buckingham) [09-17] - art pop
  • Sarah Buechi/Contradiction of Happiness & Jena Philharmonic: The Paintress (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Buffalo Daughter: We Are the Times (Anniversary) [09-17]
  • Buffalo Nichols: Buffalo Nichols (Fat Possum) [10-15]
  • Buffet Lunch: The Power of Rocks (Upset the Rhythm) [05-07]
  • The Bug: Fire (Ninja Tune) [08-27] - grime [*]
  • Jake Bugg: Saturday Night, Sunday Morning () [08-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Bull: Discover Effortless Living () [03-26]
  • Molly Burch: Romantic Images () [07-23] - indie pop
  • Burial: Chemz/Dolphin (Hyperdub -EP) [05-21] - electronic [*]
  • Greg Burk/Ron Seguin/Michel Lambert: Sound Neighbors (Tonos -20) [2020-02-23] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Burk: Simple Joys (Tonos) [06-28] - jazz [*]
  • Christopher Burnett: The Standards Vol 1 (ARC) - jazz
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (the Songs) (Imperial Distribution) [06-10] - synthpop
  • Cedric Burnside: I Be Trying (Single Lock) [06-25] - blues [**]
  • Burnt Belief: Mutual Isolation (Alchemy) - jazz
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber: Angels Over Oakanda (Avantgroidd) - jazz [***]
  • Abraham Burton/Lucian Ban: Black Salt: Live at the Baroque Hall (Sunnyside) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Veryan Weston/Øyvind Stonesund/Dag Erik Kriedal Andersen: Mapless Quiet (Motvind -20) [2020-12-22] - jazz [**]
  • John Butcher/Dominic Lash/John Russell/Mark Sanders: Discernment (Spoonhunt) [06-01] - jazz [*]
  • John Butcher/Sharon Gal/David Toop: Until the Night Melts Away (Shrike) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Butcher Brown: Encore (Concord Jazz -EP) [06-04] - jazz-funk [B]
  • Cabaret Voltaire: Dekadrone (Mute) [04-09] - post-industrial [*]
  • Cabaret Voltaire: BN9Drone (Mute) [04-23]
  • George Cables: Too Close for Comfort (HighNote) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Cadence Weapon: Parallel World (eOne)
  • Francesco Cafiso: Irene of Boston: Conversation Avec Corto Maltese (Eflat -20) [2020-12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Matt Caflisch: Runaway (Fat Oak -20) [2020-05-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Gwen Cahue: Margin Call (Quest) [08-20] - jazz
  • Caleborate: Light Hit My Skin (Caleborate) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • Calibre: Feeling Normal (Signature)
  • Mira Calix: Absent Origin (Warp) [11-05]
  • Calva Louise: Euphoric () [10-15]
  • Jonas Cambien Trio: Nature Hath Painted the Body (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Camera: Prosthuman (Bureau B) [02-19]
  • Cande y Paulo: Cande y Paulo (Decca) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Cannibal Corpse: Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade) [04-16] - death metal
  • Jerry Cantrell: Brighten () [10-29] - alt/indie
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Ilyas Ahmed: You Can See Your Own Way Out ()
  • Caoilfhionn Rose: Truly () [04-09] - art pop
  • Alessia Cara: In the Meantime (Def Jam) [09-24] - pop
  • Caravan: It's None of Your Business () [10-08]
  • Carcass: Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast) [09-17] - death metal
  • Brandi Carlile: In These Silent Days (Low Country Sound/Elektra) [10-01] - Americana [B]
  • Hayes Carll: You Get It All (Dualtone) [10-30] - country [A-]
  • Pedro Carneiro & Pedro Melo Alves: Bad Company (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Enzo Carniel/Filippo Vignato Silent Room: Aria (Menace) - jazz [***]
  • John Carpenter: Lost Themes III: Alive After Death () [02-05] - prog electronic
  • Melissa Carper: Daddy's Country Gold () - country
  • Francois Carrier: Glow (FMR) - jazz [U]
  • Marques Carroll: The Ancestors' Call (self-released) - jazz
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 1: Sonar (Orbit577) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 2: The Middle (Orbit577) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Carter: Playfield Vol 3: After Life (Orbit577) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter//Tobias Wilner/Djibril Toure/Federick Ughi: New York United, Volume 2 (577) [09-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes: Sticky (AWAL) [10-15] - alt/indie
  • Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Skyline (5 Passion) [09-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Playboi Carti: Whole Lotta Red (AWGE/Interscope -20) [2020-12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Andre Carvalho: Lost in Translation (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Marc Cary: Life Lessons (Sessionheads United) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Ca$ablanca & Cap Chino: Korea-Town () - hip-hop
  • Peter Case: The Midnight Broadcast (Bandaloop) [03-12]
  • Daniel Casimir: Boxed In (Jazz Re:freshed) - jazz
  • Sharel Cassity/Rajiv Halim/Greg Ward: Altoizm (Afar Music) [07-16] - jazz
  • Robert Castelli: Party at One World Plaza (Castelli-in-Cielo -20) - jazz
  • The Catenary Wires: Birling Gap (Shelflife) [06-18]
  • Cautious Clay: Deadpan Love (The Orchard) [06-25] - alt r&b
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Carnage (AWAL) [02-25] - art rock [B]
  • Cee Knowledge: The Calidelphian () - hip-hop
  • Celeste: Not Your Muse () [01-29] - neo-soul
  • CFCF: Memoryland (BGM Solutions) [04-09] - electronic
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick: Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby (Ba Da Bing!) [02-05] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Chai: Wink (Sub Pop) [05-21] - alt/indie [**]
  • Jorja Chalmers: Midnight Train (Italians Do It Better) [05-28] - synthpop
  • Chamber 4: Dawn to Dusk (JACC) - jazz
  • Joe Chambers: Samba De Marcatu (Blue Note) [02-26] - jazz [B]
  • Cole Chaney: Mercy () - country
  • Brian Charette: Power From the Air (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [*]
  • Bill Charlap Trio: Street of Dreams (Blue Note) [11-12] - jazz
  • Pearl Charles: Magic Mirror (Kanine) [01-15] - soft rock
  • Ian Charleton Big Band: A Fresh Perspective (none) [03-16] - jazz [***]
  • Cheap Trick: In Another World (BMG) [04-09] - power pop
  • Casey Chesnutt: Down Mexico Way EP ()
  • Christina Chatfield: Sutro (Mysteries of the Deep)
  • Tania Caroline Chen/Wadada Leo Smith: Every Leaf (self-released) - jazz
  • Requin Chagrin: Bye Bye Baby (KMS Disques) [04-09] - dream pop
  • Claire Chase: Density 2036 (2013-2015) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-19] - jazz
  • Claire Chase: Density 2036 (2016-2017) (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-19] - jazz
  • Cheval Sombre: Time Wait for No One (Sonic Cathedral) [02-26] - slowcore
  • Cheval Sombre: Days Go By (Sonic Cathedral) [05-28] - slowcore
  • The Chills: Scatterbrain (Fire) [05-14] - alt/indie [***]
  • Pamai Chirdkiatisak: Dreamer (self-released -18) - jazz
  • Chubby and the Gang: The Mutt's Nuts (Partisan) [08-27] - punk [**]
  • Eric Church: Heart (EMI Nashville) [04-16] - country [**]
  • Eric Church: & (EMI Nashville -EP) [04-20] - country
  • Eric Church: Soul (EMI Nashville) [04-23] - country [*]
  • Chvrches: Screen Violence (Glassnote) [08-27] - electropop [***]
  • Margo Cilker: Pohorylle (Loose) [11-05] - country
  • Cindy: 1:2 () [10-01] - dream pop
  • Francesco Ciniglio: The Locomotive Suite (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Circuit Des Yeux: -Io (Matador) [10-22] - art pop
  • Mark Cisneros/Nik Francis/Luke Stewart: We Were Here Before (CAA) - jazz
  • The City Champs: Luna '68 (Big Legal Mess) - jazz
  • Civic: Future Forecast (Flightless)
  • Clairo: Sling (Fader/Republic) [07-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: New Fragility (CYHSY) [02-12] - indie pop
  • Clark: Playground in a Lake (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Mike Clark and Michael Zilber: Mike Drop (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Randal Clark: Imaginary World (Blue Hour) - jazz
  • Scott Clark: This Darkness (Out of Your Head) - jazz
  • Josienne Clarke: A Small Unknowable Thing (Corduroy Punk) [08-13]
  • Claud: Super Monster (Saddest Factory) [02-12] - indie pop
  • Claudia Quintet: Evidence-based (Flexatonic) [09-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Merry Clayton: Beautiful Scars (Motown) [04-09] - gospel
  • Jon Cleary: The New Orleans Collection: So Swell (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Gerald Cleaver: Griots (Positive Elevation/577) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Clever Girls: Constellations () [03-26]
  • Clinic: Fantasy Island (Domino) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Glenn Close/Ted Nash: Transformation (Tiger Turn) - jazz
  • Closer: Within One Stem (Lauren) [03-12] - screamo
  • Cloud Nothings: The Shadow I Remember (Carpark) [02-26] - alt/indie [**]
  • Biffy Clyro: The Myth of the Happily Ever After (14th Floor) [10-22] - alt/indie
  • The Coast Jazz Orchestra: The Temp (Music by Taylor Ho Bynum, Words by Matthea Harvey) (self-released) [02-17] - jazz
  • Cochemea: Vol II: Baca Sewa (Daptone) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Todd Cochran TC3: Then and Again, Here and Now (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Jarvis Cocker: Chansons D'Ennui Tip-Top (ABKCO) [10-22] - chanson
  • Code Quartet: Genealogy (Justin Time) [04-23] - jazz
  • Codenine: LVNDR () - hip-hop
  • Turner Cody & the Soldiers of Love: Friends in High Places (Capitane) [06-04]
  • Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves: Reconvexo (Anzic) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Avishai Cohen: Two Roses (Naive) [04-16] - jazz [B]
  • Emmet Cohen: Future Stride (Mack Avenue) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Cohen: Winter Sun (Blujazz) - jazz [**]
  • Tom Cohen: My Take (Versa Music) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne: Rakes & Misfits (Grimdon) [03-05]
  • Cola Boyy: Prosthetic Boombox (MGMT/Record Makers) [06-18] - hypnagogic pop
  • J Cole: The Off-Season (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) [05-14] - hip-hop [*]
  • Steve Cole: Smoke and Mirrors (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [06-18] - jazz
  • Xhosa Cole: Know Them, Know Us (Stoney Lane) [07-30] - jazz [**]
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Live at the Village Vanguard Volume II (MDW NTR) (Pi -2CD) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Colleen: The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey) [05-21] - ambient pop
  • Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few: Cosmic Transitions (Cosmic Transitions) [05-12] - jazz [***]
  • Alex Collins/Ryan Berg/Karl Latham: Together (Dropzonejazz) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Paul Colombo Group: Rio Crystal (Vectordisc) - jazz
  • Coma World: Coma World () [02-05]
  • Common: A Beautiful Revolution (Pt 2) (Loma Vista) [09-10] - hip-hop
  • Alex Conde: Descarga for Bud (Sedajazz) - jazz
  • Configa & DJ Views: The Year After () - jazz
  • Wayne Coniglio & Scott Whitfield: Faster Friends (Summit) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Joanna Connor: 4801 South Indiana Avenue (Keeping the Blues Alive) [02-26]
  • Contour: Love Suite (Good Question -EP) [03-13] - r&b [*]
  • The Contraptionists: Working Man's Dread (self-released) [05-28] - Americana [B]
  • Converge & Chelsea Wolfe: Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph) [11-19] - sludge metal
  • Conway the Machine: La Maquina (Griselda/Drumwork/Empire) [04-16] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine & Big Ghost Ltd: If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed () - hip-hop
  • The Cookers: Look Out! (Gearbox) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Alice Cooper: Detroit Stories (EarMusic) [02-26] - hard rock
  • Jack Cooper/Jeff Tobias: Tributaries (Astral Spirits) [07-23] - jazz [B]
  • The Coral: Coral Island (Run On) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Chick Corea Akoustic Band: Live! (Concord Jazz) - jazz
  • Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt: Made Out of Sound (Palilalia) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Desafio Candente (Woolgathering) - jazz
  • Larry Coryell: Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XI: The Last Call (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz
  • Jeff Cosgrove: History Gets Ahead of Itself (self-released) - jazz
  • Cosha: Mt Pleasant () [07-02] - alt r&b
  • Simao Costa: Beat With Out Byte (Cipsela) [05-20] - jazz [**]
  • Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Spanish Model (UMe) [09-10] - pop [**]
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Second Lives (Gearbox) [05-07] - jazz
  • Elisabeth Coudoux: Emiszatett: Earis (Impakt) [05-14] - jazz
  • Cathal Coughlan: Song of Co-Akin (Dimple Discs) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Counting Crows: Butter Miracle, Suite One (BMG -EP) [05-11]
  • The Courettes: Back in Mono () [10-15]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Ned Rothenberg/Julian Sartorius: Lockdown (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [***]
  • Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson: Searching for the Disappeared Hour (Pyroclastic) [10-29] - jazz [***]
  • Cowboys & Frenchmen: Our Highway (Outside In Music) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Neil Cowley: Hall of Mirrors (Mote) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Marlon Craft: How We Intended () - hip-hop
  • Samantha Crain: I Guess We Live Here Now (Real Kind) [04-09]
  • Joshua Chuquimia Crampton: 4 (Puro Fantasia -EP) [01-01]
  • Cranes [Matthias Muller/Eve Risser/Christian Marien]: Formation - Deviation (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Creeper: American Noir () [07-30] - pop rock
  • Crimeapple: YDFWC? () - hip-hop
  • Marilyn Crispell/Eddie Prevost/Harrison Smith: ConcertOTO (Matchless) - jazz
  • AJ Croce: By Request (Compass) [02-05]
  • Charley Crockett: 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand (Son of Davy) [02-26] - country [**]
  • Charley Crockett: Music City USA (Son of Davy) [09-17] - country [***]
  • Dan Croll: On Top () [07-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Joy Crookes: Skin (Insanity) [10-15] - neo-soul
  • David Crosby: For Free (BMG) [07-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Theon Cross: Intra-I (New Soil) [10-29] - nu jazz
  • Crowded House: Dreamers Are Waiting (EMI) [06-04]
  • Rodney Crowell: Triage (RC1) [07-23] - country [***]
  • Adrian Crowley: The Watchful Eye of the Stars (Chemikal Underground) [04-30]
  • Crumb: Ice Melt (Crumb) [04-30] - psychedelic pop
  • Crystal Tides: Eat Your Words () [05-28]
  • Gemma Cullingford: Let Me Speak (Outre) [07-30]
  • Spencer Cullum: Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection (YK) [11-12] - folk rock
  • Joel Culpepper: Sgt Culpepper () [07-23] - funk
  • The Cult of Dom Keller: They Carried the Dead in a UFO () [05-21]
  • Caleb Wheeler Curtis: Ain't No Storm (Imani/88 Keys) - jazz
  • Cyclone Trio: The Clear Revolution (577) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremiah Cymerman/Charlie Looker: A Horizon Made of Canvas (Astral Spirits) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Citadels & Sanctuaries (5049) [08-20] - jazz
  • Andrew Cyrille Quartet: The News (ECM) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Czarface/MF Doom: Super What? (Silver Age -EP) [05-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lucy Dacus: Home Video (Matador) [06-25] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Daggerboard: Last Days of Studio A (Wide Hive) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sturle Dagsland: Sturle Dagsland () [02-05] - experimental rock
  • Pan Daijing: Jade () [06-04] - experimental
  • Dal:um: Similar & Different (Glitterbeat) [06-25]
  • Dam Funk: Architecture III (Glydezone) [04-23]
  • Damata: What's Damata (Dugnad) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Damon & Naomi: A Sky Record (20/20/20) [08-13] - slowcore
  • Damu the Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (Def Presse/Get On Down) [09-03] - hip-hop
  • Lao Dan/Deng Boyu: TUTU Duo (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Ex Machina: Bail Shag EP (self-released -EP) [01-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Barbara Dang & Muzzix: Michael Pisaro-Liu: Tombstones (Elsewhere) [10-19] - jazz
  • Lars Danielsson Liberetto: Cloudland (ACT Music) - jazz
  • Harold Danko: Spring Garden (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Dark Time Sunshine: Lore () - hip-hop
  • Darkside: Spiral (Matador) [07-23] - art rock
  • Sarah Davachi: Antiphonals (Late Music) [09-10] - ambient
  • Dave: We're All Alone in This Together (Neighbourhood) [07-23] - UK hip-hop [A-]
  • John Daversa Jazz Orchestra: All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren (Tiger Turn) - jazz
  • Caroline Davis: Portals, Volume 1: Mourning (Sunnyside) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Guy Davis: Be Ready When I Call You (MC) - blues
  • Angel Bat Dawid: Hush Harbor Mixtape Vol 1 Doxology (International Anthem) [06-19] - jazz
  • Richard Dawson & Circle: Henki (Weird World) [11-30]
  • Steve Dawson: At the Bottom of a Canyon in the Branches of Tree (Pravda) [07-16]
  • Lucky Daye: Table for Two ()
  • Yussef Dayes Trio: Welcome to the Hills (Cashmere Thoughts) - jazz
  • DDG: Die 4 Respect (Epic)
  • Roxanne De Bastion: You & Me, We Are the Same () [09-03]
  • De Beren Gieren: Less Is Endless () [02-19]
  • Erika De Casier: Sensational (4AD) [05-21] - alt r&b
  • Indigo De Souza: Any Shape You Take (Saddle Creek) [08-27] - alt/indie
  • Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (Sargent House) [08-20] - shoegaze
  • Dan Dean: Fanfare for the Common Man (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Jamael Dean: Primordial Waters (Stones Throw) [10-29]
  • Deap Vally: Marriage () [11-19] - indie rock
  • Dear Laika: Pluperfect Mind () [10-29] - art pop
  • Michael Dease: Give It All You Got (Posi-Tone) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Santi Debriano: Flash of the Spirit (Truth Revolution) - jazz
  • Graham Dechter: Major Influence (Capri) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Manni Dee: A Low Level Love (Perc Trax) [06-18] - techno
  • The Deep Dark Woods: Changing Faces (Six Shooter) [05-14]
  • Deep Tan: Creeping Speedwells () [06-04] - post-punk
  • Deerhoof: Actually, You Can (Joyful Noise) [10-22] - indie rock
  • Del Amitri: Fatal Mistakes (Cooking Vinyl) [05-28]
  • Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Polydor/Interscope) [03-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lana Del Rey: Blue Bannisters (Polydor/Interscope) [10-22] - pop [***]
  • Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light (Pyroclastic) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Benoit Delbecq 4: Gentle Ghosts (Jazzdor) - jazz
  • Delgres: 4:00 AM (PIAS) [04-09] - jazz
  • Christopher Dell/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Beats (Plaist) [01-29] - jazz
  • The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band Featuring Bonnie Eisele: Hot Night in Venice: Live at the Venice Jazz Club (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Adrian Democ: Hlaholika (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Tanya Dennis: White Sails Blue Skies (Paloma) - jazz
  • Bertrand Denzler/Phil Durrant/Mark Wastell: What Do You See When You Are Sleeping? (Conront) [01-31] - jazz
  • Bo DePena: It's About to Get Western ()
  • Derupeto Quartet: Derupeto (Nobel) - jazz
  • Desertion Trio: Numbers Maker (Cuneiform) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Randal Despommier: Dio C'e (Outside In Music) [02-06] - jazz [B]
  • Bryce Dessner: Impermanence/Disintegration (37d03d) - jazz
  • Blu DeTiger: How Did We Get Here? () [03-05]
  • Duke Deuce: Duke Nukem ()
  • Taylor Deupree: Mur (Dauw) [03-26]
  • The Devil Wears Prada: ZII () [05-21] - metalcore
  • Devin the Dude: Soulful Distance () - hip-hop
  • Toumani Diabate & the London Symphony Orchestra: Korolen (World Circuit) [04-23] - modern classical
  • Li Diaguo: Xiao Gong ()
  • Dialect: Under-Between (RVNG Intl) [03-19] - electroacoustic
  • Madi Diaz: History of a Feeling (Anti-) [08-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Peter DiCarlo: Onward (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Robert Dick/Nicola L Hein: Structures of Unreason (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Whit Dickey/William Parker/Matthew Shipp: Village Mothership (Tao Forms) [10-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Dictaphone: Goats & Distortions 5 (Denovali)
  • Ani DiFranco: Revolutionary Love (Righteous Babe) [01-29] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Digga D: Made in the Pyrex (02-25) [CGM]
  • DijahSB: Head Above the Waters (AWAL)
  • John Dikeman/Hamid Drake: Live in Chicago (Doek Raw -20) [2020-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Dinosaur Jr: Sweet It Into Space (Jagjaguwar) [02-23] - alt/indie
  • Patterson Dipper: Unearthing () [01-28]
  • Silas J Dirge: The Poor Devil () - country
  • Divide and Dissolve: Gas Lit (Invada) [01-29] - drone metal
  • The Divorcees: Drop of Blood () - country
  • McKinley Dixon: For My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her (Spacebomb) [05-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • DJ Black Low: Uwami (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-12] - African [A-]
  • DJ Earl: Bass + Funk & Soul (Moveltraxx -20) [2020-12-04] - electronic
  • DJ Khaled: Khaled Khaled (We the Best/Roc Nation/Epic) [04-30] - hip-hop
  • DJ Muggs & Rome Streetz: Death & the Magician () - hip-hop
  • Django Django: Glowing in the Dark (Because Music) [02-12] - indie pop
  • DMX: Exodus (Def Jam) [05-28] - hip-hop
  • DMX Krew: Loose Gears (Hypercolour) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Do Nothing: Glueland () [03-12] - post-punk
  • Sasha Dobson: Girl Talk (self-released) [09-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Dodie: Build a Problem (Doddieoddie) [05-07] - alt-pop
  • Julie Doiron: I Thought of You (You've Changed) [11-26]
  • Dolphin Midwives: Body of Water () [07-09] - electroacoustic
  • Dominican Jazz Project: Desde Lejos (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Pat Donaher: Occasionally (self-released) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Doja Cat: Planet Her (Kemosabe/RCA) [06-25] - hip-pop [*]
  • Micky Dolenz: Dolenz Sings Nesmith () [05-21]
  • Denise Donatelli: Whistling in the Dark . . . The Music of Burt Bacharach (Savant) - jazz
  • Michel Doneda/Frederic Blondy/Tetsu Saitoh: Spring Road 16 (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Dopolarians: The Bond (Mahakala Music) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Doran: Doran () [11-05]
  • Christy Doran/Stefan Banz: Aerosols (Between the Lines) - jazz
  • Tashi Dorji/Marshall Trammell: Duo Damage Vol 1: Live in Portland (SIGE) - jazz
  • Giuseppe Doronzo/Pino Basile: Aterraterr (Tora) - jazz
  • Doss: 4 New Hit Songs (-EP) [05-07]
  • Leon Lee Dorsey: Thank You Mr Mabern! (Jazz Avenue 1 -20) - jazz
  • Dos Santos: City of Mirrors (International Anthem) [10-15] - Latin [*]
  • Nahawa Doumbia: Kanawa (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [01-29] - Africa [***]
  • Bobby Dove: Hopeless Romantic ()
  • Dowally: Early Bird // Night Owl () [02-19]
  • Chet Doxas: You Can't Take It With You (Whirlwind) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Ed Dowie: The Obvious I (Needle Mythology) [03-26]
  • Riley Downing: Start It Over (New West) [05-14]
  • William Doyle: Great Spans of Muddy Time (Tough Love) [03-19] - art pop
  • Drakeo the Ruler: The Truth Hurts () - hip-hop
  • Dream Theater: A View From the Top of the World () [10-22] - prog metal
  • Eris Drew: Quivering in Time (T4T LUV NRG) [10-29] - deep house
  • Driftmachine: Spume & Recollection () [03-12] - ambient dub
  • Dropkick Murphys: Turn Up That Dial (Born & Bred) [04-30] - celtic punk
  • Drug Store Romeos: The World Within Our Bedrooms (Fiction) [10-09] - dream pop
  • Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg (4AD) [04-02] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Du Blonde: Homecoming (Daemon TV) [04-02] - alt/indie
  • Scott DuBois: Summer Water (Sunnyside) [04-02] - jazz [**]
  • Deelee Dube: Trying Times (Concord) - jazz
  • Ducks Ltd: Modern Fiction (Carpark) [10-01] - jangle pop
  • Emily Duff: Razor Blade Smile (Mr Mudshow Music) [07-23] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Ryan Dugre: Three Rivers () [02-19]
  • Sal Dulu: Xompulse (Sal Dulu) [02-19]
  • Rebecca Dumaine and the Dave Miller Trio: Someday, Someday (Summit) [03-12] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Dummy: Mandatory Enjoyment (Trouble in Mind) [10-22]
  • Adrianne Duncan: Gemini (LA Modern Jazz Series) - jazz
  • Hope Dunbar: Sweetheartland () - country
  • Paul Dunmall/Percy Pursglove/Olie Brice/Jeff Williams: Palindromes (West Hill) [02-12] - jazz [***]
  • Paul Dunmall & Mark Sanders: Unity (577) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Paul Dunmall/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: The Bright Awakening (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Duo Libertaire: Hint of Monk (Intrication) - jazz
  • Jon Durant & Stephan Thelen: Crossings (Alchemy) - jazz
  • John Dwyer/Nick Murray/Brad Caulkins/Greg Coates/Tom Dolas: Witch Egg (Rock Is Hell) - jazz
  • Dying Wish: Fragments of a Bitter Memory () [10-01] - metalcore
  • Jordan Dykstra/Koen Nutters: In Better Shape Than You Found Me (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Steve Earle & the Dukes: JT (New West) [01-04] - country [A-]
  • Anderson East: Maybe We Never Die (Elektra) [08-20]
  • East Axis [Matthew Shipp/Allen Lowe/Gerald Cleaver/Kevin Ray]: Cool With That (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [A]
  • Gerry Eastman Trio: Trust Me (self-released) [10-01] - jazz [*]
  • Asun Eastwood & Finn: The SOUL () - hip-hop
  • Easy Life: Life's a Beach (Island) [05-28] - indie pop
  • Silke Eberhard Trio: Being the Up and Down (Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Adventures of the Wildflower (L&H Production -2CD) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Eckman: Where the Spirit Rests () [06-04]
  • Rachel Eckroth: The Garden (Rainy Days) [09-03] - jazz
  • Edward II: Dancing Tunes (Cadiz Music) [03-12]
  • Zoe Efstathiou/Oda Dyrnes: Kyaness (Allekung) - jazz
  • Efterklang: Windflowers (City Slang) [10-08] - chamber pop
  • Moka Efti Orchestra: Erstausgabe (Six Degrees) - jazz
  • Mathias Eick: When We Leave (ECM) [09-24] - jazz
  • Mats Eilertsen: Solitude Central (Hemli) [02-05] - jazz
  • Eilien: Digital Lovers (Genot Centre) [05-09]
  • Billie Eilish: Happer Than Ever (Interscope) [07-30] - pop [A-]
  • Tomas R Einarsson: Latinball I Buðardal (Lucky -20) - jazz
  • Douwe Eisenga: Open (V2) - jazz
  • El Michaels Affair: Yeti Season () [03-26] - psychedelic pop
  • Elbow: Flying Dream 1 (Polydor) [11-19]
  • Elder Island: Swimming Static (Elder Island) [05-28] - art pop
  • Elephant9: Arrival of the New Elders (Rune Grammofon) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Eleventh Dream Day: Since Grazed ()
  • Danny Elfman: Big Mess (Anti-) [06-11] - art rock
  • Elhae: Aura III ()
  • Eliane Elias: Mirror Mirror (Candid) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Elkka: Euphoric Melodies (Technicolour -EP) [05-21] - house [**]
  • Kurt Elling: SuperBlue (Edition) [09-30] - vocal jazz
  • Richard Elliot: Authentic Life (Shanachie) - pop jazz
  • Pete Ellman Big Band: For Pete's Ache (One Too Tree) - jazz
  • Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18: Mas (Banana & Louie) [02-26]
  • Amir ElSaffar/Rivers of Sound: The Other Shore (Outnote) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: A Time for Healing (Spiritmuse) - jazz
  • Ember With Orrin Evans: No One Is Any One (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Dzijan Emin & the Magical Orchestra: Live in Ohrid (ZJM) - jazz
  • Eminem: Music to Be Murdered By: Side B (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope -20) [2020-12-18] - pop rap [***]
  • Signe Emmeluth: Hi Hello I'm Signe (Relative Pitch) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Employed to Serve: Conquering (Spinefarm) [09-17] - metalcore
  • Erin Enderlin: Barroom Mirrors EP (Black Crow Productions -EP) [10-14] - country [**]
  • Endless Boogie: Admonitiions (No Quarter) [11-12] - blues rock
  • Ensemble O/Aum Grand Ensemble: Julius Eastman: Femenine (Sub Rosa) [02-12] - minimalism [***]
  • Enumclaw: Jimbo Demo (-EP)
  • Noga Erez: Kids (City Slang) [03-26] - electropop [***]
  • Katharina Ernst: Le Temps (Trost/Ventil) - jazz
  • Yoav Eshed/Lex Korten/Massimo Biolcati/Jongkuk Kim: A Way Out (Sounderscore) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Esoctrilihum: Dy'th Requiem for the Serpent Telepath ()
  • Euphorium Freakestra: Soundz Offfe Drzk Wahuh (Euphorium) - jazz
  • Evanescence: The Bitter Truth () [03-26] - alt/indie
  • Falkner Evans: Invisible Words (CAP) [08-13] - jazz [**]
  • Orrin Evans: The Magic of Now (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Every Time I Die: Radical (Epitaph) [10-22] - metalcore
  • Evidence: Unlearning Vol 1 ()
  • Eyehategod: A History of Nomadic Behavior () [03-12] - sludge metal
  • Eyevin Nonet: Thomas Chapin III: Unearthed (Corne De Brume) - jazz
  • FACS: Present Tense (Trouble in Mind) [05-21] - experimental rock
  • Facta: Blush (Wisdom Teeth) [04-02] - ambient house
  • Joe Fahey: February on Ice (Rough Fish) [02-26] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Fail Better!: The Fall (JACC) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Rodrigo Faina and Change Ensemble: Different Roots (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Marianne Faithfull With Warren Ellis: She Walks in Beauty (BMG) [04-30] - spoken word [**]
  • Fake Fruit: Fake Fruit (Rocks in Your Head)
  • Chet Faker: Hotel Surrender () [07-16] - downtempo
  • Roger Fakhr: Fine Anyway (Habibi Funk) - jazz
  • Falle Nioke & Ghost Culture: Badiare EP () [11-05]
  • Familiar Action: Familiar Action () [05-06]
  • Family Plan: Family Plan (Endectomorph Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Famous: The Valley () [05-28] - post-punk
  • Alon Farber: Hagiga: Reflecting on Freedom (Origin) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Andy Farber and His Orchestra: Early Blue Evening (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Farmer Dave & the Wizards of the West: FDWOW (Curation) [01-22] - space rock
  • Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomard: Once (Talitres) [04-30]
  • Hernani Faustino: Twelve Bass Tunes (Phonogram Unit) [08-12] - jazz [***]
  • Fear Factory: Aggression Continuum (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - industrial metal
  • Lorraine Feather: My Own Particular Life (Relarion) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Thomas Fehlmann: Boser Herbst (Kompakt) [04-09] - ambient [A-]
  • Steven Feifke Big Band: Kinetic (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Jared Feinman: Love Is an Obstacle (West of Philly) [02-12] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Mark Feldman: Sounding Point (Intakt) [03-05] - jazz
  • The Felice Brothers: From Dreams to Dust (Yep Roc) [09-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Sam Fender: Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) [10-08] - heartland rock
  • RAP Ferreira: Bob's Son: RAP Ferreira in the Garden Level Cafe of the Scallops Hotel (Ruby Yacht) [01-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • RAP Ferreira: The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures (Ruby Yacht) [11-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • Andre Ferreri Quintetto: Numero Uno (Laser) [05-31] - jazz [**]
  • Feu! Chatterton: Palais D'Argile (Caroline) [03-12] - art pop
  • Fiddlehead: Between the Richness (Run for Cover) [05-21] - emo
  • Joe Fiedler's "Open Sesame": Fuzzy and Blue (Multiphonics) [11-12] - jazz [***]
  • Field Music: Flat White Moon (Memphis Industries) [04-23] - prog pop
  • Field Works: Cedars (Temporary Residence) [03-05]
  • Alvin Fielder/David Drove/Jason Jackson/Damon Smith: The Very Cup of Trembling (Astral Spirits) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Fievel Is Glauque: God's Trashmen Sent to Right the Mess (La Loi) - Plunderphonics
  • Diego Figueiredo: Antarctica (Arbors) - jazz
  • Fimber Bravo: Lunar Tredd (Moshi Moshi) [02-26]
  • Robert Finley: Sharecropper's Son (Easy Eye Sound) [05-21] - blues [***]
  • Fire!: Defeat (Rune Grammofon) [02-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Samantha Fish: Faster (Rounder) [09-10]
  • Conrad Fisher: Homemade () - country
  • Fiver: Fiver With the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition ()
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: (Exit) Knarr (Odin) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Rolf-Erik Nystrom: El Sistema (Sonic Transmissions) [09-23] - jazz
  • The Flatland Quartet: Songs From the Urban Forest (Gold Lion Arts) - jazz
  • The Flatlanders: Treasure of Love (Rack 'Em) [07-09] - country [***]
  • The Fleshtones: Face of the Screaming Werewolf (Yep Roc) [02-26]
  • Dave Flippo: Dedications: Jazz From Planet Flippo (Oppilf) - jazz
  • Floatie: Voyage Out (Exploding in Sound)
  • Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra: Promises (Luaka Bop) [03-23] - jazz [**]
  • Flock of Dimes: Head of Roses (Sub Pop) [04-02] - alt/indie
  • Flow Trio With Joe McPhee: Winter Garden (ESP-Disk) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Gabby Fluke-Mogul/Jacob Felix Heule/Kanoko Nishi-Smith: Non-Dweller (Humbler) - jazz
  • Flukten: Velkommen Hap (Odin) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • John Francis Flynn: I Would Not Live Always () [07-30]
  • Focusyear Band 2021: Bosque (Neuklang) [04-29] - jazz [*]
  • Tim Foljahn: I Dreamed a Dream (Cart/House) [05-07]
  • Foo Fighters: Medicine at Midnight (RCA) [02-05] - alt/indie
  • For Those I Love: For Those I Love (September) [03-26] [***]
  • Robben Ford: Pure (Ear) - jazz
  • Adam Forkelid: 1st Movement (Prophone) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • Bruce Forman: Reunion! (B4Man Music) - jazz
  • Michael and Peter Formanek: Dyads (Out of Your Head) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Michael Formanek: Imperfect Measures (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Foster/Ben Bennett: Contractions (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Foxing: Draw Down the Moon (Hopeless) [08-06] - alt/indie
  • Chloe Foy: Where Shall We Begin (self-released) [06-11] - chamber pop
  • Joel Frahm: The Bright Side (Anzic) [05-13] - jazz [**]
  • Nils Frahm: Graz (Erased Tapes) [03-29]
  • Peter Frampton: Peter Frampton Forgets the Words (UMe) [04-23]
  • Mulo Francel: Mountain Melody (GLM) [10-15] - jazz
  • James Francies: Purest Form (Blue Note) [05-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Francois & the Atlas Mountains: Banane Bleue () [02-26] - French pop
  • Henry Fraser/John McCowen/Sam Weinberg: Thip (Tripticks Tapes) - jazz
  • Nick Fraser Quartet: If There Were No Opposites (Ezz-Thetics) [09-21] - jazz [*]
  • The Fratellis: Half Drunk Under a Full Moon () [04-02] - indie rock
  • Mabe Fratti: Sera Que Ahora Podremos Entendernos () [06-25] - ambient pop
  • Aaron Frazer: Introducing . . . (Dead Oceans) [01-08] - pop soul
  • Fred, Again: Actual Life ()
  • Fredo: Independence Day () [08-06] - UK hip-hop
  • Linda Fredriksson: Juniper (We Jazz) [10-29] - jazz
  • Nnenna Freelon: Time Traveler (Origin) [05-21] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Amaro Freitas: Sankofa (Far Out) - jazz
  • Stephen Fretwell: Busy Guy (Speedy Wunderground) [07-16]
  • Erik Friedlander: Sentinel (Skipstone -20) [2020-10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Amit Friedman: Unconditional Love (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • David Friesen & Bob Ravenscroft: Passage (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • David Friesen: Day of Rest (Origin) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Conny Frischauf: Die Drift (Bureau B) [01-15]
  • Frisque Concordance: Distinct Machinery (Random Acoustics -2CD) [02-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Fred Frith/Ikue Mori: A Mountain Doesn't Know It's Tall (Intakt) [02-12] - jazz
  • Fred Frith Trio With Lotte Anker/Susana Santos Silva: Road (Intakt -2CD) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Frost: Day and Age () [05-14]
  • Frozen Soul: Crypt of Ice () [01-08] - death metal
  • Fryars: God Melodies () [07-16] - art pop
  • Rob Frye: Exoplanet (Astral Spirits) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Rob Frye: Chihuahuan Desert Birdscapes (Astral Spirits) [04-30] - jazz [B]
  • Fruit Bats: The Pet Parade (Merge) [03-05] - indie pop
  • Satoko Fujii: Hazuki: Piano Solo (Libra) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio: Moon on the Lake (Libra) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii: Piano Music (Libra) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Masayoshi Fujita: Bird Ambience (Erased Tapes) [05-28]
  • Shinya Fukumori: Another Story (Nagalu) - jazz
  • Full of Hell: Garden of Burning Apparitions (Relapse) [10-01] - deathgrind
  • Champian Fulton: Live From Lockdown (Champian) [09-14] - vocal jazz
  • Maxine Funke: Seance (A Colorful Storm) [07-16]
  • Fur: When You Walk Away () [11-05] - pop
  • Futari: Beyond (Libra) [01-21] - jazz [*]
  • Futari: Underground (Libra) [11-19] - jazz [**]
  • Jayda G: DJ Kicks (!K7) - electronic
  • Karol G: KG0516 ()
  • Polo G: Hall of Fame (Columbia/Only Dreamers Achieve) [06-11] - hip-hop [*]
  • GA-20: GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor: Try It . . . You Might Like It! (Colemine) [08-20] - blues
  • Gaadge: Yeah? (Crafted Sounds) [03-19]
  • Gajanas: Cihkkojuvvon () [02-06]
  • Gallant: Neptune ()
  • Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears: A View Through a Slot (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Garage A Trois: Calm Down Cologne (Royal Potato Family) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Garbage: No Gods No Masters (Infectious Music) [06-11] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Daniel Garcia Trio: Via De La Plata (ACT) [09-24] - jazz
  • Nubya Garcia: Source We Move/We Move (Concord Jazz) [10-22] - jazz [B]
  • Garfo: Garfo (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Kenny Garrett: Sounds From the Ancestors (Mack Avenue) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Gus Garside & Herve Perez: The Unexpected Visitor (577) - jazz
  • Orla Gartland: Woman on the Internet (New Friends Music) [08-20] - indie pop
  • Gatecreeper: An Unexpected Reality () [01-15] - death metal
  • Stephen Gauci/Santiago Leibson/Shawn Lovato/Colin Hinton: Live at Scholes Street Studio (Gaucimusic -20) - jazz
  • Gazelle Twin & NYX: Deep England (NYX Collective) [03-19] - post-industrial
  • GBSR Duo With Mira Benjamin: Barbara Monk Feldman: Verses (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Geese: Projector (Partisan) [10-29] - indie rock
  • Sam Gendel/Sam Wilkes: Music for Saxofone and Bass Guitar/More Songs (Leaving) [07-21] - jazz
  • Myriam Gendron: Ma Delire: Songs of Love, Lost & Found () [10-01] - folk
  • Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon (Relapse) [03-26] - progressive metal
  • Leo Genovese: Sin Tiempo (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Virginia Genta: Suono Non Buono (Troglosound/Townlathe) - jazz
  • Claire George: The Land Beyond the Light (05-21)
  • Kazemde George: I Insist (Greenleaf Music) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Aaron Germain: Bell Projections (Aaron Germain Music) [05-14] - jazz [*]
  • Greg Germann: Tales of Time (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Justin Gerstin: Music for the Exploration of Elusive Phenomena (Zabap Music) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Jim Ghedi: In the Furrows of Common Place (Basin Rock) [01-22] - folk
  • Ghetts: Conflict of Interest (Warner) [02-19] - grime [*]
  • Yohan Giaume: Whisper of a Shadow (Life Celebration Project) - jazz
  • Barry Gibb: Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol 1 (Capitol) [01-08] - adult conteporary
  • Billy F Gibbons: Hardware (Concord) [06-04] - southern rock
  • Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios: Songs From My Father (Whaling City Sound -2CD) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi: They're Calling Me Home (Nonesuch) [04-09] - folk [***]
  • Sean Michael Giddings: Red Willow (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Gift of Gab: Finding Inspiration Somehow (Nature Sounds) [09-10] - hip-hop [A]
  • Behn Gillece: Still Doing Our Thing (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth: Utopian Ashes (Silvertone) [07-02] - chamber pop
  • Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet: Impulso Tanguero (Tiger Turn) [05-28] - tango [B]
  • Girl in Red: If I Could Make It Go Quiet (AWAL) [04-30] - indie pop [***]
  • Bendik Giske: Cracks (Smalltown Supersound) [08-27]
  • Giveon: When It's All Said and Done . . . Take Time ()
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1: Forgotten City (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [*]
  • Frode Gjerstad/Isach Skeidsvoll: Twenty Fingers (Relative Pitch) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Frode Gjerstad Trio + 1: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Circulasione Totale) - jazz
  • John Glacier: Shiloh: Lost for Words (PLZ Make It Ruins) [07-30] - UK hip-hop
  • Will Glaser: Climbing in Circles (Ubuntu -20) - jazz
  • Will Glaser: Some Drum Sounds (self-released) - jazz
  • Glok: Pattern Recognition (Bytes) [10-15]
  • Gnod: La Mort Du Sens (Rocket) [11-05] - noise rock
  • The Go! Team: Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries) [07-02] - alt/indie [***]
  • Goat Girl: On All Fours (Rough Trade) [01-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • God's Hate: God's Hate (Closed Casket Activities)
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor: G_d's Pee at State's End (Consetllation) [04-02] - post-rock
  • Gojira: Fortitude (Roadrunner) [04-30] - death metal
  • Ben Goldberg: Everything Happens to Me (BAG Productions) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Brandon Goldberg: In Good Time (self-released) - jazz
  • Binker Golding/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Moon Day (Byrd Out) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • Golden Child: Game Changer () [08-02]
  • The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade: The Emma Goldman Bust-Out Brigade (Nomad Eel) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Vivien Goldman: Next Is Now () [08-13]
  • The John Goldsby Trio: Segment (Basic Lion Music -20) - jazz
  • Vinny Golia: Even to This Day . . . Movement One: Inoculations for Orchestra and Soloists (Ninewinds/PfMentum) - jazz
  • Selena Gomez: Revelacion (Interscope) [03-12] - Latin pop
  • Neil Gonsalves Trio: Blessings and Blues (self-released) - jazz
  • Brock Gonyea: Where My Heart Is EP ()
  • Benito Gonzalez: Sing to the World (Rainy Days) - jazz
  • Jose Gonzalez: Local Valley (Mute) [09-17] - singer-songwriter
  • The Good People: The Greater Good () - hip-hop
  • Matthew Goodheart/Jon Raskin/Vladimir Tarasov: Goodheart Raskin Tarasov Trio (Temescal) - jazz
  • The Goon Sax: Mirror II (Matador) [07-09] - alt/indie [**]
  • Jon Gordon: Stranger Than Fiction (ArtistShare) [09-17] - jazz [**]
  • Bob Gorry/Pete Brunelli/Peter Riccio: GoBruCcio (NHIC) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Gotham [Talib Kweli & Diamond D]: Gotham () - hip-hop
  • Victor Gould: In Our Time (Blue Room Music) - jazz
  • Dino Govoni: Hiding in Plain Sight (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Julia Govor: Winter Mute (Jujuka -EP) [04-30] - techno [**]
  • Gov't Mule: Heavy Load Blues (Fantasy) [11-12]
  • Gowe: Jazznight () - hip-hop
  • Maria Grand: Reciprocity (Biophilia) [05-14] - jazz [***]
  • Grandbrothers: All the Unknown () [01-15] - post-minimalism
  • Grandmas House: Grandmas House () [10-15]
  • John Grant: Boy From Michigan (Bella Union) [06-25] - synthpop
  • Grasscut: Overwinter (Lo) [02-12]
  • The Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble: Jagged Spaces (Grassvita Music) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Frank Gratkowski/Achim Kaufmann/Wilbert de Joode/Tony Buck: Flatbosc & Cautery (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Grave Flowers Bongo Band: Strength of Spring (Castle Face) [04-30]
  • Milford Graves/Jason Moran: Live at Big Ears (Yes) [04-02] - jazz
  • David Gray: Skellig (AWAL) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Devin Gray/Ralph Alessi/Angelica Sanchez: Melt All the Guns (Rataplan -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina/Jim Black: Martian Kitties (Astral Spirits) [08-20] - jazz
  • Gordon Grdina: Pendulum (Attaboygirl) [10-22] - jazz [U]
  • Gordon Grdina's Square Peg: Klotski (Attaboygirl) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • David Gray: Skellig (AWAL) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Andrew Green: Dime Dancing: The Music of Steely Dan (Shifting Paradigm -20) - jazz
  • The Grid/Fripp: Leviathan () [06-25]
  • Griff: One Foot in Front of the Other (Warner) [06-18] - electropop
  • Grip: I Died for This!? () [08-27] - hip-hop
  • Tee Grizzley: Built for Whatever (300 Entertainment/Atlantic) [05-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Quiet Earth (RR Gems -20) [2020-12-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Pasquale Grosso: Solo Balads (Sony Masterworks) [04-09] - jazz
  • Pasquale Grosso: Pasquale Plays Duke (Sony Masterworks) - jazz
  • Ground: Ozunu () [05-05]
  • Grouper: Shade (Kranky) [10-22] - folk
  • Growing: Diptych (Silver Current) [04-30]
  • Guapdad 4000: 1176 (Guapdad 4000)
  • Guedra Guedra: Vexillology () [03-12] - juke
  • Guided by Voices: Earth Man Blues (GBV) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them! (GBV) [10-22] - alt/indie
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet: L'Epaisseur De L'Air (Thin Wrist) - jazz
  • Noah Gundersen: A Pillar of Salt (Cooking Vinyl) [10-08]
  • Steve Gunn: Other You (Matador) [08-27] - folk rock
  • Gustaf: Audio Drag for Ego Slobs (Royal Mountain) [10-01]
  • Mats Gustafsson/Joachim Nordwall: Shadows of Tomorrow/The Brain Produces Electric Waves (Astral Spirits -EP) [05-14] - jazz
  • Barry Guy: Irvin's Comet (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Mickey Guyton: Remember Her Name (Capitol Nashville) [09-24] - country [***]
  • Junior H: $ad Boyz 4 Life ()
  • Chung Ha: Querencia ()
  • Steve Hackett: Surrender of Silence (Inside Out) [09-10]
  • Tim Hagans: A Conversation (Waiting Moon) - jazz
  • Noah Haidu/Buster Williams/Billy Hart: Slowly: Song for Keith Jarrett (Sunnyside) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Haiku Salut: The Hill, the Light, the Ghost (Secret Name) [08-27] - folktronica
  • Luke Haines: Setting the Dogs on the Post Punk Postman (Cherry Red) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Half Waif: Mythopoetics (Anti-) [07-09] - art pop
  • Jared Hall: Seen on the Scene (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Rich Halley/Dan Clucas/Clyde Reed/Carson Halley: Boomslang (Pine Eagle) [12-03] - jazz [A-]
  • The Halluci Nation: One More Saturday Night (Radicalized) [07-30] - electronic [***]
  • Halsey: If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (Capitol) [08-27] - pop [***]
  • Frode Haltli: Avant Folk II (Hubro) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Mary Halvorson Quartet: John Zorn's Bagatelles Vol 1 (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Judith Hamann: Days Collapse (Another Timbre -20) - jazz
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Merry & Bright (Capri) [11-19] - Christmas [U]
  • Scott Hamilton/Duke Robillard: Swingin' Again (Blue Duchess) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Ross Hammond & Jay Nair: Hope (Prescott) - jazz
  • Hand Habits: Fun House (Saddle Creek) [10-22] - singer-songwriter
  • Cory Hanson: Pale Horse Rider (Drag City) [04-16] - psychedelic rock
  • Curtis Harding: If Words Were Flowers (Anti-) [11-05] - soul
  • Danny L Harle: Harlecore (Mad Decent) [02-26] - electronic [**]
  • Jack Harlow: That's What They All Say () - hip-hop
  • Sinead Harnett: Ready Is Always Too Late () - r&b
  • Roderick Harper: Evolving (R.H.M. Entertainment) [01-04] - jazz [*]
  • Bruce Harris: Soundview (Cellar Music Group) [06-04] - jazz
  • Joel Harrison: Guitar Talk (AGS) - jazz
  • John Hart: Checkmate (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • George Haslam/Joao Madeira/Padro Catello Lopes/Mario Rua: Ajuda (Slam -20) [2020-04-20] - jazz [***]
  • John Hasselback III: Entrance (self-released) - jazz
  • Chihei Hatakeyama: Late Spring (Gearbox)
  • Juliana Hatfield: Blood (American Laundromat)
  • Irena and Vojtech Havlovi: Melodies in the Sand (Melody as Truth) [03-05] - ambient
  • Alexander Hawkins: Togetherness Music: For Sixteen Musicians (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz
  • Colin Hay: I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself () [08-06]
  • Louis Hayes: Crisis (Savant) [11-12] - jazz [**]
  • Walker Hayes: Country Stuff (Monument -EP) [06-04] - country [**]
  • Rip Hayman: Waves: Real and Imagined (Recital) [06-04] - new age
  • Max Haymer: Whirlwind: Live at Sam First (Emerald City -20) - jazz
  • Graham Haynes vs Submerged: Echolocation (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz/electronics [A-]
  • Kevin Hays/Ben Street/Billy Hart: All Things Are (Smoke Sessions) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Lou Hayter: Private Sunshine (Skint) [05-28] - sophisti-pop
  • Miho Hazama & Danish Radio Big Band: Imaginary Visions (Edition) [09-24] - jazz
  • Shay Hazan Quintet: Nuff Headlines (Chant) [09-14] - jazz
  • Hearth: Melt (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Thomas Heberer/Joe Fonda/Joe Hertenstein: Remedy (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Nico Hedley: Painterly (Whatever's Clever) [09-03]
  • Lande Hekt: Going to Hell () [01-22]
  • Helado Negro: Far In (4AD) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Sylvaine Helary: Glowing Life (Ayler -20) - jazz
  • David Helbock: The New Cool (ACT Music) [03-26] - jazz [*]
  • Helloween: Helloween (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - power metal
  • Amy Helm: What the Flood Leaves Behind () [06-18]
  • Natalie Hemby: Pins and Needles (Fantasy) [10-08] - country [*]
  • Hennessy Six/Colorado Springs Youth Symphony: The Road Less Traveled (Summit) [01-22] - jazz [*]
  • Carlos Henriquez: The South Bronx Story (Tiger Turn) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • HER: Back of My Mind (RCA) [06-18] - r&b
  • Herbert: Musca (Accidental) [10-22]
  • Here Lies Man: Ritual Divination (RidingEasy) [01-22] - stoner rock
  • Vincent Herring: Preaching to the Choir (Smoke Sessions) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Herskedal: Harbor (Edition) [07-20] - jazz
  • Dave Heumann: At Heights We Sway, at Depths We Speak ()
  • John Hiatt With the Jerry Douglas Band: Leftover Feelings (New West) [05-21] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Lily Hiatt: Lately (New West) [10-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Hiatus Kaiyote: Mood Valiant (Brainfeeder) [06-25] - neo-soul [*]
  • Dylan Hicks: Accidental Birds (Soft Launch) [06-04] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • HighSchool: Forever at Last () [11-01]
  • Hildegard: Hildegard (Section1) [06-04] - UK bass
  • Kacy Hill: Simple, Sweet, and Smiling () [10-15] - synthpop
  • Richard Hill Jr Quintet: The Lost Files () [07-26] - jazz
  • Hilang Child: Every Mover () [01-08] - synthpop
  • Lisa Hilton: Transparent Sky (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Art Hirahara: Open Sky (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Hiraki: Stumbling Through the Walls ()
  • Hiromi: Silver Lining Suite (Telarc) - jazz
  • Scott Hirsch: Windless Day () [10-08]
  • Hiss Golden Messenger: Quietly Blowing It (Merge) [06-25] - Americana [*]
  • Christopher Hoffman: Asp Nimbus (Out of Your Head) [03-26] - jazz
  • Susanna Hoffs: Bright Lights (Baroque Folk) [11-12]
  • Malcolm Holcombe: Tricks of the Trade () [08-20]
  • The Hold Steady: Open Door Policy (Positive Jams) [02-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Holiday Ghosts: North Street Air () [05-21]
  • Dave Holland: Another Land (Edition) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Home Is Where: I Became Birds (Knifepunch) [03-05] - Midwest emo
  • Homeboy Sandman: Anjelitu (Mello Music Group -EP) [08-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jon Hopkins: Music for Psychedelic Therapy (Domino) [11-12] - ambient [B]
  • The Horrors: Lout () [03-12]
  • Ben Howard: Collections From the Whiteout (Island) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Joseph Howell Quartet: Live in Japan (Summit) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Houndmouth: Good for You (Dualtone) [11-05] - indie folk
  • Hovvdy: True Love (Grand Jury) [10-01] - indie pop
  • Howlin' Rain: The Dharma Wheel () [10-08]
  • HRSMN [Canibus/Kurupt/Killah Priest/Ras Kass]: The Last Ride () - hip-hop
  • David Huckfelt: Room Enough, Time Enough () [02-26]
  • Nick Hudson: Font of Human Fractures (self-released) [04-30]
  • Michael Hudson-Casanova: Echoes of Thought (self-released) - jazz
  • Michael Hurley: The Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter) [12-10] - folk
  • Hus Kingpin: Portishus () - hip-hop
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Kang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [02-02] - jazz
  • Hybrid: Black Halo (Distinctive) [07-09]
  • Chrissie Hynde: Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan (BMG) [05-21] [**]
  • Frida Hyvonen: Dream of Independence () [03-05] - art pop
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Tom Cabrera: Out of the Maelstrom (Unseen Rain) [02-19] - jazz [**]
  • Rocco John Iacovone/Phil Sirois/Tom Cabrera: Synchronics (Unseen Rain) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong (New Focus) [01-22] - jazz
  • Susie Ibarra: Walking on Water (Innova) [04-23] - jazz
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: Solotude (Gearbox) [11-26] - jazz
  • Iceage: Seek Shelter (Mexican Summer) [05-07] - art rock [B]
  • ICP Septet + Joris Roelofs + Terrie Ex: Komen & Gaan (ICP) - jazz
  • Ida Mae: Click Click Domino (Thirty Tigers) [07-16]
  • Idles: Crawler (Partisan) [11-12] - post-punk [***]
  • Iglooghost: Lei Line Eon (Gloo) [04-02] - prog electronic
  • Kari Ikonen: Impressions, Improvisations and Compositions (Ozella) [01-08] - jazz [***]
  • IKOQWE: The Beginning, the Medium, the End and the Infinite (Crammed Discs) [03-05] -
  • Il Sogno: Graduation (Gotta Let It Out) - jazz
  • Ill Considered: Liminal Space (New Soil) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Illuminati Hotties: Let Me Do One More (Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless) [10-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Natalie Imbruglia: Firebird (BMG) [09-24] - pop
  • In Layers: Pliable (FMR -20) [2020-10-11] - jazz [***]
  • Inawhirl: Streugebilde (Trost) [07-26] - jazz [*]
  • Information Society: ODDfellows (Hakatak International) [08-06]
  • Jack Ingram/Miranda Lambert/Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes (RCA Nashville) [05-07] - country [***]
  • Injury Reserve: By the Time I Get to Phoenix (self-released) [09-15] - experimental hip-hop [*]
  • Mikko Innanen/Stefan Pasborg/Cedric Piromalli: This Is It (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Instant Composers Pool & Nieuw Amsterdams Peil: De Hondemepper (ICP -20) [2020-04-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Insub Meta Orchestra: Ten/Sync (Insub) - jazz
  • Ioulus: Oddkin (Rhizome) [03-05] - art pop
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-07] - jazz
  • Jon Irabagon: Bird With Streams (Irabbagast) - jazz
  • Ferg Ireland Trio: Ferg Ireland Trio (Mondegreen) - jazz
  • Iron Maiden: Senjutsu (Parlophone) [09-03] - heavy metal
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Open the Gates (International Anthem) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Georgia Blue (Southeastern) [10-15] - Americana [B]
  • Ishmael Ensemble: Visions of Light (Severn Songs) [08-06]
  • Penelope Isles: Which Way to Happy (Bella Union) [11-05]
  • Ism: Japanese Flower (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Italian Spirit: In Japan (self-released) - jazz
  • IU: LILAC () [03-25] - K-pop
  • Ethan Iverson/Umbria Jazz Orchestra: Bud Powell in the 21st Century (Sunnyside) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey: Uneasy (ECM) [04-09] - jazz [***]
  • The J & F Band: Me and the Devil (Long Song) - jazz
  • Alan Jackson: Where Have You Gone (EMI Nashville) [05-14] - country [***]
  • Wanda Jackson: Encore (Big Machine -EP) [08-30] - rockabilly [*]
  • Yvette Janine Jackson: Freedom (Fridman Gallery) [01-29] - electroacoustic [*]
  • Jackson + Sellers: Breaking Point (Anti-) [10-22] - Americana
  • Arushi Jain: Under the Lilac Sky (Leaving) [07-09] - ambient [***]
  • Jah Wobble: Metal Box - Rebuilt in Dub (Cleopatra) [12-17] - reggae
  • Jake Breaks: Breaksy (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Naissam Jalal: Un Autre Monde (Les Couleurs Du Son) - jazz
  • Irene Jalenti: Dawn (Antidote Sounds) [10-29] - vocal jazz [**]
  • James: All the Colours of You (Virgin) [06-04] - Britpop
  • Boldy James & the Alchemist: Bo Jackson (ALC) [08-13] - gangsta rap
  • Jose James: New York 2020 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-19] - jazz
  • Loraine James: Reflection (Hyperdub) [06-04] - IDM [*]
  • Japan Review: Kvetch Sounds () [10-29]
  • Japanese Breakfast: Jubilee (Dead Oceans) [06-04] - pop [***]
  • Sarah Jarosz: Blue Heron Suite (Rounder) [05-07] - country
  • Jaubi: Nafs at Peace (Astigmatic) [05-28] - Pakistan [A-]
  • The Jazz All Stars: The Jazz All Stars Vol 1 (Le Coq) - jazz
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: The Democracy! Suite (Blue Engine) - jazz
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: A Swingin' Sesame Street Celebration (Blue Engine -20) - jazz
  • Jazz Daddies: Moontower Nights (self-released) [09-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jazz Spastiks: Camera of Sound () - hip-hop
  • Jazz Worms: Squirmin' (Capri) - jazz [*]
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Techne (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Cassandra Jenkins: An Overview on Phenomenal Nature (Ba Da Bing) [02-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Brent Jensen: More Sounds of a Dry Martini (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Eunhye Jeong: Nolda (ESP-Disk) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jevon: Fell in Love in Brasil (02-05)
  • Jhelisa: 7 Keys V.1 () [10-08]
  • Jhelisa: 7 Keys V.2 () [10-08]
  • Park Hye Jin: Before I Die (Ninja Tune) [09-10] - cloud rap [**]
  • Jinjer: Wallflowers () [08-27] - prog metal
  • Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O: Umdali (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [11-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Joan as Police Woman/Tony Allen/Dave Okumu: The Solution Is Restless (PIAS) [11-05]
  • Joeboy: Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic ()
  • Elton John: The Lockdown Sessions (Mercury) [10-22] - pop
  • Addison Johnson: Dark Side of the Mountain ()
  • Chuck Johnson: The Cinder Grove (VDSQ) [02-05] - ambient
  • Jillette Johnson: It's a Beautiful Day and I Love You (Moss Rose) [02-21]
  • Marc Johnson: Overpass (ECM) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Richard D Johnson: First Glance (Afar Music) [08-20] - jazz
  • Durand Jones & the Indications: Private Space (Dead Oceans) [07-30] - smooth soul
  • Ed Jones/Emil Karlsen: From Where the Light Falls (FMR) - jazz
  • Mike Jones: All by Myself (Jonesjazz) - jazz
  • Percy Jones/Alex Skolnick/Kenny Grohowski/Tim Motzer: Pakt (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) (Northern Spy) - jazz
  • Jim Jones & Harry Fraud: The Fraud Department (Fraud Department/Empire) [02-19] - hip-hop
  • Norah Jones: 'Til We Meet Again (Live) (Blue Note) [04-16] - vocal jazz
  • Tom Jones: Surrounded by Time (S-Curve/EMI) [04-23] - art rock
  • Topaz Jones: Don't Go Tellin' Your Momma (New Funk Academy/Black Canopy) [04-23]
  • Toggi Jonsson: Hagi () [08-31] - jazz
  • India Jordan: Watch Out! (Ninja Tune -EP) [05-07] - house [**]
  • Rochelle Jordan: Play With the Changes (Young Art) [04-30] - alt r&b [***]
  • Rodney Jordan & Christian Fabian: Conversations (Spicerack) [08-01] - jazz [**]
  • Theo Jorgensmann/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel: At the Fields Edge (Not Two) - jazz
  • Anthony Joseph: The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running for Their Lives (Heavenly Sweetness) [05-07] - spoken word [A]
  • Hayden Joseph: The Only One Who's Prayin' (Loud & Proud -20)
  • Marcus Joseph: Beyond the Dome (Jazz Re:freshed) [02-21] - jazz [B]
  • Wesley Joseph: Ultramarine (Eeviltwinn) [06-18]
  • Samara Joy: Samara Joy (Whirlwind) [07-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Joy Formidable: Into the Blue (Hassle) [08-20] - indie rock
  • Joy on Fire: Hymn (Procrastination -20) - jazz
  • JPEGMafia: LP! (Republic) [10-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Ju: III (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Sun June: Somewhere (Run for Cover) [02-05] - indie pop
  • Valerie June: The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers (Fantasy) [03-12] - country soul
  • Jungle: Loving in Stereo (Awal) [08-13] - neo-soul
  • Junglepussy: JP4 (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar)
  • Jupiter & Okwess: Na Kozonga (Everloving) [04-23] - African [***]
  • Damien Jurado: The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania (Maraqopa) [05-14]
  • ER Jurken: I Stand Corrected (Country Thyme) [04-23]
  • Whitney K: Two Years (Maple Death) [02-19]
  • Ka: A Martyr's Reward (Iron Works) [08-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • KAAN: Kaizen () - hip-hop
  • Jonathan Kane and Dave Soldier: February Meets Soldier String Quartet (EEG) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Vera Kappeler/Peter Conradin Zumthor: Herd (Intakt) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jonathan Karrant/Joshua White: Shadows Fall (self-released) [05-21] - jvocal jazz [*]
  • Kas: Like Sunlit Threads (Ilian Tape) [02-25] - breakbeat
  • Jap Kasai: Own °C (Chinabot) [05-10] - IDM
  • Kasai Allstars: Black Ants Always Fly Together, One Bangle Makes No Sound (Crammed Discs) [05-07] - African [***]
  • Katarsis 4: Live at the Underground Water Reservoir (NoBusiness -20) [2020-12-25] - jazz [*]
  • Katie Jo: Pawn Shop Queen () - country
  • Darrell Katz & OddSong: Galeanthropology (JCA) [11-19] - jazz [U]
  • Achim Kaufmann/Ignaz Schick: Altered Alchemy (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [**]
  • Mark Kavuma & the Banger Factory: Arashi No Oto (Banger Factory) - jazz
  • Liam Kazar: Due North (Woodsist/Mare) [08-06]
  • KDAP: Influences (Arts & Crafts) [07-16]
  • Charlotte Keefe: Right Here Right Now (Discus) [06-11] - jazz
  • Keen Dreams: The Second Body (Whatever's Clever/Strange Daisy) [05-14]
  • John Paul Keith: The Rhythm of the City (Wild Honey) [02-19]
  • Sophia Kennedy: Monsters (City Slang) [05-07] - art pop
  • Kero Kero Bonito: Civilisation (Polyvinyl) [09-10] - electropop
  • Jacqueline Kerrod: 17 Days in December (Orenda) [12-03] - jazz [U]
  • Eli Keszler: Icons (LucyMe) [06-25] - jazz
  • Khalab & M'berra Ensemble: M'berra (Real World) [04-23] - African
  • Reza Khan: Imaginary Road (Painted Music) [03-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Sean Khan: Supreme Love: A Journey Through Coltrane (BBE) - jazz
  • Khrysis: The Hour of Khrysis (Jamla) [04-20] - hip-hop [**]
  • Amythyst Kiah: Wary + Strange (Rounder) [06-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Kick the Cat: Gurgle (self-released) - jazz
  • Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon III: The Chosen (Republic -20) [2020-12-11] - pop rap [**]
  • Kid Kapichi: This Time Next Year () [02-05] - indie rock
  • Angelique Kidjo: Mother Nature (Decca) [06-18] - Afrobeat [B]
  • Kiefer: Then There's Love Around (Stones Throw) [08-27]
  • Masabumi Kikuchi: Hanamichi: The Final Studio Recording (Red Hook) - jazz
  • Killah Priest: Lord Sun Heavy Mental 1.1 () - hip-hop
  • The Killers: Pressure Machine (Island) [08-13] - heartland rock
  • Izumi Kimura/Cora Venus Lunny/Anthony Kelly: Folding (Farpoint) - jazz
  • Elizabeth King & the Gospel Souls: Living in the Last Days (Big Legal Mess) [04-02] - gospel
  • Little Freddie King: The New Orleans Collection: Going Upstairs (Newvelle) - jazz
  • King Crimson: Music Is Our Friend: Live in Washington and Albany, 2021 (Panegyric) - prog rock
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: LW (Flightless) [KGLW] - neo-psychedelia
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Butterfly 3000 (KGLW) [06-11] - neo-psychedelia
  • King Woman: Celestial Blues (Relapse) [07-30] - sludge metal
  • Kings of Convenience: Peace or Love (EMI) [06-18] - folk pop
  • Kings of Leon: When You See Yourself () [03-05] - alt/indie
  • Caroline Kingsbury: Heaven's Just a Flight (Fortune Tellers Music) [04-16]
  • John Carroll Kirby: Septet (Stones Throw) [06-25] - jazz-funk
  • Katy Kirby: Cool Dry Place (Keeled Scales) [02-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Kiwi Jr: Cooler Returns (Sub Pop) [01-22] - alt/indie [***]
  • Kizis: Tidibabide/Turn (Tin Angel) [02-12] - art pop
  • The Klezmatics: Letters to Afar (Chant) [08-18] - klezmer
  • KMRU: Logue (Injazero) [05-14] - ambient
  • Knocked Loose: A Tear in the Fabric of Life () [10-13] - metalcore
  • Daniel Knox: Won't You Take Me With You (HP Johnson Presents) [01-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Kojaque: Town's Dead (PIAS) [06-25] - abstract hip-hop
  • Mick Kolassa: Uncle Mick's Christmas Album (Endless Blues) [10-15] - blues [U]
  • Koma Saxo: Live (We Jazz) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Lily Konigsberg: Lily We Need to Talk Now (Wharf Cat) [10-29] - indie pop
  • Konus Quartett/Klaus Lang: Drei Allmenden (Cubus) - jazz
  • Alex Koo/Attila Gyarfas/Ralph Alessi: Identified Flying Object (WERF) - jazz
  • Kool Keith: Keith's Salon (Logistic/Telegraph) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Marieke Koopman: Chapter One (Challenge) - jazz
  • Koreless: Agor (Young) [07-09] - prog electronic
  • Kosine: Truth Serum ()
  • Kota the Friend & Statik Selektah: To Kill a Sunrise (Kota the Friend)
  • Annette Krebs: Konstruktion 1&2 Sah (self-released) - jazz
  • Susan Krebs: Daybreak (GreenGig Music) - jazz
  • Nicholas Krgovich: This Spring: Songs by Veda Hille (Tin Angel) [05-21]
  • Lucy Kruger & the Lost Boys: Transit Tapes (For Women Who Move Furniture Around) (Unique) [06-04]
  • Alexey Kruglov/Carolyn Hume/Paul May/Oleg Yudanov: Last Train From Narvskaya (Leo) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • Krum: Black Lung () - hip-hop
  • John Kruth: Love Letters From the Lazaretto (self-released) [03-19] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • The KUH Trio: Old Souls (ATS) - jazz
  • Joachim Kuhn: Touch the Light (ACT Music) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Femi Kuti & Made Kuti: Legacy + (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat
  • Made Kuti: For(e)ward (Partisan) [02-05] - Afrobeat
  • Kutiman: Surface Currents () [02-23]
  • Kuzu: The Glass Delusion (Astral Spirits) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kuzu: All Your Ghosts in One Corner (Aerophonic) [10-05] - jazz [***]
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Candy Racer () [10-27] - J-pop
  • LA Cowboy: The Big Pitch (Reconcile) [08-15] - jazz [B]
  • La Femme: Paradigmes (Disque Pointu) [04-02] - art pop [**]
  • La Luz: La Luz (Hardly Art) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • La Novia: Le Soleil Ni Meme La Lune (La Novia) [01-01]
  • Lady Blackbird: Black Acid Soul (BMG) - jazz
  • Lady Dan: I Am the Prophet () [04-23] - indie folk
  • Lady Gaga: Dawn of Chromatica (Interscope) [09-03] - pop [*]
  • Ladyhawke: Time Flies (BMG) [11-19]
  • Pokey LaFarge: In the Blossom of Their Shade (New West) [10-15] - Americana
  • Julian Lage: Squint (Blue Note) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • Lake Street Dive: Obviously (Nonesuch) [03-12] - pop soul
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: I Told You So (Colemine) [01-29] - soul jazz [*]
  • Lambchop: Showtunes (Merge) [05-21] - chamber pop
  • Francois Lana Trio: Cathedrale (Leo) - jazz
  • Domenico Lancelloti: Raio (Aaaa) [02-02]
  • Sinikka Langeland: Wolf Rune (ECM) [04-09] - Norwegian folk/jazz
  • Langhorne Slim: Strawberry Mansion (Dualtone) [01-29] - Americana [**]
  • Langkamer: West Country () [09-15]
  • Daniel Lanois: Heavy Sun (Missing Piece) [03-19]
  • Joke Lanz & Ute Wassermann: Half Dead Half Alive: Live in Nickelsdorf (Klang Galerie) - jazz
  • Mary LaRose: Out Here (Little (i) Music) - jazz
  • Dominic Lash Quartet: Limulus (Spoonhunt) - jazz
  • Timo Lassy: Trio (We Jazz) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Timo Lassy/Teppo Makynen: Live Recordings 2019-2020 (We Jazz) - jazz
  • The Lathums: How Beautiful Life Can Be () [09-24]
  • Jim Lauderdale: Hope (Yep Roc) [07-30] - country
  • Audrey Lauro/Giotis Damianidis: Dark Ballads (Silent Water/Mr Nakayasi) - jazz
  • Andy LaVerne: Rhapsody (SteepleChase) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Shannon Lay: Geist (Sub Pop) [10-08] - folk
  • Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Architecture of Storms (SoundSpore) [11-05] - jazz [B]
  • Ada Lea: One Hand on the Steering Wheel the Other Sewing a Garden (Saddle Creek) [09-24] [**]
  • Marthe Lea Band: Asura (Motvind) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Michael League: So Many Me (GroundUP Music) [06-25] - art pop
  • Lean Left: Medemer (PNL -20) [2020-05-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Joelle Leandre/Pauline Oliveros/George Lewis: Play as You Go (Trost) - jazz
  • Mac Leaphart: Music City Joke () - country
  • Paul Leary: Born Stupid () [02-21] - folk rock
  • Leather Rats: No Live 'Til Leather '98 (Bokeh Versions) [05-07]
  • Iury Lech: Ontonanology () [02-26]
  • Jeff Lederer's Sunwatcher: Eightfold Path (Little(i)Music) [10-08] - jazz [**]
  • Bobby Lee: Origin Myths (Tompkins Square) [03-05]
  • Howie Lee: Birdy Island (Mais Um Discos) [04-16] - progressive electronic
  • Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind (Motema Music) - jazz
  • Yong Lee: Touch (Fluxus) [06-29] - jazz
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Quartet Sessions (self-released) - jazz
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and the Global Big Band: Open World (self-released) - jazz
  • Rob Leines: Blood, Sweat, and Beers () - country
  • Jose Lencastre Nau Quartet + Pedro Carneiro: Thoughts Are Things (Phonogram Unit) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • David Leon: Aire De Agua (Out of Your Head) [08-27] - jazz [U]
  • Stefano Leonardi/Antonio Bertoni: Viandes (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Anna Leone: I've Felt All These Things (Half Awake) [10-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Leprous: Aphelion () [08-27] - prog rock
  • Gabor Lesko: Earthway (Creativity's Paradise Music) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Gianni Lenoci: A Few Steps Beyond (Amirani) [01-00] - jazz [*]
  • Jinx Lennon: Liferafts for Latchicos (Septic Tiger) [04-23] - punk
  • Les Filles De Illighadad: At Pioneer Works (Sahel Sounds) [07-09] - African [**]
  • L'Etau [Keith Tippett/Michael Pilz/Jean-Noel Cognard]: Script Original (Disques Bloc Thyristors/trAce Label) - jazz
  • Gaetano Letizia: Chartreuse (self-released) - jazz
  • Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno: Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno () - country
  • Mica Levi: Blue Alibi () [01-27]
  • Mike Levine: Just Chillin (self-released) - jazz
  • James Brandon Lewis Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon (Tao Forms) [05-07] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Code of Being (Intakt) - jazz
  • The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band: Both Ways (self-released) [08-26] - folk
  • Mark Lewis Quartet: Naked Animals (Audio Daddio) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • SG Lewis: Times () [02-19] - dance pop
  • Veronica Lewis: You Ain't Unlucky (Blue Heart) - blues
  • Liars: The Apple Drop (Mute) [08-06] - art rock
  • Joost Lijbaart: Free (Challenge -20) - jazz
  • Lice: Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear (Settled Law) [01-08] - experimental rock
  • Dave Liebman Expansions: Selflessness: The Music of John Coltrane (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Dave Liebman/Richie Beirach: Empathy: Five Improvised Soundscapes 2018-2020 (Jazzline -5CD) - jazz
  • Lukas Ligeti: That Which Has Remained . . . That Which Will Emerge . . . (Col Legno) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Light Conductor: Sequence Two (Constellation) [10-29]
  • Lightning Bug: A Color of the Sky (Fat Possum) [06-25] - dream pop
  • Lil Baby/Lil Durk: The Voice of the Heroes (Quality Control) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Lil Durk: The Voice ()
  • Lil Nas X: Montero (Columbia) [09-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lil Tjay: Destined 2 Win (Columbia) [04-02] - hip-hop
  • Lil Yachty: Michigan Boy Boat (Quality Control/Capitol) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • Liminanas/Laurent Garnier: De Pelicula (Berreto Music) [09-10] - psychedelic rock
  • The Linda Lindas: The Linda Lindas (self-released -EP -20) [2020-12-16] - punk [***]
  • Mason Lindahl: Kissing Rosy in the Rain (Tompkins Square) [01-22] - avant folk
  • Johan Lindstrom Septett: On the Asylum (Moserobie) - jazz [*]
  • Lingua Ignota: Sinner Get Ready (Sargent House) [08-06] - neoclassical darkwave
  • Lipstick Jodi: More Like Me (Quite Scientific) [06-04]
  • Lisel & Booker Stardrum: Mycelial Echo (Luminelle) [04-09] - ambient pop
  • Ira B Liss Big Band Jazz Machine: Mazel Tov Kocktail! (Tall Man) - jazz
  • Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert (Age 101) [09-03] - hip-hop [***]
  • Charles Lloyd & the Marvels: Tone Poem (Blue Note) [03-12] - jazz [***]
  • Olivia Ellen Lloyd: Loose Cannon (Brooklyn Basement)
  • Lo Village: Lost in America () [02-22]
  • Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble: Now (International Anthem) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Lorne Lofsky: This Song Is New (Modica Music) - jazz
  • Doug Lofstrom: Music for Strings (Origin Classical) [06-18] - classical [B-]
  • Logic1000: You've Got the Whole Night to Go ()
  • Nick Lombardelli: Secret Suite (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Abdul Moimeme/Carlos Santos: Transition Zone (self-released) - jazz
  • London Grammar: Californian Soil (Metal & Dust/Ministry of Sound)
  • Lone: Always Inside Your Head (Greco-Roman) [10-29] - breakbeat
  • LoneLady: Former Things (Warp) [06-25] - synthpop [**]
  • Lonely Guest: Lonely Guest (False Idols) [10-22] - trip hop
  • Lonely the Brave: The Hope List (Easy Life) [01-22] - alt/indie
  • Luis Lopes/Lisbon Berlin Quartet: Sinister Hypnotization (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Brandon Lopez Trio: Live at Roulette (Relative Pitch) [08-27] - jazz [**]
  • Cecilia Lopez: RED (Db) (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Rocio Gimenez Lopez/Luciana Bass/Fermin Suarez/Rosina Scampino: Reunion En La Granja (Discos ICM) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • L'Orange & Namir Blade: Imaginary Everything (Mello Music Group) [05-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Lorde: Solar Power (Universal) [08-20] - folk pop [**]
  • Lorenzo BITW: Pantea () [05-14]
  • Los Lobos: Native Sons (New West) [07-30] - pop/rock [*]
  • Loscil: Clara (Kranky) [05-28] - ambient
  • Lost Girls: Menneskekollektivet (Smalltown Supersound) [03-26] - art pop [A-]
  • Lost Horizons: In Quiet Moments () [02-26] - dream pop
  • Lord Huron: Long Lost (Republic) [05-21] - indie folk [B]
  • Russ Lossing: Meta Morphism (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Thomas Lossius Septet: Seven Words for Ekstasia (AMP) [06-11] - jazz
  • Lotic: Water (Houndstooth) [10-29] - art pop
  • Alice Phoebe Lou: Glow () [03-19]
  • Maurice Louca: Saet El Hazz (The Luck Hour) () [09-24]
  • Gary Louris: Jump for Joy () [06-04]
  • Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry: Garden of Expression (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [B]
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Soundprints: Other Worlds (Greenleaf Music) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil . . . The Art of Starting Over (Island) [04-02] - pop
  • A Love Electric: Permanent Immigrant (Imagination Demand -20) [2020-10-02] - jazz [*]
  • Lizzie Loveless: You Don't Know (EggHunt) [09-17]
  • Low: Hey What (Sub Pop) [09-10] - post-industrial [C]
  • Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders: Lockdown Live (Secret) [05-28] - rock [*]
  • Low Cut Connie: Tough Cookies: The Best of the Quarantine Broadcasts (Contender) [05-10] - alt/indie [***]
  • Low Island: If You Could Have It All Again () [04-16] - synthpop
  • Allen Lowe: A Love Supine: Ascension Into the Maelstrom (ESP Disk) - jazz
  • Rosie Lowe & Duval Timothy: Son (Carrying Colour) [11-12]
  • L'Rain: Fatigue (Mexican Summer) [06-25] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • LSDXOXO: Dedicated 2 Disrespect (XL -EP) [05-14] - hip house [**]
  • Lydia Luce: Dark River (Tone Free Music) [02-26]
  • Lucero: When You Found Me () - country
  • The Lucid Dream: The Deep End () [04-30]
  • Lukah: When the Black Hand Touches You (Raw Materials) [01-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Steve Lukather: I Found the Sun Again (The Players Club) [02-26] - hard rock
  • Lump: Animal (Chrysalis) [07-30] - indie pop
  • Francis Lung: Miracle (Memphis Industries) [06-18] - indie pop
  • WH Lung: Vanities (Melodic) [10-08] - neo-psychedelia
  • Rene Lussier: Le Tesor De La Langue (ReR Megacorp) - jazz
  • Lustmord & Karin Park: Alter (Pelagic) [06-25]
  • Brian Lynch: Songbook Vol 1: Bus Stop Serenade (Holistic MusicWorks) [10-15] - jazz [*]
  • Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough (Legacy) [03-19] - country [A-]
  • Frank Macchia: Songs for Tracy (Cacophony) - jazz
  • Doug MacDonald Duo: Toluca Lake Jazz (Doug MacDonald Music) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Doug MacDonald: Live in Hawaii (DMAC Music) [05-04] - jazz [*]
  • Doug MacDonald: Serenade to Highland Park (DMAC Music) [11-16] - jaz [**]
  • Mach-Hommy: Pray for Haiti (Griselda) [05-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Bill MacKay & Nathan Bowles: Keys (Drag City) [04-09] - bluegrass
  • Joao Madeira/Hernani Faustino: dB Duet (FMR) [01-29] - jazz [***]
  • Madlib: Sound Ancestors (Madlib Invazion) [01-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Madre Vaca: The Elements (Madre Vaca) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Shai Maestro: Human (ECM) [01-29] - jazz [*]
  • Magdalena Bay: Mercurial World (Luminelle) [10-08] - synthpop
  • Magna Carda: To the Good People () - hip-hop
  • Magnet Animals: Fake Dudes (RareNoise) [03-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Roberto Magris & Eric Hochberg: Shuffling Ivories (JMood) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Mai-Liis: Mai-Liis on Life (OA2) [03-26] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Matt Maltese: Good Morning It's Now Tomorrow () [10-08] - soft rock
  • Maluma: 7 DJ: 7 Dias En Jamaica ()
  • Abe Mamet: The Abe Mamet Trio (LMB) [11-12] - jazz
  • Mammoth WVH: Mammoth WVH () [06-11] - hard rock
  • Wu Man/Kojiro Umezaki: How (In a Circle) [02-19] - jazz [*]
  • Man on Man: Man on Man (Polyvinyl) [05-07] - alt/indie
  • Manchester Orchestra: The Million Masks of God (Loma Vista) [04-30] - alt/indie
  • Georgia Mancio/Alan Broadbent: Quiet Is the Star (Roomspin) - jazz
  • Mandrake Handshake: Shake the Hand That Feeds You () [05-14]
  • Manic Street Preachers: The Ultra Vivid Lament (Sony) [09-10] - alt/indie
  • Aimee Mann: Queens of the Summer Hotel (Superego) [11-05] - chamber folk
  • Clara Mann: Consolations () [02-24]
  • Janis Mann & Kenny Werner: Dreams of Flying (Pancake) - jazz
  • Mannequin Pussy: Perfect () [05-21] - indie rock
  • Manslaughter 777: World Vision Perfect Harmony (Thrill Jockey) [03-26] - breakbeat
  • Michael Mantler: Coda: Orchestra Suites (ECM) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Myele Manzanza: Crisis & Opportunity, Vol 1: London (DeepMatter) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Myele Manzanza: Crisis & Opportunity, Vol 2: Peaks (DeepMatter) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Mapstation: My Frequencies, When We (Bureau B) [02-26]
  • Amari Mar: Grand Rising () - hip-hop
  • Jucara Marcal: Delta Estacio Blues () [09-30] - experimental rock
  • Mare Cognitum: Solar Paroxysm ()
  • Desire Marea: Desire (Izimakade) [01-10] - deconstructed club
  • Triston Marez: Triston Marez () - country
  • Karen Marguth: Until (OA2) [10-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Charlie Marie: Ramble On (self-released) [05-07] - country [**]
  • Marina: Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Atlantic) [06-11] - pop [A-]
  • Marinero: Hella Love (Hardly Art) [05-21]
  • Mariza: Mariza Canta Amalia (Parlophone -20) [2020-11-20] - Portuguese
  • Lorraina Marro: Love Is for All Time (self-released) [07-15] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Branford Marsalis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [Original Soundtrack] (Milan -20) [2020-12-03] - jazz [B]
  • Ellis Marsalis With Jason Marsalis: The New Orleans Collection: For All We Know (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Alexis Marshall: House of Lull, House of When () [07-23] - death industrial
  • Billie Marten: Flora Fauna (Fiction) [05-21] - singer-songwriter
  • The Martha's Vineyard Ferries: Suns Out Gung Out (Ernest Jenning) [02-26]
  • Kevin Richard Martin: Return to Solaris (Phantom Limb) [06-25] - ambient
  • Lucia Martinez/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: Bosque De Niebla (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz
  • Pascal Marzan/Alex Ward: (VU) (Copepod -20) - jazz
  • Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane: Ihubo Labomdabu (Unlocked Keys) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sue Maskaleris: Love Is the Key (Jazilian) - jazz
  • Kenny Mason: Angelic Hoodrat: Supercut ()
  • Willy Mason: Already Dead (Cooking Vinyl) [08-06] - art rock
  • Mast: Battle Hymns of the Republic (World Galaxy) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • The Mark Masters Ensemble: Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webster (Capri) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Mastodon: Hushed and Grim (Reprise) [10-29] - prog metal
  • Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird: These 13 (Wegawam Music/Southern Broadcast) [03-05] - country
  • MAV & Hobgoblin: Angelz & Demonz 3 () - hip-hop
  • Ed Maverick: Eduardo ()
  • Maximo Park: Nature Always Wins (PIAS) [02-26] - new wave
  • Maxo Kream: Weight of the World (RCA) [10-18] - trap
  • Shawn Maxwell: Expectation & Experience (Jazzline) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Mayo: Bones (Mack Avenue) [06-04] - vocal jazz
  • Magda Mayas' Filamental: Confluence (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Lyle Mays: Eberhard (self-released) [08-27] - jazz [B]
  • Elias Mazian: All Night (DGTL -EP)
  • Nick Mazzarella/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Avreeayl Ra: What You Seek Is Seeking You (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue) [11-26] - jazz
  • Jill McCarron Trio With Will Anderson: Jazz Motif (self-released) - jazz
  • Dan McCarthy: A Place Where We Once Lived (self-released) - jazz
  • Paul McCartney: McCartney III (Capitol -20) [2020-12-18] - pop rock
  • Mac McCaughan: The Sound of Yourself (Merge) [09-24] - indie pop
  • Walt McClements: A Hole in the Fence (American Dreams) [08-13]
  • Makaya McCraven: Deciphering the Message (Blue Note) [11-19] - jazz
  • Fergus McCreadie: Cairn (Edition) [01-29] - jazz
  • Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark (Resilience) - jazz
  • Murray McLauchlan: Hourglass (True North) [07-09]
  • John McLaughlin: Liberation Time (Abstract Logix) - jazz
  • James McMurtry: The Horses and the Hounds (New West) [08-20] - Americana [A-]
  • Shannon McNally: The Waylon Sessions (Compass) [05-28] - country
  • Dean McPhee: Witch's Ladder (Hood Faire) [04-30]
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards: Tell Me How Long Has Trane Been Gone (Idyllic Noise) - jazz
  • Buck Meek: Two Saviors (Keeled Scales) [01-15] - singer-songwriter
  • Gary Meek: Monterey Groove () - jazz
  • Meet Me @ the Altar: Model Citizen () [08-13] - pop punk
  • Mega Bog: Life, and Another (Paradise of Bachelors) [07-23] - art pop
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Something for Thee Hotties: From Thee Archives (300 Entertainment) [10-29] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Brad Mehldau and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Variations on a Melancholy Theme (Nonesuch) [06-11] - jazz [B]
  • Nicholas Meier/Dewa Budjana Group: Flying Spirits (Blue Canoe -20) - jazz
  • Tobias Meinhart: The Painter (Sunnyside) [04-30] - jazz [**]
  • Francisco Mela: MPT Trio: Volume 1 (577) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Francisco Mela Featuring Matthew Shipp and William Parker: Music Frees Our Souls Vol 1 (577) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Melvins: Working With God (Ipecac) [02-26] - stoner rock
  • Menahan Street Band: The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band (Daptone) [02-26]
  • Vinicius Mendes/Alex Dias/Gabriel Bruce/Victor Vieira-Branco: Duascidades (self-released) - jazz
  • Vince Mendoza: Freedom Over Everything (Modern) - jazz
  • Vic Mensa: I Tape (Roc Nation -EP) [03-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mereba: Azeb (Interscope -EP) [05-26] - soul [***]
  • Meridian Odyssey: Second Wave (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Meroli: Notturni (Space Echo) - jazz
  • Pat Metheny: Road to the Sun (BMG Modern) [03-05] - jazz [B]
  • Pat Metheny: Side Eye NYC V1.IV (Modern) - jazz
  • Hendrik Meurkens: Manhattan Samba (self-released) - jazz
  • Mexican Institute of Sound: Distrito Federal (self-released)
  • Szilard Mezei Tubass Quintet: Rested Turquoise (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Mhaol: Gender Studies () [10-29]
  • MichiganRattlers: That Kind of Life ()
  • Microcorps: Xmit (Alter) [04-16] - industrial techno
  • Microtub: Sonic Drift (Sofa Music) - jazz
  • Stephan Micus: Winter's End (ECM) - jazz
  • Middle Kids: Today We're the Greatest (Domino) [03-19] - indie rock
  • Midnight Sister: Painting the Roses (Jagjaguwar) [01-15] - art pop
  • Migos: Culture III (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • Miguel: Art Dealer Chic 4 ()
  • Mike: Disco! (10k) [06-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Lady Millea: I Don't Mind Missing You (Reconcile) [08-15] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Allison Miller/Jane Ira Bloom: Tues Days (Outline) [09-15] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Miller Trio: The Mask-erade Is Over (Summit) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • John R Miller: Depreciated (Rounder) [07-16] - alt-country [A-]
  • Steve Million: What I Meant to Say (Origin) [08-20] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Million: Jazz Words (self-released) [08-20] - jazz
  • Parker Millsap: Be Here Instead () [04-09] - country
  • Pavel Milyakov & Bendik Giske: Pavel Milyakov & Bendik Giske () [03-26] - electroacoustic
  • Dom Minasi: Eight Hands One Mind (Unseen Rain) - jazz
  • Ministry: Moral Hygiene () [10-01] - indusrial metal
  • Minotaur Shock: Qi (Bytes) [01-29]
  • Bob Mintzer & WDR Big Band Cologne: Soundscapes (MCG Jazz) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Mirage: Mirage (Peatonal West) [01-01]
  • Danielle Miraglia: Bright Shining Stars (VizzTone) - jazz
  • Matt Mitchell & Kate Gentile: Snark Horse (Pi -6CD) [07-30] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Jerzy Mazzoll/Slawek Janicki/Qba Janicki: For Sure (Bocian -20) - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Dots: Pieces for Percussion and Woodwinds (Wide Hive) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Mike Reed: The Ritual and the Dance (Astral Spirits) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Aakash Mittal: Nocturne (self-released) [09-10] - jazz [***]
  • Yoko Miwa Trio: Songs of Joy (Ubuntu Music) [02-12] - jazz [**]
  • Cameron Mizell & Charlie Rauh: Local Folklore (Destiny) [10-29] - jazz [B]
  • Mndsgn: Rare Pleasure (Stones Throw) [06-04] - psychedelic soul
  • Liudas Mockunas/Arfvydad Kaziauskas: Purvs (Jersika) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Liudas Mockunas/Christian Windfeld: Pacemaker (NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [*]
  • Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime (Matador) [05-21] - Saharan [A-]
  • The Modern Jazz Trio With Jerry Bergonzi: Straight Gonz (AMM) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Modern Nature: Island of Noise (Bella Union) [11-19]
  • Modest Mouse: The Golden Casket (Epic) [06-25] - alt/indie [**]
  • Hafez Modirzadeh: Facets (Pi) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Charnett Moffett: New Love (Motema) - jazz
  • Kerry Moffit: What Goes Around Comes Around (Turning Circles Music) - jazz
  • Jesse Mogale: Heritage From an African Continent (Jaymog -20) - jazz
  • Mogwai: As the Love Continues (Rock Action) [02-19] - post-rock
  • Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong. You're Dead. (Rune Grammofon) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Hedvig Mollestad: Tempest Revisited (Rune Grammofon) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Nils Petter Molvaer: Stitches (Modern) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Monaco/Hendrik Meurkens/Reid Hoyson/Mark Lucas: Strollin' (Reid Hoyson Productions) - jazz
  • Adrian Moncada: Inhabitable Imagination (Inhabitable Imagination Music) - jazz
  • Ben Monder/Tony Malaby/Tom Rainey: Live at the 55 Bar (Sunnyside) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Moneybagg Yo: A Gangsta's Pain (CMG/N-Less/Interscope) [04-23] - hip-hop
  • Jane Monheit: Come What May (Club44) - vocal jazz
  • Mono: Pilgrimage of the Soul (Temporary Residence) [09-17] - post-rock
  • Ashley Monroe: Rosegold (Mountainrose Sparrow) [04-30] - country [B]
  • Marisa Monte: Portas (Sony) [07-01] - MPB
  • Moor Mother: Black Encyclopedia of the Air (Anti-) [09-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Gary Moore: How Blue Can You Get (Provogue) [04-30]
  • Steve Moore: Analog Sensitivity (Be With) [02-19] - space ambient
  • Valentino Mora: Underwater (Spazio Disponible) [03-22] - ambient techno
  • Jason Moran: The Sound Will Tell You (Yes) - jazz
  • Morcheeba: Blackest Blue (Fly Agaric) [05-14] - trip hop
  • Enrico Morello: Cyclic Signs (Auand) [03-19] - jazz
  • Chloe Moriondo: Blood Bunny (Fueled by Ramen) [05-07] - indie pop
  • Suomi Morishita: Ein (Tomte's) - jazz
  • Morray: Street Sermons (Pick Six/Interscope) [04-28]
  • David John Morris: Monastic Love Songs () [05-21]
  • Joe Morris/Damon Smith: Gusts Against Particles (Open Systems) - jazz
  • Van Morrison: Latest Record Project: Volume 1 (BMG/Exile -2CD) [05-07] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Samuel Mosching: Ethereal Kinks (Bronzeville Music -18) [2018-02-18] - jazz [U]
  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes (World of Echo) [03-05]
  • John Moulder: Metamorphosis (Origin) [10-15] - jazz [B]
  • Sarah Moule: Stormy Emotions (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Simon Moullier Trio: Countdown (Fresh Sound New Talent) [06-11] - jazz [**]
  • The Mountain Goats: Dark in Here (Merge) [06-26] - alt/indie [A-]
  • A Mountain of One: Custards Last Stand (Amore) - downtempo
  • Mouse on Mars: AAI (Thrill Jockey) [02-26] - IDM
  • Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire (ECM) - jazz
  • Mouth Painter: Tropicale Moon (Feeding Tube) [09-03]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 6: Gary Bartz (Jazz Is Dead) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 8: Brian Jackson (Jazz Is Dead) [08-05] - jazz [*]
  • Maria Muldaur With Tuba Skinny: Let's Get Happy Together (Stony Plain) [05-07] - blues [A-]
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: VWETO III (Foreseen Entertainment/Epistrophik Peach Sound) [05-21] - instrumental hip-hop
  • Connor Munroe: Then + Now (self-released) - jazz
  • Muqata'a: Kamil Manqus (Hundebiss) [02-05] - wonky
  • Murcof: The Alias Sessions () [05-21] - dark ambient
  • The Murlocs: Bittersweet Dreams (ATO) [06-25] - garage rock
  • Roisin Murphy: Crooked Machine (Skint) [04-30] - electropop [*]
  • Bryan Murray & Jon Lundbom: Beats by Balto! Vol. 2 (Chant) [11-07] - jazz [***]
  • John Murry: The Stars Are God's Bullet Holes (Submarine Cat) [07-16] - folk rock
  • The Musalini & O Finess: No Squares in My Circle () - hip-hop
  • Museum of Love: Life of Mammals (Skint) [07-09]
  • Kacey Musgraves: Star-Crossed (MCA Nashville) [09-10] - country [**]
  • Mush: Lines Redacted (Memphis Industries) [02-12] - post-punk
  • Mushroom: Songs of Dissent: Live at the Make Out Room 8/9/19 (Alchemikal Artz) [09-10] - jazz [**]
  • Rachel Musson: Dreamsing (577) - jazz
  • Mustafa: When Smoke Rises (Regent Park Songs) [05-28] - neo-soul
  • Mu-Ziq: Scurlage (Analogical Force) [05-28] - IDM
  • Laura Mvula: Pink Noise (Atlantic) [07-02] - synthpop [*]
  • MXLX: Nebula Rasa (Kindarad!) [03-26]
  • My Morning Jacket: My Morning Jacket (ATO) [10-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Jo Berger Myhre: Unheimlich Manoeuvre (RareNoise) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Myka 9 & Profound: Nine Clouds () - hip-hop
  • John Myrtle: Myrtle Soup () [06-18]
  • Marissa Nadler: The Path of the Gods (Sacred Bones) [10-29] - psychedelic folk
  • Sana Nagano: Smashing Humans (577) [03-19] - jazz [***]
  • Nancy: The Seven Foot Tall Post-Suicidal Feel Good Blues () [01-15] - neo-psychedelia
  • Nao: And Then Life Was Beautiful (Little Tokyo) [09-24] - neo-soul
  • Anthony Naples: Chameleon () [09-03] - downtempo
  • Randy Napoleon: Rust Belt Roots: Randy Napoleon Plays Wes Montgomery, Grand Green & Kenny Burrell (OA2) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Nas: King's Disease II (Mass Appeal) [08-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Israel Nash: Topaz (self-released) [03-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Rico Nasty: Nightmare Vacation (Sugar Trap/Atlantic -20) [2020-12-04] - trap rap [A-]
  • Native Soul: Teenage Dreams () [09-14]
  • Nation of Language: A Way Forward (PIAS) [11-05] - synthpop
  • Natural Information Society/Evan Parker: Descension (Out of Our Constrictions) (Aguirre/Eremite) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • The Natvral: Tethers (Kanine) [04-02] - indie folk
  • Navy Blue: Song of Sage: Post Panic! (Freedom Sounds -20) [2020-12-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Rachika Nayar: Our Hands Against the Dusk (NNA Tapes) [03-05] - glitch
  • Jacky Naylor: The Industrial Suite (Ubuntu) [04-09] - jazz
  • Jason Nazary: Spring Collection (We Jazz) [06-25] - jazz [**]
  • NCT 127: Sticker (SM Entertainment) [09-17] - K-pop
  • Mankwe Ndosi and Body MemOri: Felt/Not Said (Auspice NOW) [08-13] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Lael Neale: Acquainted With Night (Sub Pop) [02-19] - alt/indie
  • Camila Nebbia: Colibri Rojo (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Camila Nebbia Quartet: Corre El Rio De La Memoria Sobre La Tierra Que Arrastra Trazos, Dejando Rastros De Alguna Huella Que Hoy Es Numero (Ramble) [07-30] - jazz [**]
  • Gary Negbaur: You've Got to Be Carefully Taught (BluJazz) - jazz [*]
  • Nelly: Heartland (Columbia -EP) [08-27] - hip-hop [*]
  • Josh Nelson: Live at Bluewhale Volume 1 (Steel Bird Music) - jazz
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: A Few Stars Apart (Fantasy) [06-11] - country rock
  • Willie Nelson: That's Life (Legacy) [02-26] - country [B]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Willie Nelson: The Willie Nelson Family
  • Willie Nelson: The Willie Nelson Family (Legacy) [11-19] - country
  • Nervous Dater: Call in the Mess (Counter Intuitive) [03-12] - alt/indie [**]
  • Marius Neset: A New Dawn (ACT Music) [97-05] - jazz [*]
  • Jennifer Nettles: Always Like New () [06-25] - country
  • Sarah Neufeld: Detritus (Paper Bag) [05-14] - modern classical
  • Calle Neumann/Ketil Gutvik/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: New Dance (PNL) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • New Age Doom & Lee: Lee Scratch Perry's Guide to the Universe (We Are Busy Bodies) [11-05] - neo-psychedelia
  • New Bums: Last Time I Saw Grace (Drag City) [03-19]
  • New Faces: New Sounds (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • New Memphis Colorways: It Is What It Isn't (Owl Jackson Jr) - jazz
  • The New Muse 4Tet: Blue Lotus (self-released) - jazz
  • The New World Jazz Composers Octet: The Next Stage (Big and Phat Jazz) - jazz
  • Larry Newcomb Quartet: Love, Dad (Essential Messenger) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Farnell Newton: Feel the Love (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Angelika Niescier/Alexander Hawkins: Soul in Plain Sight (Intakt) [08-20] - jazz
  • Matt Niess & the Capitol Bones: The Beat Goes On (Summit) [04-00] - jazz [B]
  • Night Beats: Outlaw R&B (Fuzz Club) [06-04] - psychedelic rock
  • Nightmares on Wax: Shout Out! To Freedom . . . (Warp) [10-29] - downtempo
  • Willie Nile: The Day the Earth Stood Still () [08-13]
  • The Nimmons Tribute: Volume 1: To the Nth (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Carlos Nino & Friends: More Energy Fields, Currrent (International Anthem) [05-07]
  • Nite Jewel: No Sun (Gloriette) [08-27] - ambient pop
  • Andrew Nixon/Joe Goretti/Ed Croft: In Congruence (self-released) - jazz
  • Noctiferia: Reforma () [05-28]
  • Cedric Noel: Hang Time () [11-12]
  • Jim Noir: Deep Blue View (Dook) [08-06]
  • Adam Nolan Trio: Prim and Primal (self-released) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • No-No Boy: 1975 (Smithsonian Folkways) [04-02] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Billy Nomates: Emergency Telephone (Invada -EP -20) [2020-12-14] [***]
  • Nortonk: Quartet Nortonk (Biophilia) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Nothing but Thieves: Moral Panic II () [07-23] - alt/indie
  • The Notwist: Vertigo Days (Morr Music) [01-29] - indietronica
  • Aaron Novik: Grounded (Astral Spirits) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Noyz82: Blade Runner Basquiat () - hip-hop
  • Nubiyan Twist: Freedom Fables (Strut) [03-12] - jazz [B]
  • Gary Numan: Intruder (BMG) [05-21] - darkwave
  • Audrey Nuna: A Liquid Breakfast (Arista)
  • Maarja Nuut: Hinged () [08-20] - art pop
  • Observe Since 98: Le Dernier Royaume () - hip-hop
  • Larry Ochs-Donald Robinson Duo: A Civil Right (ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Octo Octa: She's Calling (T4T LUV NRG)
  • Oddfellow's Casino: The Cult of Water (Nightjar) [04-02]
  • Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Virtual Birdland (Zoho) - Latin jazz
  • Arturo O'Farrill/The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble: Dreaming in Lions (Blue Note) [09-24] - Latin jazz [**]
  • Offset 5: Deflections (self-released) - jazz
  • Oh Wonder: 22 Break () [10-08] - indie pop
  • Joy Oladokun: In Defense of My Own Happiness (White Boy) [07-17] - pop
  • Old Sea Brigade: Motivational Speaking (Nettwerk) [05-14]
  • Angel Olsen: Aisles (Jagjaguwar -EP) [08-20] - synthpop
  • Tomoko Omura: Branches, Vol 2 (Outside In Music) [06-18] - jazz
  • One Million Eyes: Brama () [03-01]
  • OneTwoThree: OneTwoThree (Kill Rock Stars) [10-15] - post-punk [A-]
  • Onyx: Onyx 4 Life ()
  • Joy Orbison: Still Slipping Vol 1 (XL) [08-13] - downtempo
  • Origami Angel: Gami Gang (Counter Intuitive)
  • Declan O'Rourke: Arrivals (East-West) [03-05]
  • Jim O'Rourke: Best That You Do This for Me (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Orquesta Akokan: 16 Rayos (Daptone) [10-22]
  • Jeannine Otis: Into My Heart (Adrielle Music/Monpolyhouse) [03-05] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Out to Dinner: Play On (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Kassa Overall: Shades of Flu 2: In These Odd Times (Flu Note) [04-02] - jazz [B]
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge: Within Us: Celebrating 25 Years of the Jazz Surge (MAMA/Summit) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Bones Owens: Bones Owens (Black Ranch/Thirty Tigers) [02-26]
  • Charles Owens Trio: 10 Years (LA.Reserve) - jazz
  • Genesis Owusu: Smiling With No Teeth (Ourness/House Anxiety) [03-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Keith Oxman/Frank Morelli: The Ox-Mo Incident (Capri) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Paal: Soothing Songs for a Cultured Affair (Midnight Shift) - drum & bass
  • Dorothea Paas: Anything Can't Happen (Telephone Explosion) [05-07] - indie pop
  • Packs: Take the Cake (Fire Talk) [05-21] - alt/indie
  • Julian Page: Lost and Found (Temporal Acuity -20) - jazz
  • Patrick Paige II: If I Fail Are We Still Cool? (self-released)
  • Painted Shrines: Heaven and Holy () [03-05] - folk rock
  • Palberta: Palberta 5000 (Wharf Cat) [01-22] - alt/indie [*]
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: I've Got News for You: The Music of Edgar Winter (Sky Cat) [10-15] - big band blues [C+]
  • Pino Palladino and Blake Mills: Notes With Attachments (Impulse) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • Panopticon: . . . And Again Into the Light (Bindrune) [05-15] - atmospheric black metal
  • Parannoul: To See the Next Part of the Dream (self-released) [02-23] - shoegaze
  • Parcels: Day/Night () [11-05] - yacht rock
  • Pardoner: Came Down Different ()
  • Charlie Parr: Last of the Better Days Ahead (Smithsonian Folkways) - blues
  • Paris Texas: Boy Anonymous () [05-14] - experimental hip-hop
  • Phil Parisot: Inventions (OA2) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Caroline Parke: Pause and Pine (self-released) [07-22] - country [*]
  • Evan Parker Quartet: All Knavery and Collusion (Cadillac) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: Warszawa 2019 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Evan Parker Electroacoustic Quartet: Concert in Iwaki (Uchimizu) - jazz
  • Evan Parker: Winns Win (Byrd Out) - jazz
  • Jeff Parker/Rob Mazurek: Some Jellyfish Live Forever (RogueArt) [04-00] - jazz
  • William Parker: Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World (Centering/AUM Fidelity -10CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • William Parker: Trencadis: A Selection From Migration Into and Out of the Tone World (Centering) [01-29] - jazz [**]
  • William Parker: Painter's Winter (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [A-]
  • William Parker: Mayan Space Station (AUM Fidelity) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • William Parker/Patricia Nicholson: No Joke! (ESP-Disk) - jazz [A-]
  • Zeena Parkins/Mette Rasmussen/Ryan Sawyer: Glass Triangle (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Arlo Parks: Collapsed Into Sunbeams (Transgressive) [01-29] - bedroom pop [A-]
  • Gretchen Parlato: Flor (Edition) [04-09] - vocal jazz
  • Parquet Courts: Sympathy for Life (Rough Trade) [10-22] - post-punk [***]
  • Emmanuelle Parrenin & Detlef Weinrich: Jours De Greve () [01-10]
  • The Parrots: Dos () [10-29]
  • Nicki Parrott: If You Could Read My Mind (Arbors) [04-09] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Alexis Parsons: Alexis (New Artists) [10-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Parsons: Things to Come ()
  • Part Chimp: Drool (Wrong Speed) [06-02] - noise rock [B]
  • Alan Pasqua: Day Dream (Gretabelle Music) - jazz
  • Passalacqua: Passalacqua LP () - hip-hop
  • Ben Patterson: Push the Limits (Origin) [03-19] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Pattishall: Zodiac (self-released) [02-19] - jazz
  • John Patitucci/Vinnie Colaiuta/Bill Cunliffe: Trio (Le Coq) - jazz
  • Jessica Pavone: Lull (Chalkin) [10-22]
  • Mario Pavone/The Tampa Quartet: Isabella (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Mario Pavone/Dialect Trio + 1: Blue Vertical (Out of Your Head) [06-18] - jazz [***]
  • Lukasz Pawlik: Long-Distance Connections (Summit) [07-13] - classical [**]
  • Stephane Payen/Ingrid Laubrock/Chris Tordini/Tom Rainey: All Set (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Nicholas Payton: Smoke Sessions (Smoke Sessions) [10-29] - jazz [**]
  • Vinnie Paz: Burn Everything That Bares Your Name () - hip-hop
  • Carly Pearce: 29 (Big Machine -EP) [02-19] - country [***]
  • Carly Pearce: 29: Written in Stone (Big Machine) [09-17] - country [A-]
  • Pearring Sound: Socially Distanced Duos (self-released) [08-13] - jazz [***]
  • Hayden Pedigo: Letting Go (Mexican Summer) [09-24] - American primitivism
  • Pierrick Pedron: Fifty-Fifty: New York Sessions (Gazebo) [03-05] - jazz
  • Hannah Peel: Fir Wave (My Own Pleasure) [03-26] - electronic
  • Rich Pellegrin: Solitude: Solo Improvisations (OA2) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Griot: This Is Important! (HighNote) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Greentea Peng: Man Made (AMF) [06-04] - neo-soul
  • Pepe Deluxe: Phantom Cabinet Vol 1 (Catskills) [10-22] - prog pop
  • Ivo Perelman Trio: Garden of Jewels (Tao Forms) [01-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Ivo Perelman/Gordon Grdina/Hamin Honari: The Purity of Desire (Not Two) [01-00] - jazz [***]
  • Ivo Perelman/Nate Wooley: Polarity (Burning Ambulance Music) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Special Edition Box: Procedural Language (SMP) - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman: Brass and Ivory Tales (Fundacja Sluchaj -9CD) [10-00] - jazz
  • Don Peretz: Dikson (Deepdig) - jazz
  • Karen Peris: A Song Is Way Above the Lawn (Therese) [10-08] - chamber pop
  • Bruno Pernadas: Private Reasons ()
  • Rich Perry: Happy Destiny (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Houston Person: Live in Paris (HighNote) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Maisie Peters: You Signed Up for This (Gingerbread Man) [08-27] - pop
  • Ralph Peterson: Raise Up Off Me (Onyx Music) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • Sara Petite: Rare Bird (JTMMusic) [02-26]
  • Peyton: PSA () [07-23]
  • Liz Phair: Soberish (Chrysalis) [06-04] - pop rock [***]
  • Enrico Pieranunzi & Bert Joris: Afterglow (Challenge) [01-22] - jazz
  • Barre Phillips/John Butcher/Stale Liavik Solberg: We Met - And Then (Relative Pitch) [06-11] - jazz
  • The Len Pierro Jazz Orchestra: The Third Quarter (WalkingPath -20) - jazz
  • Adam Pieronczyk: Oaxaca Constellation (self-released) - jazz
  • Adam Pieronczyk: I'll Colour Around It (self-released) - jazz
  • Antoine Pierre/Urbex Electric: Suspended: Live at Flagley (OutNote -20) - jazz
  • Dax Pierson: Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction) (Dark Entries) [02-16] - techno [**]
  • Matt Piet: (Pentimento) (Amalgam) - jazz
  • Sam Pilnick's Nonet Project: The Adler Suite (Next Level) - jazz
  • Diego Pinera: Odd Wisdom (ACT Music) [03-05] - jazz
  • Pink Siifu: Gumbo'! (Field-Left) [08-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • The Pink Stones: Introducing . . . the Pink Stones (Normaltown) [04-09]
  • Pink Sweat$: Pink Planet (Atlantic)
  • PinkPantheress: To Hell With It (Parlophone -EP) [10-15] - atmospheric drum & bass [**]
  • Alberto Pinton Trio: All the Difference (Clear Now) - jazz
  • Pirata: Pirata () - hip-hop
  • Piroshka: Love Drips and Gathers (Bella Union) [07-23]
  • John Pizzarelli: Better Days Ahead: Solo Guitar Takes on Pat Metheny (Ghostlight) - jazz
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof (Rounder) [11-19]
  • Jeff Platz/Max Goldman/Brendan Carniaux: With Orbit (self-released) - jazz
  • PLS.trio: Cosmonauts (Dot Time) - jazz
  • Pluto Juice: Pluto Juice (Contagious Music) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Poison Ruin: Poisin Ruin (Urge) [02-11] - post-punk
  • Polyorchard: An Excess of Primary Forms (Out and Gone) - jazz
  • Pom Poko: Cheater (Bella Union) [01-15] - alt/indie
  • Pom Pom Squad: Death of a Cheerleader (City Slang) [06-25] - indie pop [**]
  • Pond: 9 () [10-01] - neo-psychedelia
  • Pooh Shiesty: Shiesty Season (4PF/CMG) [02-05] - hip-hop
  • Poorstacy: Party at the Cemetary () [10-08] - post-hardcore
  • Poppy: Flux (Sumerian) [09-24] - shoegaze
  • Poppy: EAT (NXT Soundtrack) () [06-08] - alt metal
  • Porches: All Day Gentle Hold! (Domino) [10-08] - synthpop
  • Charlie Porter: Hindsight (OA2) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • Portico Quartet: Terrain (Gondwana) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Portico Quartet: Monument () [11-12] - jazz
  • Portrayal of Guilt: We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) [01-29] - screamo
  • Portrayal of Guilt: Christfucker () [11-05] - sludge metal
  • Postdata: Twin Flames (Paper Bag) [03-05] - indie folk
  • Chris Potter: There Is a Tide (Edition -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [B-]
  • Chris Potter Circuits Trio: Sunrise Reprise (Edition) [05-14] - jazz [B]
  • Powers/Rollin Duo: Strange Fortune (Astral Spirits) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Keith Pray: Universal Blues (Praynation) - jazz
  • Noah Preminger/Kim Cass: Thunda (Day Bridge) - jazz
  • The Pretty Reckless: Death by Rock and Roll () [02-12] - hard rock
  • Eddie Prevost Band: Bean Soup and Bouquets (Matchless) - jazz
  • Nigel Price Organ Trio: Wes Reimagined (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Katherine Priddy: The Eternal Rocks Beneath () [06-25]
  • Professor Cunningham and His Old School: The Lockdown Blues (Arbors) [01-15] - jazz [*]
  • Prolaps: Ultra Cycle Pt 2: Estival Growth (Hausu Mountain) [06-20] - hardcore breaks
  • Propo'88 & Wildelux: Certified Craftsmen () - hip-hop
  • Provoker: Body Jumper (Year0001) [08-13]
  • Andrzej Przybielski & Oles Brothers: Short Farewell: The Lost Sessions (Audio Cave) - jazz
  • Pseudo Intellectuals: Only Built for Food and Drinks () - hip-hop
  • Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound (What Reality?) [02-05] - heavy psych
  • Psychic Hotline: The Wild World of Psychic Hotline (Disciples) [03-05]
  • Public Service Broadcasting: Bright Magic (PIAS) [09-24] - indietronica
  • Puma Blue: In Praise of Shadows () [02-05]
  • Punkt.Vrt.Plastik: Somit (Intakt) [03-19] - jazz
  • Pupil Slicer: Mirrors () [03-12] - mathcore
  • Q'd Up: Going Places (Tantara) [10-08] - jazz [B]
  • Quando Rondo: Still Taking Risks (Quando Rondo/Never Broke Again/Atlantic) [05-07]
  • Quartet Diminished: Station Three (Hermes) - jazz
  • Queen Naija: Missunderstood Still . . . ()
  • Quickly, Quickly: The Long and Short of It (Ghostly International) [08-20] - alt r&b
  • Reggie Quinerly: New York Nowhere (Redefinition) [03-12] - jazz [*]
  • R+R=Now: Live (Blue Note) [02-12] - jazz [B]
  • Abbey Rader/John McMinn: Two as One (Abray) [09-14] - jazz [*]
  • Joshua Radin: The Ghost and the Wall (Nettwerk) [07-23]
  • RaeLynn: Baytown (Round Here) [09-24] - country [***]
  • Gerry Rafferty: Rest in Blue () [09-03]
  • Rag'n'Bone Man: Life by Misadventure (Sony) [05-07] - pop soul
  • Tom Rainey Obbligato: Untucked in Hannover (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jordan Rakei: What We Call Life (Ninja Tune) [09-17] - art pop
  • Lee Ranaldo/Jim Jarmusch/Marc Urselli/Balas Pandi: The Churning of the Ocean (Trost) - jazz
  • Ransom, Nicholas Craven: Director's Cut Scene Three (GoodFelons)
  • Isaiah Rashad: The House Is Burning (Top Dawg Entertainment/Warner) [07-30] - hip-hop
  • Jon Raskin: Synergy Signals (Artifact) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin: Book P of Practitioners (Temescal) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin: The Long Table (Temescal) - jazz
  • Jon Raskin Quartet: Up & Down, Sideways (Temescal) - jazz
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: The Future (Stax) [11-05]
  • Rats on Rafts: Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs a Net of Rabbit Paths (Fire) [01-29] - post-punk
  • Rattletooth: Rabbit! Rabbit! Oh Wait Squirrel () [04-30] - punk
  • Enrico Rava: Edizione Speciale (ECM) [10-29] - jazz
  • Really From: Really From (Topshelf)
  • Rebellum: The Darknuss (Avantgroidd) [04-30] - jazz-funk [***]
  • The Reckless Night Ensemble: Pan Americanos: The Songs of Raymond Scott & Lalo Guerrero (Steady Beat) - jazz
  • Red Fang: Arrows () [06-40] - stoner metal
  • Red Ribbon: Planet X () [06-11]
  • RED Trio & Celebration Band: Suite 10 Years Anniversary (NoBusiness -2CD -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [***]
  • Red Velvet: Queendom (SM Entertainment) [08-16] - K-pop
  • Freddie Redd: Reminiscing (Bleebop) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: Uncommon Weather (Slumberland) [04-09]
  • Renee Reed: Renee Reed (Keeled Scales) [03-26] - psychedelic folk
  • Tomeka Reid/Joe Morris: Combinations (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Eimear Reidy & Natalia Beylis: Whose Woods These Are (self-released) [05-24]
  • Reigning Sound: A Little More Time With Reigning Sound (Merge) [05-21] - garage rock
  • Ruben Reinaldo & Kely Garcia: Acuarel (Free Code) - jazz [***]
  • Rossano Sportiello: That's It (Arbors) - jazz
  • Remember Sports: Like a Stone (Father/Daughter)
  • Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Joshua Abrams/Tim Daisy/Tyler Damon: The Covid Tapes: Solos, Duos, & Trios (Aerophonic -2CD) [06-15] - jazz [A-]
  • The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Sud Des Alpes (Aerophonic) [04-13] - jazz [***]
  • Victor Rendon & Bronx Conexion Latin Jazz Big Band: Mambo Boulevard (Bronx Conexion Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • Anais Reno: Lovesome Thing: Anais Reno Sings Ellington & Strayhorn (Harbinger) [03-03] - vocal jazz [A-]
  • Marcos Resende & Index: Marcos Resende & Index (Far Out) - jazz
  • The David Restivo Trio: Arancina (Chronograph) - jazz
  • Markus Reuter/Tim Motzer/Kenny Grohowski: Shapeshifters (MoonJune -20) - jazz
  • Gruff Rhys: Seeking New Gods (Rough Trade) [05-21] - psychedelic pop
  • Marc Ribot: Plays Solo Guitar Works of Frantz Casseus (Knockwurst) [06-25] - jazz
  • Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Hope (Northern Spy) [06-25] - jazz [***]
  • Dawn Richard: Second Line (Merge) [04-30] - alt r&b [***]
  • Chris Richards: Wisconsin River (White Mare) [04-22]
  • Steph Richards With Joshua White: Zephyr (Relative Pitch) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Max Richter: Voices 2 (Decca) - jazz
  • Riders Against the Storm: Flowers for the Living (Divide and Conjure) [02-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Matt Ridley: The Antidote (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Jason Ringenberg: Rhinestoned (Courageous Chicken) [03-05] - country [**]
  • Ripatti: Fun Is Not a Straight Line (Planet Mu) [06-25] - footwork
  • Diego Rivera: Indigenous (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Nelson Riveros: The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery (Zoho Music) - jazz
  • Alasdair Roberts & Volvur: The Old Fabled River (Drag City) [07-23]
  • Michael Robinson: Lotus-Pollen (Azure Miles -20) - jazz
  • Porter Robinson: Nurture (Mom + Pop) [04-23] - synthpop
  • Trineice Robinson: All or Nothing (4RM Music Productions) [08-06] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Olivia Rodrigo: Sour (Geffen) [05-21] - alt-pop [A-]
  • Alfredo Rodriguez/Monir Hossn: Que Sera (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Mauricio J Rodriguez: Luz (self-released) [07-09] - Latin jazz [B]
  • Pete Rodriguez: Obstacles (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Kristiana Roemer: House of Mirrors (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Erin Rogers: 2000 Miles (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Angel Roman & Mambo Blue: Festive Interplay (self-released) - jazz
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Cobra Poems (You've Changed) [09-10]
  • Rome Streetz & Ankhlejohn: Genesis 1:27 () - hip-hop
  • Rome Streetz & DJ Muggs: Death & the Magician (Soul Assassins) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Aksel Ronning Trio: ART (Ora Fonogram) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Rosali: No Medium (Spinster Sounds) [05-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Adonis Rose and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: Petite Fleur (Storyville) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rose: Last Night . . . (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Rose/Claudine Francois: New Leaves (Ride Symbol) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Esther Rose: How Many Times (Father/Daughter) [03-26] - singer-songwriter
  • Rose City Band: Earth Trip (Thrill Jockey) [06-25] - folk rock
  • Jeff Rosenstock: Ska Dream (Polyvinyl) [04-20] - ska punk [*]
  • Renee Rosnes: Kinds of Love (Smoke Sessions) [09-03] - jazz [*]
  • Margo Ross: Prairie Life () [06-11]
  • Ross From Friends: Tread () [10-22] - future garage
  • Rostam: Changephobia (Matsor Projects) [06-04] - indie pop
  • Daniel Rotem: Solo (self-released) - jazz
  • Claire Rousay: A Softer Focus (American Dreams) [04-09] - field recordings [B]
  • The Justin Rothberg Group: Hurricane Mouse (self-released) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • Carmen Q Rothwell: Don't Get Comfy/Nowhere (Ruination -EP) [08-06] - art pop
  • ROVA: The Circumference of Reason (ESP-Disk) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Roy: Roy's Garage (Idee Fixe) [05-14]
  • Royal Blood: Typhoons (Warner) [04-30] - alt dance
  • Xenia Rubinos: Una Rosa (Anti-) [10-15] - art pop
  • Ruf Der Heimat [Thomas Borgmann/hristof Thewes/Willi Kellers/Jan Roder]: Secrets (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Run Logan Run: For a Brief Moment We Could Smell the Flowers () [09-17]
  • Raf Rundell: OM Days () [04-09]
  • Emma Ruth Rundle: Engine of Hell (Sargent House) [11-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Rural Tapes: Rural Tapes (Smuggler) [04-30]
  • Jana Rush: Painful Enlightenment (Planet Mu) [08-13] - footwork
  • Allison Russell: Outside Child (Fantasy) [05-21] - singer-songwriter
  • Shaun Ryder: Visits From Future Technology () [08-20]
  • Les Sabler: Tranquililty (New Vista) [01-29] - pop jazz
  • Sage Poet: Parable of the Chariot () - hip-hop
  • Saint Agnes: Vampire () [03-26] - punk rock
  • Saint Etienne: I've Been Trying to Tell You (Heavenly) [09-10] - pop [**]
  • Naoko Sakata: Dancing for Spirits (Pomperipossa) [03-26] - modern classical
  • Samo Salamon/Hasse Poulsen: String Dancers (Sazas) [09-01] - jazz [**]
  • Samo Salamon/Dominique Pifarely/Michel Godard/Dejan Terzic: Live Ones: Vol 1 (self-released) [01-06] - jazz
  • Dua Saleh: Crossover (Against Giants -EP) [10-22] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Nathan Salsburg: Psalms (No Quarter) [08-20]
  • Johanna Samuels: Excelsior! (Mama Bird) [04-02]
  • Mathias Sandberg: The Doctor (self-released -20) - jazz
  • David Sanford Big Band Featuring Hugh Ragin: A Prayer for Lester Bowie (Greenleaf Music) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • Myles Sanko: Memories of Love (Legere) [03-12]
  • Sankofa: BLKTCHP () - hip-hop
  • Suzanne Santo: Yard Sale () [11-05]
  • Sarah Louise: Earth Bow () [04-30]
  • Albertine Sarges: The Sticky Fingers (Moshi Moshi) [01-29] - art pop
  • The Saskatchewan All Star Big Band: Saskatchewan Suite (Chronograph) - jazz
  • Julie Sassoon: If You Can't Go Outside . . . Go Inside (Jazzwerkstatt) - jazz
  • Satomimagae: Hanazono (RVNG) [04-13]
  • Sault: Nine (Forever Living Legends) [06-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • The Chris Saunders Band: Dancing With the Widow St James (self-released) - jazz
  • Anna B Savage: A Commmon Turn (City Slang) [01-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Saweetie: Pretty Summer Playlist: Season 1 (Warner) [04-16]
  • Nitin Sawhney: Immigrants (Sony Masterworks) [03-19]
  • Scott Sawyer: Night Visions (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Elori Saxl: The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl) [01-22] - ambient
  • Dave Scanlon: Pink in Each, Bright Blue, Bright Green (Whatever's Clever) [01-15]
  • The Scenic Route Trio: Flight of Life (self-released) [07-22] - jazz [*]
  • Schapiro 17: Human Qualities (Summit) [03-12] - jazz [**]
  • Ignaz Schick/Oliver Steidle: Ilog2 (Zarek) [02-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Ingrid Schmoliner/Hamid Drake: Awon Ona (Klanggalerie) - jazz
  • J Peter Schwalm: Aufbruch (RareNoise) [07-16] - jazz [*]
  • Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Sone Ka-La 2: Odyssey (Enja) [05-21] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Schlarb/Chad Taylor: Time No Changes (Astral Spirits/Big Ego) [05-05] - jazz [*]
  • Sara Schoenbeck: Sara Schoenbeck (Pyroclastic) [11-26] - jazz [U]
  • Scotch Rolex: Tewari () [05-28] - deconstructed club
  • Irene Schweizer/Hamid Drake: Celebration (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Oliver Schwerdt/Barry Guy/Gunter "Baby" Sommer: One for My Baby and One More for the Bass (Euphorium -20) - jazz
  • Scotch Rolex: Tewari (Hakuna Kulala) [05-28] - deconsructed club
  • Craig Scott's Lobotomy: I Am Revolting (self-released) - jazz
  • Penelope Scott: Public Void (Tesla's Pigeon -20) [2020-09-25] - electronica [A-]
  • Penelope Scott: Hazards (Many Hats -EP) [08-27] - electronica [*]
  • Zoe Scott: Shades of Love (Zoe Scott Music) [10-02] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Brandon Seabrook/Simon Nabatov: Voluptuaries (Leo) - jazz
  • Kit Sebastian: Melodi () [10-01]
  • Sech: 42 ()
  • Sedibus: The Heavens (Orbscure -EP) [05-28] - ambient
  • See Through 4: Permanent Moving Parts (All-Set! Editions) - jazz
  • Peggy Seeger: First Farewell (Red Grape Music) [04-09]
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy: The Romance of Affliction () [11-05] - metalcore
  • SeFa LoCo: Creosote (Rightbrain) - jazz
  • Sel Balamir: Swell () [09-06]
  • Self Esteem: Prioritise Pleasure (Fiction) [10-22] - electropop [**]
  • Sematary: Rainbow Bridge 3 (Haunted Mound) [04-29] - horrorcore
  • Trevor Sensor: On Account of Exile Vol 1 (High Black Desert) [06-18]
  • Senyawa: Alkisah (Burning Ambulance) [02-19] - Indonesian metal [B]
  • Charlie Sepulveda: Charlie Sepulveda & the Turnaround (HighNote) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Serendip Quartet: Queen of Fire (self-released) - jazz
  • Serengeti: KDxMPC (self-released -EP -20) [2020-11-09] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serengeti: Curse of the Polo (self-released) [04-02] - hip-hop [*]
  • Sara Serpa: Intimate Strangers (Biophilia) [12-01] - vocal jazz [U]
  • Serpentwithfeet: Deacon (Secretly Canadian) [03-26] - r&b [*]
  • Bobby Sessions: Manifest () - hip-hop
  • Sha: Monbijou (Ronin Rhythm) - jazz
  • The Shadracks: From Human Like Forms (Damaged Goods) [08-13] - garage punk
  • Red Shahan: Javelina ()
  • Sila Shaman: They Come Out at Night (Wave Eleven) - jazz
  • Shame: Drunk Tank Pink (Dead Oceans) [01-15] - post-punk
  • Sleigh Bells: Texis (Mom + Pop) [09-10] - noise pop
  • Paul Stanley's Soul Station: Now and Then (UMe) [03-19] - soul
  • Shannon & the Clams: Year of the Spider (Easy Eye Sound) [08-20] - garage rock
  • Almog Sharvit: Get Up or Cry (Unit) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Andy Shauf: Wilds (Anti-) [09-24] - indie pop
  • Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea (Nonesuch) [01-22] - modern classical
  • Jaleel Shaw: Echoes (self-relesed) [07-07] - jazz [**]
  • Jas Shaw: Solibruchstelle I: Become the Scenic Route () [03-02]
  • Sheff G: Proud of Me Now () - hip-hop
  • Shelley FKA Dram: Shelley (Atlantic/Empire) [04-29]
  • Elizabeth Shepherd & Michael Occhipinti: The Weight of Hope (Modica Music) [10-29] - jazz
  • Archie Shepp & Jason Moran: Let My People Go (Archieball) [02-05] - jazz [***]
  • Sean Shibe: Camino (Pentatone)
  • Matthew Shipp/Evan Parker: Leonine Aspects (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: Reels (Burning Ambulance) [07-23] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp/William Parker: Re-Union (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: Codebreaker (Tao Forms) [11-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Patrick Shiroishi: Hidemi (American Dreams) [10-29]
  • Idit Shner: Live at the Jazz Station (OA2) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Paula Shocron/Pablo Diaz: Algo En Un Espacio Vacio (Nendo Dango) - jazz
  • Kelvin Sholar: Rites of Fire (Kasmavtsu) - jazz
  • The Shootouts: Bullseye () - country
  • Shordie Shordie & Murda Beatz: emory Lane ()
  • Kalie Shorr: I Got Here by Accident (Tmwrk -EP) [08-13] - country [A-]
  • Nick Shoulders: Home on the Rage () - country
  • Kaitlyn Shuko: Disposition () [01-15]
  • Jacob Shulman: Connectedness (Endectomorph Music) [11-14] - jazz [***]
  • Jen Shyu & Jade Tongue: Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (Pi) [04-23] - jazz [C+]
  • Sidemen: Sidemen (Summit) [06-15] - jazz [B]
  • Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra: Tales From the Jacquard (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Maura Sigura Quartet: Terra Vetro (S'ard Music) - jazz
  • Paul Silbergleit: The Hidden Standard (BluJazz) [05-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Jaymie Silk: The Legend of Jack Johnson (Shall Not Fade)
  • Silk Sonic [Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak]: An Evening With Silk Sonic (Aftermath/Atlantic) [11-12] - r&b [B-]
  • Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg: Tomorrow (Porta Jazz) - jazz
  • Janet Simpson: Safe Distance () [03-19]
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson: Theory of Ice (You've Changed) [03-12] - spoken word
  • Sturgill Simpson: The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (High Top Mountain -EP) [08-20] - country [**]
  • Iain Sinclair & London Experimental Ensemble: Dark Before Dark (577) - jazz
  • Nala Sinephro: Space 1.8 (Warp) [09-03] - free improv [*]
  • Josh Sinton: B. (Form Is Possibility) [ 12-10] - jazz [**]
  • Alex Sipiagin: Upstream (Posi-Tone) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Sir Babygirl: Golden Bday; The Mixtape (self-released) [10-29] - pop [**]
  • Ballake Sissoko: Djourou (No Format) [04-09] - chamber folk
  • Six Organs of Admittance: The Veiled Sea ()
  • Greg Skaff: Polaris (Smoke Sessions) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Skarbo Skulekorps: Dugnad (Hubro) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Grete Skarpeid: Beyond Other Stories (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [**]
  • Skee Mask: Pool (Ilian Tape) [05-07] - breakbeat [A-]
  • Skerebotte Fatta: Appaz (ForTune) - jazz
  • Sketches of Influence: The Grind: Live at Middle C Jazz (self-released) - jazz
  • Skyzoo: All the Brilliant Things (Mello Music Group) [06-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Slaughter to Prevail: Kostolom () [08-13]
  • Slayyyter: Troubled Paradise (Fader Label) [06-11] - hyperpop [*]
  • Sleaford Mods: Spare Ribs (Rough Trade) [01-15] - post-punk [***]
  • Sleater-Kinney: Path of Wellness (Mom + Pop) [06-11] - alt/indie [*]
  • Sleepy Hallow: Still Sleep? (Winners Circle/RCA) [06-02]
  • Slide Attack: Road Trip (SACD) [06-04] - jazz [*]
  • Slowly Rolling Camera: Where the Streets Lead (Edition) - jazz
  • Slowthai: Tyron (Method) [02-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Mark Small: One Day (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Small Black: Cheap Dreams (100% Electronica) [04-09] - chillwave
  • Smerz: Believer (XL) [02-26] - art pop
  • Canaan Smith: High Country Sound () - country
  • Ches Smith/We All Break: Path of Seven Colors (Pyroclastic) [06-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Gabriela Smith and Gabriel Cabezas: Lost Coast (Bedroom Community)
  • Jorja Smith: Be Right Back (FAMM) [05-14]
  • Dr Lonnie Smith: Breathe (Blue Note) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Nate Smith: Kinfolk 2: See the Birds (Edition) [09-17] - jazz [B]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Douglas R Ewart/Mike Reed: Sun Beans of Shimmering Light (Astral Spirits) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Trumpet (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith: Sacred Ceremonies (Tum -3CD) [05-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith, Jack DeJohnette & Vijay Iyer: A Love Sonnet for Billie Holiday (TUM) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • Wadada Leo Smith's Great Lakes Quartet: The Chicago Symphonies (TUM -4CD) [11-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Henry Kaiser/Alex Varty: Pacifica Koral Reef (577) [12-15] - jazz
  • Smith & Burrows: Only Smith & Burrows Is Good Enough () [02-05] - pop rock
  • Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: Bernstein Reimagined (MCG Jazz) - jazz
  • SmooVth & Giallo Point: Amongst Wolves () - hip-hop
  • Gary Smulyan/Ronnie Cuber: Tough Baritones (SteepleChase) [02-19] - jazz [***]
  • Snapped Ankles: Forest of Your Problems (The Leaf Label) [07-02] - dance punk
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Life After (Distorted Muse/Fontana North) [10-22] - hip-hop [**]
  • Soccer96: Dopamine (Moshi Moshi) [09-10]
  • Social Haul: Social Haul () [06-11]
  • Somi: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) - vocal jazz
  • Son Volt: Electro Melodier (Transmit Sound) [07-30] - Americana
  • Omar Sosa: An East African Journey (Ota) - jazz
  • The Source: . . . But Swinging Doesn't Bend Them Down (Odin) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Snail Mail: Valentine (Matador) [11-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Todd Snider: First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder (Aimless) [04-23] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Jim Snidero: Live at the Deer Head Inn (Savant) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Soccer Committee: Tell From the Grass (Morc) [06-21]
  • Softcult: Year of the Rat () [04-16]
  • Cleo Sol: Mother (Forever Living Originals) [08-19] - r&b [***]
  • Lara Solnicki: The One and the Other (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Solstice: Food for Thought (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Jimi Somewhere: Nothing Gold Can Stay () [02-05]
  • Son Lux: Tomorrows III () [04-16] - glitch pop
  • Sons of Kemet: Black to the Future (Impulse!) [05-14] - jazz [A]
  • Soothsayers: We Are Many (Wah Wah 45s -20) - jazz
  • Richard Sorce: Bossambal Brazil (Everjazz) - jazz
  • Southern Avenue: Be the Love You Want () [08-27]
  • Space Afrika: Honest Labour (Dais) [08-27] - electronic [*]
  • Space Quartet: Directions (Clean Feed) [04-19] - jazz [**]
  • Esperanza Spalding: Songwrights Apothecary Lab (Concord) [09-14] - jazz
  • Indigo Sparke: Echo () [02-19] - folk
  • Gordan Spasovski Trio: Light Pillar (Zjm) - jazz
  • Amy Speace With the Orphan Brigade: There Used to Be Horses Here (Proper/Wind Bone) [04-30] - singer-sogwriter
  • Spearmint: Holland Park () [09-17]
  • Special Request & Tim Reaper: Hooversound Presents Special Request & Tim Reaper (Hooversound)
  • The Specials: Protest Songs 1924-2012 (Island) [10-01]
  • Chris Speed: Light Line (Intakt) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • Spellling: The Turning Wheel (Sacred Bones) [06-25] - art pop
  • Alister Spence Trio With Ed Kuepper: Asteroid Ekosystem (Alister Spence Music) - jazz
  • Vic Spencer: Psychological Cheat Sheet 2 () - hip-hop
  • The Spill Canvas: Conduit () [03-05]
  • Spirit of the Beehive: Entertainment, Death (Saddle Creek) [04-09] - neo-psychedelia [B]
  • Spiritbox: Eternal Blue (Rise) [09-17] - alt metal
  • John Splithoff: All In (Pleasant Love) [04-23]
  • Springtime: Springtime (Joyful Noise) [11-05] - experimental rock
  • Sputnik Trio: What the Hate (Raw Tonk) - jazz
  • Squid: Bright Green Field (Warp) [05-07] - post-punk [**]
  • Squirrel Flower: Planet (Polyvinyl) [06-25] - alt/indie
  • St Lenox: Ten Songs of Worship and Praise for Our Tumultuous Times (Don Giovanni) [06-11]
  • Will St Peter/Steven Heffner/Steve Barnes: Honestly (Origin) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • St Vincent: Daddy's Home (Loma Vista) [05-14] - psychedelic soul [**]
  • Wesley Stace: Late Style (Omnivore) [09-17]
  • Terell Stafford & the Temple University Jazz Band: Without You, No Me (BCM&D) - jazz
  • Peter Stampfel: Peter Stampfel's 20th Century in 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot) [02-05] - folk [**]
  • Vince Staples: Vince Staples (Blacksmith/Motown) [07-09] - trap [**]
  • The Staves: Good Woman (Nonesuch) [02-05] - indie pop
  • Matty Stecks & Persiflage: Night Cravings (self-released) - jazz
  • The Steel Woods: All of Your Stones () - country
  • John Stein: Serendipity (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Step In [Carlo Morena/Joe Fonda/Felix Lecaros]: Voila La Tendresse (Not Two) - jazz
  • The Steoples: Wide Through the Eyes of No One () [08-06] - neo-soul
  • Rick Stepton: The Placebone Effect (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Maxwell Sterling: Turn of Phrase (AD 93) [04-23] - prog electronic
  • Leni Stern: Dance (LSR) - jazz
  • Becca Stevens and Elan Mehler: Pallet on Your Floor (Newvelle -20) - jazz
  • Matthew Stevens: Pittsburgh (Whirlwind) [10-01] - jazz [B]
  • Sufjan Stevens: Convocations (Asthmatic Kitty) [05-06] - ambient
  • Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine: A Beginner's Mind (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-24] - indie folk
  • Laura Stevenson: Laura Stevenson (Don Giovanni) [08-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Stick Men: Owari (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Still Corners: The Last Exit (Wrecking Light) [01-22] - dream pop
  • Julia Stone: Sixty Summers (BMG) [04-30] - art pop
  • Stone Giants: West Coast Love Stories () [07-02] - prog electronic
  • Storefront Church: As We Pass (Sargent House)
  • Andy Stott: Never the Right Time (Modern Love) [04-16] - UK bass
  • John Stowell/Dan Dean: Rain Painting (Origin) [02-19] - jazz [B]
  • STR4TA: Aspects (Brownswood)
  • Strand of Oaks: In Heaven (Thirty Tigers) [10-01] - Americana
  • Cecilie Strange: Blikan (April) - jazz
  • The Stranglers: Dark Matters (Coursegood) [09-10] - rock
  • Will Stratton: The Changing Wilderness (Bella Union) [05-07]
  • Strawberry Guy: Sun Outside My Window (Melodic) [10-29]
  • Strawbs: Settlement (Cherry Red) [02-26] - folk rock
  • Billy Strings: Renewal () [09-24]
  • Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears in Sunlight (RVNG Intl) [02-19] - ambient [***]
  • Thomas Stronen/Ayumi Tanaka/Marthe Lea: Bayou (ECM) [05-28] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Stryker: Baker's Circle (Strikezone) - jazz [***]
  • Stubborn Heart: Made of Static () [06-04]
  • Yu Su: Yellow River Blue (Music From Memory) [01-22] - ambient dub
  • Jazmine Sullivan: Heaux Tales (RCA) [01-08] - r&b [*]
  • Tash Sultana: Terra Firma () [02-19] - neo-soul
  • Kevin Sun: <3 Bird (Endectomorph) [08-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Sunburned Hand of the Man: Pick a Day to Die (Three Lobed) [03-12] - krautrock
  • Helen Sung: Quartet + (Sunnyside) [09-17] - jazz [*]
  • Sunroof: Electronic Music Improvisations Vol 1 (Mute) [05-21] - prog electronic
  • Superimpose: With (Inexhaustible Editions) - jazz
  • Tine Surel Lange: Works for Listening 1-10 (Sofa Music) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Charu Suri: The Book of Ragas Volume II (Amala) - jazz
  • Suuns: The Witness (Joyful Noise) [09-03] - art rock
  • Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Superwolves (Drag City)
  • Ian Sweet: Show Me How You Disappear () [03-05] - alt/indie
  • Matthew Sweet: Catspaw () [01-15] - power pop
  • Taylor Swift: Evermore (Republic -20) [2020-12-11] - pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Fearless (Taylor's Version) (Republic) [04-09] - country pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Red (Taylor's Version) (Republic) [11-12] - pop [***]
  • Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) [03-19] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Swim School: Making Sense of It All () [08-20]
  • T Bear: Fresh Bear Tracks (Quarto Valley) [04-16]
  • Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays (ECM) [10-08] - jazz [*]
  • Mauricio Tagliari: Mao: Dancas Tipicas De Cidades Imaginarias () [07-16]
  • Aki Takase/Christian Weber/Michael Griener: Auge (Intakt) [01-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Aki Takase/Daniel Erdmann: Isn't It Romantic? (BMC) [05-07] - jazz [**]
  • Tala Vala: Modern Hysteric (Number Witch) [02-21] - jazz
  • Ohad Talmor Trio: Mise En Place (Intakt) - jazz
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Keshin (Libra) [04-09] - jazz [**]
  • Natsuki Tamura: Koki Solo (Libra) [07-09] - jazz [**]
  • Simin Tander: Unfading (Jazzhaus -20) - jazz
  • C Tangana: El Madrileno (Sony Music)
  • Carter Tanton: Carter Tanton (Western Vinyl) [05-07]
  • Tanz Mein Herz: Quattro (Standard In-Fi) [01-21] - avant-folk
  • Alexa Tarantino: Firefly (Posi-Tone) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Tasha: Tell Me What You Miss the Most (Father/Daughter) [11-05] - folk pop
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tasjan, Tasjan, Tasjan (New West) [02-05] - power pop
  • Yaniv Taubenhouse: Moments in Trio Volume Three: Roads (Fresh Sound) - jazz
  • Alexis Taylor: Silence (Orbistor) [09-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Tot Taylor: Frisbee () [09-17]
  • Teenage Fanclub: Endless Arcade (Merge) [04-30] - jangle pop
  • Tejada: Year of the Living Dead () [02-26] - tech house
  • Tele Novella: Merlynn Belle (Kill Rock Stars) [02-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • The Telescopes: Songs of Love and Revolution (Tapete) [02-05] - shoegaze
  • Alfie Templeman: Forever Isn't Long Enough (Chess Club) [05-07] - dance pop [**]
  • Tems: If Orange Was a Place (RCA/Since 93) [09-14] - neo-soul
  • Ten Ka: Sonic Geometry: Structures, Patterns and Forms (Jersika) - jazz
  • Teni: Wondaland ()
  • Francesca Ter-Berg: In Eynem (Phantom Limb) [04-16] - chamber folk
  • Texas: Hi (BMG) [05-28]
  • Emma-Jean Thackray: Yellow (Movementt/Warp) [07-23] - fusion [B]
  • Daniel Thatcher: Waterwheel (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • Th1rt3en: A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism () - hip-hop
  • Stephan Thelen: Fractal Guitar 2 (MoonJune) - jazz
  • They Might Be Giants: BOOK () [11-12] - indie pop
  • Thirdface: Do It With a Smile (Exploding in Sound) [03-05] - hardcore punk
  • This Is It!: Mosaic (Libra) [11-19] - jazz [***]
  • This Is the Kit: Off Off Oddities (Rough Trade)
  • Thollem: Thollem's Astral Travelling Sessions With Alex Cline & Susan Alcorn (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Irma Thomas: The New Orleans Collection: Love Is the Foundation (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Butch Thompson & Southside Aces With Charlie Devore: How Long Blues (Southside Aces -20) [2020-10-24] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Thorn: Never Too Late to Call (Thirty Tigers) [08-06]
  • Hayden Thorpe: Moondust for My Diamond (Domino) [10-15] - art pop
  • Henry Threadgill Zooid: Poof (Pi) [09-24] - jazz
  • Thumbscrew: Never Is Enough (Cuneiform) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Three-Layer Cake: Stove Top (RareNoise) [05-28] - jazz [***]
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (Wide Hive) [03-12] - jazz
  • Throwing Snow: Dragons (Houndstooth) [06-25]
  • Yann Tiersen: Kerber (Mute) [08-27] - minimalism
  • Tigercub: As Blue as Indigo (Blame) [06-18] - alt/indie
  • Tigers Jaw: I Won't Care How You Remember Me (Hopeless) [03-05]
  • Tiggs Da Author: Blame It on the Youts () [03-12] - UK hip-hop
  • TiKA: Anywhere but Here (Next Door)
  • Time Binding Ensemble: Nothing New Under the Sun (Kit) [03-12] - ambient
  • Tinashe: 333 (Tinashe Music) [08-06] - r&b [***]
  • Tindersticks: Distractions (City Slang) [02-19] - chamber pop
  • Tirzah: Colourgrade (Domino) [10-01] - art pop [*]
  • Tony Tixier: I Am Human (Whirlwind -EP) [02-05] - jazz [*]
  • Amon Tobin: How Do You Live () [09-24] - prog electronic
  • Tomaga: Intimate Immensity (Hands in the Dark) [03-16] - post-rock
  • Tomahawk: Tonic Immobility (Ipecac) [03-26] - alt/indie
  • MF Tomlinson: Strange Time (self-released) [04-09] - progressive folk
  • Tomorrow X Together: The Chaos Chapter: Freeze (Big Hit) [05-31] - K-pop
  • Tomu DJ: Fruit 2 () [08-06] - ambient house
  • Tonstartssbrandht: Petunia (Mexican Summer) [10-22] - psychedelic pop
  • Too Much Joy: Mistakes Were Made (People Suck Music) [03-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • Martina Topley-Bird: Forever I Wait (AWAL) [09-10] - art pop
  • Torres: Thirstier (Merge) [07-30] - pop/rock
  • TORSO: Home Wrecked (self-released -EP) [01-29] - hardcore [B]
  • Tortusa: Bre (Jazzland) [03-26] - jazz
  • Arne Torvik Trio: Northwestern Songs (Losen) [01-08] - jazz [**]
  • Antonio Tosques & Multi-Form Band: Touch Me (Azzurra) - jazz
  • Amanda Tosoff: Earth Voices (Empress Music Group) - jazz
  • Zvonimir Tot's Jazz Stringtet: Sarabande Blue (Groove Art) - jazz
  • Samba Toure: Binga (Glitterbeat) [04-09] - African
  • Myke Towers: Lyke Mike (Whiteworld Music/Warner Music Latina) [04-23]
  • Paul Towndrow: Deepening the River (Keywork) - jazz
  • Sabu Toyozumi/Mats Gustafsson: Hokusai (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Trace Mountains: House of Confusion (Lame-O) [10-22]
  • AJ Tracey: Flu Game ()
  • Trak Trak: Sur Sur (Ciclismo -20) [2020-10-30] - cumbia [A-]
  • Transatlantic: The Absolute Universe () [02-05]
  • The Transcendence Orchestra: All Skies Have Sounded (Editions Mego) [06-08]
  • Penelope Trappes: Penelope Three (Houndstooth) [05-28] - ambient pop
  • Trees Speak: PostHuman (Soul Jazz) [05-21] - krautrock [*]
  • Tribulation: Where the Gloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade) [01-29] - gothic metal
  • Vasco Trilla: Unmoved Mover (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [B]
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad Y Cancion Tagalog (Iridium -20) - jazz
  • Triptides: Alter Echoes (Alive Naturalsound) [03-19]
  • Tristen: Aquatic Flowers (Mama Bird) [06-04]
  • Travis Tritt: Set in Stone ()
  • Trivium: In the Court of the Dragon (Roadrunner) [10-08] - melodic metalcore
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & The MaXx: Live (MNJ -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vagan: Plastic Wave (Odin -2CD) [08-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Tropical Fuck Storm: Deep States (Joyful Noise) [08-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Dara Tucker: Dreams of Waking: Music for a Better World (Green Hill Music) - vocal jazz
  • Rosie Tucker: Sucker Supreme (Epitaph) [04-30]
  • Ailsa Tully: Holy Isle () [09-02]
  • Tune-Yards: Sketchy (4AD) [03-26] - alt/indie [B]
  • Turnstile: Glow On (Roadrunner) [08-27] - pop/rock [*]
  • Andrew Tuttle & Padang Food Tigers: A Cassowary Apart (Bedroom Suck) [02-12]
  • Tuvaband: Growing Pains & Pleasures () [05-21]
  • TV Priest: Uppers (Sub Pop) [02-05] - post-punk
  • Twenty One Pilots: Scaled and Icy () [05-21] - indie pop
  • Twice: Formula of Love: O+T=?3 () [11-12] - K-pop
  • Two Much [Reut Regev and Igal Foni]: Never Enough (Relative Pitch) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Griff Tyler: While I Have Your Attention ()
  • Tyler, the Creator: Call Me if You Get Lost (Columbia) [06-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • Uassyn: Zacharya (JazzThing) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • Yuma Uesaka/Cat Toren/Colin Hinton: Ocelot (577) [03-26] - jazz [***]
  • Yuma Uesaka and Marilyn Crispell: Streams (Not Two) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Ulla: Limitless Frame (Motion Ward) [05-10] - ambient
  • UMI: Introspection Reimagined ()
  • Umlaut Big Band: Mary's Ideas (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Uncle Ben's Remedy: Easy Ways to Here () - country
  • The Underflow: Instant Opaque Evening (Blue Chopsticks) - jazz
  • Unscientific Italians: Play the Music of Bill Frisell Vol 1 (Hora) - jazz
  • Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Fools for Yule (Housekat) [11-01] - Christmas [U]
  • Carrie Underwood: My Savior () [02-05]
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: The 2021 Jazz Heritage Series (self-released) - jazz [C+]
  • Unwed Sailor: Truth or Consequences (Spartan) [05-14]
  • Upper Wilds: Venus (Thrill Jockey) [07-23]
  • Urban Village: Udondolo (No Format) [01-22]
  • U-Roy: Solid Gold (Trojan) [07-16] - reggae [*]
  • USE Trio: Twilight (LabelWhoAble) - jazz
  • UV-TV: Always Something (Paper Cup Music) [05-28] - indie rock
  • The Vaccines: Back in Love City () [09-10]
  • Valerie June: The Moon and the Stars: Prescription for Dreamers (Fantasy) [03-12] - country soul
  • Joao Valinho/Luis Vicente/Marcelo dos Reis/Salvoandrea Lucifora: Light Machina (Multikulti Project) [04-02] - jazz [***]
  • Van Buren Records: Bad for Press (self-released)
  • Sharon Van Etten: Epic Ten (Ba Da Bing) - alt/indie
  • Greta Van Fleet: The Battle at Garden's Gate (Lava/Republic) [04-16]
  • Paul Van Gysegem Quintet: Square Talks (El Negocito) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Istvaan Grencso/Robert Benko: Burning River Melting Sea (Systems vs Artifacts/Audiographic) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley: The Chicago Manual of Style (Superpang) - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark: Snapshots Vol 1 (Kilogram) - jazz
  • Chad VanGaalen: World's Most Stressed Out Gardener (Sub Pop) [03-19] - neo-psychedelia
  • Vangelis: Juno to Jupiter (Decca) [09-24] - space ambient
  • Jordan VanHemert: I Am Not a Virus (Big Round) - jazz
  • Vanille: Soleil '96 (Bonbonbon)
  • Vanishing Twin: Ookii Gekkou (Fire) [10-15] - neo-psychedelia
  • VanJess: Homegrown ()
  • Vapour Theories: Celestial Scuzz (Fire) [02-22] - drone
  • Sachal Vasandani/Romain Collin: Midnight Shelter (Edition) - jazz
  • Rebecca Vasmant: With Love From Glasgow (Rebecca & Nathan) [06-04]
  • Beresford Vasseur: Beresford Vasseur (The 52nd) - jazz
  • VC-118A: Spiritual Machines (Delsin) [06-14] - IDM
  • Alan Vega: Mutator (Sacred Bones) [04-23] - post-industrial
  • Alan Vega/Ben Vaughn/Barb Dwyer/Palmyra Delran: After Dark () [07-30]
  • Carlos Vega: Art of the Messenger (Origin) [05-21] - jazz [**]
  • The Velveteers: Nightmare Daydream (Easy Eye Sound) [10-08] - pop
  • Erik Verwey: People Flow (self-released -20) - jazz
  • Viagra Boys: Welfare Jazz (Year0001) [01-08] - post-punk
  • Gabriel Vicens: The Way We Are Created (Inner Circle Music) - jazz
  • Luis Vicente Trio: Chanting in the Name Of (Clean Feed) [06-18] - jazz [**]
  • James Vickery: Songs That Made Me Feel () [07-16]
  • Adia Victoria: A Southern Gothic (Atlantic) [09-17] - blues rock
  • Tommy Vig: 2022: Jazz Jazz (Klassikus Jazz) [11-03] - jazz [C]
  • Villagers: Fever Dreams (Domino) [08-20] - indie pop
  • The Vintage Caravan: Monuments (Napalm) [04-16]
  • Visionist: A Call to Arms () [03-05] - neoclassical darkwave
  • Vistas: What Were You Hoping to Find? () [08-20] - indie pop
  • Roseanna Vitro: Listen Here (Skyline) - jazz
  • Pabllo Vittar: Batidao Tropical (Sony) [06-24] - Forro electronico [*]
  • VTSS: Borderline Tendencies (VEYL) [03-15] - techno
  • Hana Vu: Public Storage () [11-05] - dream pop
  • Leon Vynehall: Rare, Forever (Ninja Tune) [04-30] - ambient techno [B]
  • Philipp Wachsmann/Kalle Moberg/Paul Lytton: The Punk and the Gaffers (Kamo) - jazz
  • Morgan Wade: Reckless (Ladylike) [03-19] - country
  • Martha Wainwright: Love Will Be Reborn (Cooking Vinyl) [08-30] - folk rock
  • Michael Waldrop: Time Frames (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [***]
  • Theo Walentiny: Looking Glass (self-released) [04-02] - jazz [*]
  • Karima Walker: Waking the Dreaming Body (Orindal) [02-26] - ambient
  • Ryley Walker: Course in Fable (Husky Pants) [04-02] - prog folk
  • Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo: Deep Fried Grandeur (Husky Pants) [02-05] - psychedelic rock
  • Summer Walker: Still Over It (LVRN/Interscope) [11-05] - r&b [*]
  • Eli Wallace/Beth McDonald: Solo/Duo (Eschatology) - jazz
  • Morgen Wallen: Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic) [01-08] - country
  • The Wallflowers: Exit Wounds (New West) [07-09] - roots rock
  • Johannes Wallmann: Elegy for an Undiscovered Species (Shifting Paradigm) - jazz
  • John Walsh: Irlandalucia (Air Music Group) - jazz
  • Dominik Wania: Lonely Shadows (ECM) - jazz
  • The War on Drugs: I Don't Live Here Anymore (Atlantic) [10-29] - heartland rock
  • Alex Ward: Gated (Discus Music) [07-13] - jazz
  • Dean Wareham: I Have Nothing to Say to the Mayor of LA (Double Feature) [10-15] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Marta Warelis/Carlos "Zingaro"/Helena Espvall/Marcelo dos Reis: Turqoise Dream (JACC) [03-14] - jazz [**]
  • Marta Warelis/Frank Rosaly/Aaron Lumley/John Dikeman: Sunday at De Ruimte (Doek RAW) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio: En Attendant (ECM) [09-10] - jazz [*]
  • Watchhouse: Watchhouse (Thirty Tigers) [08-13]
  • Water From Your Eyes: Structure (Wharf Cat) [08-27] - art pop
  • Nick Waterhouse: Promenade Blue (Innovative Leisure) [04-09] - rock & roll
  • Waterparks: Greatest Hits (300 Entertainment) [05-21] - pop [*]
  • Sara Watkins: Under the Pepper Tree (New West) [03-26] - standards
  • Wau Wau Collectif: Yaral Sa Doom (Sahel Sounds) [02-26] - African [B]
  • Rod Wave: SoulFly (Alamo) [03-26] - hip-hop
  • We Are the Union: Ordinary Life (Bad Time) [06-04] - ska-punk [*]
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks: Enjoy the View (Big Scary Monsters) [09-10] - indie rock
  • The Weather Station: Ignorance (Fat Possum) [02-05] [**]
  • Jane Weaver: Flock (Fire) [03-05] - psychedelic pop [**]
  • Anna Webber: Idiom (Pi -2CD) [05-28] - jazz
  • Faye Webster: I Know I'm Funny Haha (Secretly Canadian) [06-25] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • The Dave Weckl Band: Live in St Louis Chesterfield Festival 2019 (Autumn Hill) [04-09] - jazz
  • Cory Weeds: O Sole Mio! Music From the Motherland (Cellar) - jazz
  • Amber Weekes: My Romance: A Special Valentine (Amber Inn Productions -EP) [02-14] - vocal jazz [C]
  • Amber Weekes: 'Round Midnight Re-Imagined (Amber Inn Productions) [05-01] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Weezer: OK Human (Crush Music/Atlantic) [01-29] - rock
  • Weezer: Van Weezer (Crush Music/Atlantic) [05-07] - rock
  • Ruth Weiss: We Are Sparks in the Universe to Our Own Fire (Edgetone) [01-26] - jazz poetry [A-]
  • Paul Weller: Fat Pop (Volume 1) (Polydor) [05-14] - pop rock
  • Kanye West: Donda (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [08-29] - hip-hop
  • Matt Weston: Four Lies in the Eavesdrop Business (self-released) - jazz
  • Westside Gunn: Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Sincerely, Adolf (Griselda/Empire) [08-27] - hip-hop [B]
  • Westside Gunn: Hitler Wears Hermes 8: Side B (Griselda/Empire) [09-24] - hip-hop [B]
  • Judy Wexler: Back to the Garden (Jewel City Jazz) - jazz
  • Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm: Not a Novelty (Sunnyside) [04-23] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Whatley: On the Beak (self-released -20) - jazz
  • While She Sleeps: Sleeps Society () [04-16] - alt metal
  • Matthew Whitaker: Connections (Resilience Music Alliance) - jazz
  • Rodney Whitaker With the Christ Church Cranbrook Choir: Cranbrook Christmas Jazz (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Rodney Whitaker: OutroSpection: The Music of Gregg Hill (Origin) [04-16] - jazz [*]
  • Chris White/Lara Driscoll: Firm Roots (self-released) [01-21] - jazz [**]
  • Matthew E White: K Bay (Domino) [09-10] - art pop
  • Matthew E White & Lonnie Hollley: Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection (Spacebomb/Jagjaguwar) [04-09] - psychedeic soul
  • Tony Joe White: Smoke From the Chimney (Easy Eye Sound) [05-07] - country rock
  • White Flowers: Day by Day (Tough Love) [06-11] - dream pop
  • The White Ring: Show Me Heaven () [02-19]
  • Whitechapel: Kin () [10-29] - deathcore
  • Richard Whiteman: Very Well & Good (Cornerstone) - Jazz
  • Hailey Whitters: Living the Dream () - country
  • Mareike Wiening: Future Memories (Greenleaf Music) [11-12] - jazz [*]
  • Matthew E White: K Bay (Domino) - alt/indie
  • Wiki: Half God (Wikset Enterprise) [10-01] - hip-hop [**]
  • Wild Pink: A Billion Little Lights (Royal Mountain) [06-18] - indie rock
  • Wild Up: Julius Eastman Vol 1: Femenine (New Amsterdam) [06-18] - classical [***]
  • William the Conqueror: Maverick Thinker (Chrysalis) [03-05]
  • AA Williams: Songs From Isolation () [03-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Chris Ryan Williams: Of Yours (self-released) [05-02] - jazz
  • Chris Williams/Patrick Shiroishi: Sans Soleil (Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [*]
  • Hayley Williams: Flowers for Vases/Descansos (Atlantic) [02-05] - singer-songwriter
  • Jamire Williams: But Only After You Have Suffered (International Anthem) [12-03] - jazz
  • Yasmin Williams: Urban Driftwood (Spinster) [01-29] - folk
  • Willow: Lately I Feel Everything (MSFTS/Roc Nation/Polydor) [07-16] - emo
  • Spike Wilner Trio: Aliens & Wizards (Cellar Music Group) - jazz
  • Dan Wilson: Vessels of Wood and Earth (Brother Mister/Mack Avenue) [04-23] - jazz
  • Charlotte Day Wilson: Alpha () [07-09] - neo-soul
  • Lainey Wilson: Sayin' What I'm Thinkin' (Broken Bow) [02-19] - country [***]
  • Sarah Wilson: Kaleidoscope (Brass Tonic) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Steven Wilson: The Future Bites (Arts & Crafts) [01-29] - art pop
  • Virginia Wing: Private Life (Fire) [02-12] - alt/indie
  • A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Invisible Cities () [02-26]
  • Witch Camp (Ghana): I've Forgotten Now Who I Used to Be (Six Degrees) [03-12] - African
  • Witch Fever: Reincarnate () [10-15]
  • Wode: Burn in Many Mirrors ()
  • Frank Woeste: Pocket Rhapsody II (ACT Music) - jazz
  • Remi Wolf: We Love Dogs! (Island) [05-05] - pop [**]
  • Remi Wolf: Juno (Island) [08-15] - pop [***]
  • Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend (Dirty Hit) [06-04] - alt/indie [**]
  • Michael Wolff: Live at Vitellos (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Michael Wollny/Emile Parisien/Tim Lefebvre/Christian Lillinger: XXXX (ACT Music) [04-30] - jazz
  • Oliver Wood: Always Smilin' (Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers) [05-21]
  • Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas: NOX (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Nate Wooley: Mutual Aid Music (Pleasure of the Text -2CD) [04-16] - jazz
  • Work Money Death: The Space in Which the Uncontrollable Unknown Resides, Can Be the Place From Which Creation Arises (ATA) [02-05]
  • The Workers: Altburon (Wide Ear -20) - jazz
  • Lyle Workman: Uncommon Measures (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die: Illusory Walls (Epitaph) [10-08] - midwest emo
  • WRD [Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Deitch]: The Hit (Color Red) [04-30] - jazz
  • Joyce Wrice: Overgrown (Joyce Wrice)
  • Eric Wyatt: A Song of Hope (Whaling City Sound) - jazz
  • Min Xiao-Fen: White Lotus (Outside In Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Xiu Xiu: Oh No (Polyvinyl) [03-26] - experimental rock
  • Xixa: Genesis (Julian) [02-19]
  • XPACT: XPACT II (FMR) - jazz
  • Ya Tseen: Indian Yard (Sub Pop) [04-30] - art pop
  • Nana Yamato: Before Sunrise (Dull Tools) [02-05] - synthpop
  • Jim Yanda: A Silent Way (Corner Store Jazz -2CD) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • Greg Yasinitsky Yazz Band: New Normal (Origin) [01-15] - jazz [B]
  • Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould: In Her Words (La Reserve) [09-24] - jazz
  • YG & Mozzy: Kommunity Service (Empire/4Hunnid) [05-21] - hip-hop
  • Yndi: Noir Bresil (Nascimento/Grand Musique) [05-28] - Brazilian
  • Yola: Stand for Myself (Easy Eye Sound) [07-30] - country soul
  • Yoo Doo Right: Don't Think You Can Escape Your Purpose (Mothland)
  • Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke: Diverso Lontano Incomprehensibile (Artesuono) - jazz
  • James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra: The Wide, Wide River (Domino) [01-22] - chamber folk
  • You Me at Six: Suckapunch (Underdog) [01-15] - alt/indie
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Barn (Reprise) [12-10] - rock
  • Will Young: Crying on the Bathroom Floor () [08-06]
  • Young Dolph & Key Glock: Dum and Dummer 2 ()
  • The Young Hearts: The Modern State () [01-29]
  • Young Nudy: Dr Ev4l (PDE/Same Plate/RCA) [05-18] - hip-hop
  • Young Pilgrims: We're Young Pilgrims (Stoney Lane) [06-18] - jazz [B-]
  • Young Stoner Life/Young Thug/Gunna: Slime Language 2 (YSL/300 Entertainment) [04-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 7: Joao Donato (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-04] - jazz [**]
  • Brandee Younger: Somewhere Different (Verve) [08-13] - jazz
  • Your Old Droog: Time () - hip-hop
  • Yung: Ongoing Dispute () [01-22] - indie rock
  • Yungmorpheus & Ewonee: Thumbing Thru Foliage ()
  • Zao: The Crimson Corridor (Observed/Observer) - metal
  • Zayn: Nobody Is Listening ()
  • Denny Zeitlin/George Marsh: Telepathy (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • ZelooperZ: Van Gogh's Left Ear () [07-08] - experimental hip-hop
  • Miguel Zenon & Luis Perdomo: El Arte Del Bolero (Miel Music) [01-07] - jazz [***]
  • Miguel Zenon/Ariel Bringuez/Demian Cabaud/Jordi Rossy: Law Years: The Music of Ornette Coleman (Miel Music) [03-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Zhu: Dreamland 2021 ()
  • Eric Zinman/Mario Rechtern/Weasel Walter: Mermaids and Sirens Know (Studio 234) - jazz
  • Ziur: Antifate () [05-07] - deconstructed club
  • Ziur: Now Now ()
  • Rob Zombie: The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy () [03-12] - industrial metal
  • John Zorn: Bagatelles (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Gnosis: The Inner Light (02-12) [J|jazz]
  • John Zorn: Teresa Da Avila (Tzadik) [03-19] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Chaos Magic (Tzadik) [04-16] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Heaven and Earth Magick (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: New Masada Quartet (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Zuli: All Caps (UIQ -EP) [03-12] - breakbeat
  • Zurich Jazz Orchestra & Steffen Schorn: Dedications (Mons) - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • Monty Alexander: Love You Madly: Live at Bubba's (1982, Resonance -20) - jazz
  • Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album (1965, Omnivore) [04-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Laurie Anderson: Big Science (1981, Nonesuch)
  • Khaira Arby: Live in New York 2010 (Clermont Music) [04-30] - African [A-]
  • Neil Ardley: Kaleidoscope of Rainbows Live '75 (Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66 (Mosaic) - jazz
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Manewry Jazzowe '82 (1982, OMX) [02-05] - jazz
  • The Art Ensemble of Chicago: Jazz Jamboree '91 (1991, OMX) [02-02] - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Quintet: 1966: Berlin, Lorrach, Paris & Stockholm Revisited (Ezz-Thetics -2CD) [04-23] - jazz [***]
  • Albert Ayler: New York Eye and Ear Control Revisited (1964, Ezz-Thetics) [09-13] - jazz [**]
  • Derek Baiey/Mototeru Takagi: Live at FarOut, Atsugi 1987 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Duck Baker: Plymouth Rock: Unreleased & Rare Recordings, 1973-1979 (Tompkins Square -20) [2020-08-07] - folk [***]
  • Duck Baker: Confabulations (1994-2017, ESP-Disk) [06-25] - jazz [A-]
  • The Band: Stage Fright [50th Anniversary Edition] (UMG -2CD) - rock
  • Billy Bang: Lucky Man (2008, BBE) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • TL Barrett: I Shall Wear a Crown (Numero Group) - gospel
  • Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Live in Bremen 1975 (Moosicus) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • The Beach Boys: Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971 (Capitol)
  • The Beatles: Let It Be [Super Deluxe Special Edition] (Apple/UMe -4CD) - rock
  • Tim Berne/Chris Speed/Reid Anderson/Dave King: Broken Shadows (2018, Intakt) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Ben Black: Mystery & Wonder (2007, Origin) [11-19] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1968, Gotta Groove/Salaam) [02-26] - jazz
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited (1965, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Hamiet Bluiett: Bearer of the Holy Flame (1983, Strut) [03-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Arthur Blythe: Katowice 2003 (OMX -2CD) [01-29] - jazz
  • Roy Brooks: Understanding (1970, Reel-to-Real -2CD) [07-22] - jazz [***]
  • Peter Brotzmann: Love Comes Like Sour to Milk (1993, Trost -EP) [05-07] - jazz [B]
  • Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Marion Brown: Capricorn Moon to Juba Lee Revisited (1965-66, Ezz-Thetics -19) [10-14] - jazz [A-]
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live in Indiana 1958 (American Jazz Classics) [04-21] - jazz
  • The Dave Brubeck Trio: Live at the Wiener Konzerthaus 1967 (Derry Music) [02-13] - jazz
  • Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975 (Mute -2CD) [05-28] - krautrock [***]
  • Caravan: Who Do You Think We Are? (Madfish -35CD) - prog rock
  • Doug Carn: Revelation (1973, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [05-28] - jazz
  • Ray Charles: True Genius (Tangerine) [09-10]
  • Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (1965, Gearbox) [02-26] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: The Summer House Sessions (1968, Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry's New Researches: Organic Music Theatre: Festival De Jazz De Chateauvallon 1972 (Blank Forms Editions) [06-18] - jazz [*]
  • Don Cherry: Complete Communion & Symphony for Improvisers Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz
  • Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm Section: Boogie Shoes: Live on Beale Street (Omnivore) [05-07] - pop/rock [*]
  • Sonny Clark: My Conception (1959, Blue Note Tone Poet) - jazz
  • Alice Coltrane: Kirtan: Turiya Sings (1982, Impulse!) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: Lush Life (Craft) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Chasin' the Trane Revisited (1961, Ezz-Thetics) [09-22] - jazz [A-]
  • John Coltrane Quartet: Newport, New York, Alabama 1963 Revisited (Ezz-Thetics) [07-13] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: Another Side of John Coltrane (Craft) [08-20] - jazz [***]
  • John Coltrane: A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (1965, Impulse) [10-21] - jazz [**]
  • Laurence Cook/Jacques Coursil/Warren Gale/Perry Robinson/Steve Tintweiss: Ave B Free Jam (1967, Inky Dot) [11-30] - jazz [B]
  • Lol Coxhill: Coxhill '85 (Slam) - jazz
  • Marshall Crenshaw: The Wild, Exciting Sounds of Marshall Crenshaw: Live in the 20th and 21st Century (Sunset Blvd) [08-27] - pop/rock [*]
  • The Cucumbers: The Desk Drawer Tapes (1988-2005, Life Force) [04-30] - jangle pop [**]
  • Miles Davis: Merci, Miles! Live at Vienne (1991, Rhino) [06-25] - jazz [*]
  • Diane Delin: Chicago Standard Time (1991, BluJazz) [05-24] - jazz [*]
  • Arne Domnerus Quartet: Dompan at the Savoy (1990, Phontastic) [07-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Douglas/Misha Mengelberg: Buenos Aires 2000 (OMX) [01-26] - jazz
  • Paul Dunmall/Keith Tippett/Philip Gibbs/Pete Fairclough: Onosante (2000, 577) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Dyke & the Blazers: Down on Funky Broadway: Phoenix (1966-1967) (Craft) - funk
  • Dyke & the Blazers: Message: Hollywood (1968-1970) (Craft) - funk
  • Bob Dylan: Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series Vol 16 1980-1985 (Sony Legacy -5CD)
  • The Ebony Hillbillies: Barefoot and Flying (2011, EH Music -20) [2020-11-09] - folk
  • Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott's (1968, Resonance -2CD -20) [2020-11-27] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Evans Trio: On a Friday Evening (1975, Concord) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans: A Career Retrospective (1956-1980) (1956-80, Concord -5CD) [06-25] - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Behind the Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings (Resonance -2CD) [06-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Eyedea: Thirty Nine Lines (Crushkill -20) [2020-12-11] - hip-hop [**]
  • Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years (1995-2009, BMG) [08-27] - pop [***]
  • Henry Franklin: The Skipper (1972, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Free Fall: Alchemia 2006 (2006, OMX -2CD) [01-12] - jazz
  • Joel Futterman: Creation Series (2008, NoBusiness -5CD) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Rory Gallagher: Rory Gallagher: 50th Anniversary Edition Box Set (UMe)
  • Hal Galper Quintet: Live at the Berlin Philharmonic 1977 (1977, Origin -2CD) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Arv Garrison: The Unknown Arv Garrison: Wizard of the Six String (1945-48, Fresh Sound) [05-28] - jazz
  • Mike Gibbs: Revisiting Tanglewood 63: The Early Tapes (Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Frode Gjerstad/Kent Carter/John Stevens: Detail-90 (1990, NoBusiness) [08-30] - jazz [***]
  • Jimmy Gourley: The Cool Guitar of Jimmy Gourley: Quartet & Trio Sessions 1953-1961 (Fresh Sound) [05-28] - jazz
  • Georg Graewe & Sonic Fiction Orchestra: Fortschritt Und Vergnugen (Random Acoustics -20) [2020-10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Georg Graewe/Kjell Nordeson/Jon Raskin Trio: Live at NIR Studios (2009, Temescal) - jazz
  • Grateful Dead: Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) (Rhino) - rock
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Damon Smith/Jerome Bryerton: Room of the Present (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-03] - jazz [*]
  • Mats Gustafsson/Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Paal Nilseen-Love: The Thing She Knows . . . (2001, Ezz-Thetics) - jazz
  • Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller: In Harmony (2006-07, Resonance -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Free Form & Abstract Revisited (1960-62, Ezz-Thetics, 2CD) [08-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Harriott: Chronology: Live 1968-69 (Jazz In) - jazz
  • Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band: Hot Night in Roslyn: 1976 Radio Broadcast Recording (Hobo) [03-11] - country [***]
  • Julius Hemphill: The Boye Multi-National Crusade for Harmony (1977-2007, New World -7CD) [01-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe Henderson: The Complete Joe Henderson Blue Note Studio Sessions (Mosaic -5CD) - jazz
  • John Hiatt: The Confidence Man in Canada (Hobo) [08-27] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Lightnin' Hopkins: King of Dowling Street (Sunset Blvd) - blues
  • ICP Orchestra: Plays Herbie Nichols in Nijmegen 7 May 1984 (ICP -20) [2020-12-14] - jazz [***]
  • Instant Composers Pool: Incipient ICP (1966-71) (Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • The J Ann C Trio: At Tan-Tar-A (1966, Modern Harmonic/Sundazed) [07-15] [***]
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society: Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival 1983 (The Decoding Society) - jazz
  • Jam & Lewis: Jam & Lewis Vol 1 () [07-09]
  • Sheila Jordan: Comes Love: Lost Session 1960 (Capri) [09-27] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Juju: Live at 131 Prince Street (1973, Strut) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Calvin Keys: Shawn-Neeq (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) - jazz [*]
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Nothin' Left but the Rest (1996, 2C2C) [06-08] - pop [**]
  • Jim Knapp Orchestra: It's Not Business, It's Personal (2009, Origin) [11-19] - jazz [*]
  • Hans Koch & Paul Lovens: Nephlokokkygia 1992 (Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz
  • Eero Koivistoinen: The Original Sin (Svart) [03-12] - jazz
  • Byard Lancaster: My Pure Joy (1992, Strut) [02-26] - jazz [***]
  • Harold Land: Westward Bound! (1962-65, Reel to Real) [08-06] - jazz [**]
  • Bill Laswell/Jack DeJohnette/Graham Haynes/Elliott Sharp: Saalfelden (1998, self-released) [02-06] - jazz
  • Mary Lattimore: Collected Pieces II (Ghostly International) [10-29] - experimental
  • Abbey Lincoln: It's Magic (1958, Riverside) [07-00] - jazz
  • Lionel Loueke: Close Your Eyes (2018, Sounderscore) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets: Walkabout (2013-19, Yep Roc -20) - power pop [B]
  • Gary Lucas: The Essential Gary Lucas (Knitting Factory -2CD) [01-29] - rock [*]
  • John Mayall: The First Generation 1965-1974 (Madfish Music -35CD) - blues-rock
  • Hailu Mergia & the Walias Band: Tezeta (1975, Awesome Tapes From Africa) [06-04] - Ethiopian [***]
  • Juozas Milasius/Tomas Kulavicius/Dalius Naujokaitis/Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra: Live at Willisau, 1993 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [C+]
  • Charles Mingus: Mingus at Carnegie Hall [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic -2CD) [06-11] - jazz [A]
  • Roberto Miranda's Home Music Ensemble: Live at Bing Theatre: Los Angeles, 1985 (Dark Tree) [03-05] - jazz [***]
  • Mistreater: Hell's Fire (1981, Jobcentre) [05-21] - metal
  • Wes Montgomery: The NDR Hamburg Studio Recordings (1965, Jazzline) [03-19] - jazz
  • Lee Morgan: The Complete Live at the Lighthouse (1970, Blue Note) - jazz
  • Mujician: 10 10 10 (2010, Cuneiform) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Carl Magnus Neumann/Christian Reim Quartet: Molde International Jazz Festival 1976 (1976, Jazzaggression) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Volume 2 (2007, Stony Plain) [03-26] - blues [**]
  • Joe Newman: Joe Newman at the Atlantic (1977, Phontastic) [06-24] - jazz [***]
  • Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh: Disco Se Aagay (1984, Discostan) [01-22] - Urdu disco [**]
  • No Safety: Spill (1991-92, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live at the Knitting Factory (1993, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • No Safety: Live in Italy 1994 (1994, Cuneiform) [07-23] - jazz
  • Nadje Noordhuis: Gullfoss (Little Mystery) [09-24] - jazz [*]
  • Ojoyo: Plays Safrojazz (1996, Sunnyside) [05-28] - jazz [**]
  • Itaru Oki Quartet: Live at Jazz Spot Combo 1975 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Ensemble With Sainkho Namtchylak: Fixing the Fluctuating Idea (1996, Victo) [03-19] - jazz
  • Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Volume Eleven: Atlanta (1980, Widow's Taste) - jazz
  • Perfume Genius: Immediately Remixes (Matador) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Lee Scratch Perry: The Specialist: The Pama Years (Pama) [09-02] - reggae [***]
  • Bud Powell: 1962 Copenhagen (SteepleChase) [08-15] - jazz
  • Prezens: XForm (2007, Screwgun -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz
  • Prince: Welcome 2 America (2010, NPG/Legacy) [07-30] - r&b [*]
  • Professor Longhair: The Bach of Rock (Sunset Blvd -20) - r&b
  • Joe Pug: The Diving Sun (self-released) [03-21]
  • QOW Trio: QOW Trio (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: On Jupiter (1979, Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-01] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (Strut) - jazz
  • Scott Reeves Quintet: The Alchemist (2005, Origin) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Christian Reim Sextet: Mona Lisa (1973, Jazzaggression) [02-00] - jazz [A-]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 4] (1979, NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Undulation [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 5] (1981, NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Sonny Rollins: Rollins in Holland (1967, Resonance -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [A-]
  • The Roots: Do You Want More?!!!??! [Deluxe Edition] (1995, Geffen/UMe) [03-12] - hip-hop
  • Ray Russell Sextet: Forget to Remember (1970, Jazz in Britain) - jazz
  • Harvie S Trio: Going for It (1985, Savant) [07-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Pharoah Sanders/Charles Lloyd: Billy Higgins Tribute (2001, OMX) [01-08] - jazz
  • Schlippenbach & Johansson: Onkel Pos Carnegie Hall Hamburg 1978 (SAJ) [01-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Screamers: Demo Hollywood 1977 (Super Viaduct) [05-14] - punk [**]
  • Billy Joe Shaver & Kinky Friedman: Live Down Under (2002, Omnivore) [08-15] - country [**]
  • Archie Shepp: Blase and Yasmina Revisited (1969, Ezz-thetics) [09-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Frank Sinatra: Sing and Dance With Frank Sinatra (Impex -20) - jazz
  • Nancy Sinatra: Start Walkin' 1965-1976 (Light in the Attic) [02-05] - rock [**]
  • Jim Snidero: Strings (2001, Savant) [09-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Southside Johnny: Grapefruit Moon: The Songs of Tom Waits Remastered (2008, Pacific) - jazz
  • Special Interest: Trust No Wave: The 2016 Demos (2016, Disciples -EP) [05-14] - noise rock
  • Joseph Spence: Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing (1965, Smithsonian/Folkways) [07-16] - Bahamas [A-]
  • Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Question and Answer 1966 (Rhythm and Blues) [04-02] - jazz
  • Joe Strummer: Assembly (1986-2002, Dark Horse) [03-26] - rock [**]
  • Sun Ra and His Outer Space Arkestra: A Fireside Chat With Lucifer (Modern Harmonic) [02-05] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Lanquidity [Definitive Edition] (1978, Strut) - jazz
  • Mototeru Takagi/Susumu Kongo/Nao Takeuchi/Shola Koyama: Live at Little John, Yokohama 1999 (NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Masauyki JoJo Takayanagi/Nobuyoshi Ino/Masabumi PUU Kikuchi: Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Cecil Taylor Ensemble: Gottingen (1990, Fundacja Sluchaj -2CD) [06-08] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor Quintet: Lifting the Bandstand (1998, Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Cecil Taylor: Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited (1965-68, Ezz-thetics) [04-00] - jazz [*]
  • Pat Thomas: The Locals Play the Music of Anthony Braxton (2006, Discus Music) [03-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Chester Thompson: Powerhouse (1971, Black Jazz/Real Gone Music) [04-30] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Tintweiss and the Purple Why: Markstown (1968, Inky Dot Media) [04-01] - jazz [***]
  • Total Music Association: Walpurgisnacht (1971, NoBusiness) [07-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Shem Tupe/Justo Osala/Enos Okola: Guitar Music of Western Kenya: 45s From the Archive of Shem Tupe (Mississippi) [03-15] - African [***]
  • Blue Gene Tyranny: Degrees of Freedom Found (Unseen Worlds -6CD) [06-11]
  • Ken Vandermark/Free Music Ensemble: Warszawa 2006 (OMX) [01-19] - jazz
  • Jimmie Vaughan: The Pleasure's All Mine (The Last Music Co -20) - blues
  • Vernacular: The Little Bird (2003, Astral Spirits) [05-07] - jazz [***]
  • Eberhard Weber: Once Upon a Time: Live in Avignon (1994, ECM) - jazz
  • Barney Wilen Quartet and Tete Montoliu: Barney and Tete (1988, Elemental -20) [2020-12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Barney Wilen & Alain Jean-Marie: Montreal Duets (1993, Elemental) [02-12] - jazz
  • Leo Wright: Blues Shout + Suddenly the Blules (Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • Lester Young Quartet: Collates (1949-51, Essential Jazz Classics) [04-09] - jazz
  • Neil Young: Way Down in the Rust Bucket (1990, Reprise -2CD) [02-26] - rock [**]
  • Neil Young: Young Shakespeare (1971, Reprise) [03-26] - rock [**]
  • Frank Zappa: Zappa '88: The Last US Show (Zappa) [06-18] - rock
  • 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Island) [05-21] - pop [A-]
  • Alan Lomax's American Patchwork (1978-83, Mississippi) [04-12] - folk [***]
  • Chicago/The Blues/Today! (1966, Vanguard) [06-12] - blues
  • Allen Ginsberg's The Fall of America: A 50th Anniversary Musical Tribute (Ginsberg) [02-05] - spoken word [**]
  • Blue Muse (Music Maker Foundation -19) [2019-02-01] - blues [***]
  • Changui: The Sound of Guantanamo (Petaluma -3CD) - Cuban
  • Cold Wave #1 (2017-20, Soul Jazz) [06-04] - electronic [**]
  • Cold Wave #2 (2015-20, Soul Jazz) [06-25] - electronic [A-]
  • Cuba: Music and Revolution (Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1) (Soul Jazz -2CD) [01-22] - Cuban jazz
  • Dark Nights [Death Metal Soundtrack] () [06-18] - death metal
  • Directions in Music: 1969 to 1973: Miles Davis, His Musicians and the Birth of a New Age of Jazz (BGP) [03-26] - jazz [**]
  • Doomed & Stoned in Scotland (Doomed & Stoned) [03-23] - metal
  • Edo Funk Explosion Vol 1 (1980-85, Analog Africa) [03-03] - African [**]
  • Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World's Music (Dust to Digital -20) [2020-12-13] - world
  • Fire in Little Africa (Motown) [05-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • For the Good Times: The Songs of Kris Kristofferson (Ace -20) [2020-12-19]
  • He's Bad! 11 Bands Decimate the Beats of Bo Diddley (Slovenly) [03-29] - metal [B]
  • Impulse Records: Music, Message & the Moment (Impulse) - jazz
  • Indaba Is (Brownswood) [01-29] - African [*]
  • It's a Good, Good Feeling: The Latin Soul of Fania Records: The Singles (Craft -4CD) [10-08] - Latin
  • J Jazz Volume 3: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan (BBE) [02-26] - jazz
  • Journeys in Modern Jazz: Britain (1965-1972) (Decca -2CD) [07-16] - jazz
  • Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album ()
  • Kimbrough (Newvelle) [07-16] - jazz
  • La Ola Interior: Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990 (Bongo Joe) [03-05] - electronic [*]
  • Now That's What I Call Music: Outlaw Country (NOW) [01-29] - country [***]
  • Rare.wavs (Vol 1) (Foreign Family) [05-25] - electronic [**]
  • The Rough Guide to Avant-Garde Japan (World Music Network) [01-29] - jazz
  • The Rough Guide to the Roots of Jazz (1918-30, World Music Network) [04-30] - jazz [***]
  • Sacred Soul of North Carolina (Bible & Tire) [10-15] - gospel [A-]
  • Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap (Smithsonian -9CD) [08-20] - hip-hop
  • The Trojan Story (1961-71, Trojan, 3CD) [06-18] - reggae [**]
  • Wallahi Le Zein! (Mississippi) [06-18] - Mauritanian [***]
  • What Goes On: The Songs of Lou Reed (Ace) - rock [A-]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 1616
  • Priority 2: 160
  • Priority 3: 2
  • Priority 4: 647
  • Priority 5: 279

Total: 2704