Music Tracking 2014

Note: This file is discontinued as of October 25, 2014. It is being replaced with a new file, here. Sooner or later this file will go away, maybe to be replaced with a redirect.

These are releases that I've taken note of but haven't heard and rated -- those are in the usual year list. This is mostly intended to remind me of things to check out on Rhapsody.

New Releases

  • 50 Cent: Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win (G-Unit) [06-03] - east coast rap
  • 3108: 3108 (Trouble in Mind) [04-29] - indie pop
  • Mindi Abair: Wild Heart (Concord/Heads Up) [05-27] - contemporary jazz
  • The Acid: Liminal (Mute) [07-15] - indie electronic
  • Adult Jazz: Gist Is (Spare Thought) [08-05] - indie pop
  • Afghan Whigs: Do to the Beast (Sub Pop) [04-15] - indie rock
  • Afrojack: Forget the World (Def Jam/Island/Wall) [05-20] - EDM
  • Ages and Ages: Divisionary (Partisan) [03-25] - alt-country
  • Agalloch: The Serpent & the Sphere (Profound Lore) [05-13] - black metal
  • Air Dubai: Be Calm (Hopeless) [07-01] - alt rap
  • Fatima Al Qadiri: Asiatisch (Hyperdub) [05-06] - electronic
  • Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots (Parlophone) [04-29] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Alcest: Shelter (Prophecy) [01-21] - alt/indie rock
  • Ralph Alessi/Kris Davis/Ingrid Laubrock/Tom Rainey: Lark (Skirl) - jazz
  • Eric Alexander: Chicago Fire (High Note) [03-25] - post-bop
  • Alias: Pitch Black Prism (Anticon) [06-24] - left-field hip-hop
  • JD Allen: Bloom (Savant) [04-22] - jazz
  • Alvvays: Alvvays (Polyvinyl) [07-22] - indie pop
  • Oren Ambarchi/Richard Pinhas: Tikkun (Cuneiform) [05-27] - improvisation
  • Oren Ambarchi/Stephen O'Malley/Randall Dunn: Shade Themes From Kairos (Drag City) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Amen Dunes: Love (Sacred Bones) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines (Mercury Classics) [05-12] - singer-songwriter
  • Amps for Christ: Canyons Cars and Crows (Shrimper) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Anathema: Distant Satellites (Kscope) [06-10] - neo-prog
  • Anberlin: Lowborn (Tooth & Nail) [07-22] - pop/rock
  • The Antlers: Familiars (Anti-) [06-17] - dream pop
  • The Apache Relay: The Apache Relay (Nomadic) [04-22] - indie rock
  • Arc Iris: Arc Iris (Anti-Epitaph) [04-01] - singer-songwriter
  • Syd Arthur: Sound Mirror (Harvest/Virgin) [05-20] - neo-psychedelia
  • : In the Silence (One Little Indian) [02-04] - Icelandic folk
  • Ashanti: Braveheart (E1) [03-04] - contemporary r&b
  • The Bad Plus: The Rite of Spring (Masterworks) [03-25] - avant-garde
  • Bahamas: Bahamas Is Afie (Brushfire/Island/Republic) [08-19] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires: Dereconstructed (Sub Pop) [05-27] - American trad rock
  • Aram Bajakian: There Were Flowers Also in Hell (self-released)
  • Ginger Baker: Why? () [05-27] - continental jazz
  • Nat Baldwin: In the Hollows (Western Vinyl) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Ballister: Both Ends (Bocian) [03-00] - free jazz
  • The Bamboos: Fever in the Road (Nettwerk) [04-01] - retro soul
  • Lee Bannon: Alternate Endings (Ninja Tune) [01-13]
  • Bayside: Cult (Hopeless) [02-18] - punk-pop
  • Willis Earl Beal: Experiments in Time (CD Baby) [08-12] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Beck: Morning Phase (Capitol/Virgin) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Behemoth: The Satanist (Metal Blade) [02-04] - metal
  • The Belle Brigade: Just Because (ATO) [03-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Bellowhead: Revival (Island) [07-01] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Bibio: The Green (Warp, EP) [01-28] - electronica
  • Big Freedia: Just Be Free (Queen Diva) [06-17]
  • Andrew Bird: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of . . . (Wegawam) [06-10] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Amy Black: This Is Home (Reuben)
  • Black Bananas: Electric Brick Wall (Drag City) [06-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Black Prairie: Fortune (Sugar Hill) [04-22] - alt folk
  • Black Wine: Yell Boss (Don Giovanni) [08-12] - alt/indie rock
  • Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band: Landmarks (Blue Note) [04-29] - modern jazz
  • Blank Realm: Grassed Inn (Fire) [01-14] - lo-fi
  • Bleachers: Strange Desire (RCA) [07-15] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Blood Red Shoes: Blood Red Shoes (Jazz Life) [03-03] - alt/indie rock
  • The Body: I Shall Die Here (RVNG) [04-01] - sludge metal
  • Body Count: Manslaughter (Sumerian) [06-10] - heavy metal
  • Suzy Bogguss: Lucky (Loyal Dutchess)
  • Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow (Island) [02-04] - indie rock
  • Haley Bonar: Last War () [05-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Ray Bonneville: Easy Gone (Red House) [04-15] - singer/songwriter
  • Boozoo Bajou: 4 (Apollo) [04-01] - downbeat
  • Boris: Noise (Sargent House) [06-17] - post-rock
  • Bossacucanova: (Six Degrees) [02-18] - Brazilian pop
  • The Both: The Both (Superego) [04-15] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus (Nomadic Music) [04-22] - alt r&b
  • Archie Bronson Outfit: Wild Crush (Domino) [05-20] - indie rock
  • Broken Bells: After the Disco (Columbia) [02-04] - indie pop
  • Broken Twin: May (Anti) [04-29] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Marc Broussard: A Life Worth Living (Vanguard) [07-29] - contemporary singer/songwriter
  • Bruce Brubaker/Ursula Oppens: Meredith Monk: Piano Songs (ECM New Series) [07-01] - keyboard
  • Burnt Ones: Gift (Castle Face) [03-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein: Viper's Drag (Decca) [07-15] - jazz blues
  • Mariah Carey: Me, I Am Mariah . . . the Elusive Chanteuse (Def Jam) [05-27] - contemporary r&b
  • Castanets: Decimation Blues (Asthmatic Kitty) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Susan Cattaneo: Haunted Heart (self-released)
  • Chatham County Line: Tightrope (Yep Roc) [05-20] - bluegrass
  • Cheatahs: Cheatahs (Wichita) [02-11] - noise pop
  • Cherry Poppin' Daddies: White Teeth Black Thoughts (Universal) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Childhood: Lacuna (House Anxiety) [08-12] - pop/rock
  • Eric Church: The Outsiders (Captiol Nashville) [02-11] - country; JG near pick
  • Cibo Matto: Hotel Valentine (Chimera Music) [02-11] - indie rock
  • Circulatory System: Mosaics Within Mosaics (Cloud) [06-24] - neo-psychedelia
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Only Run (Xtra Mile) [06-03] - indie rock
  • Eric Clapton: The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale (ADA/EPC) [07-29] - album rock
  • Les Claypool's Duo De Twang: Four Foot Shack (ATO) [02-04] - bluegrass
  • Clipping: CLPPNG (Sub Pop) [06-10] - underground rap
  • Cloud Boat: Model of You (Apollo) [07-15] - pop/rock
  • Diane Cluck: Boneset (Important) [03-04] - indie folk
  • Greg Cohen: Golden State (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Haggai Cohen-Milo: Penguin (Tzadik) [05-00] - jazz
  • Coldplay: Ghost Stories (Atlantic/Parlophone) [05-20] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Comeback Kid: Die Knowing (Victory) [03-04] - pop/rock
  • Comet Control: Comet Control (Teepee) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Common: Nobody's Smiling (Def Jam) [07-22] - midwest rap
  • Container: Adhesive (Liberation Technologies) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Nicola Conte: Free Souls (Schema) [07-29] - Brazilian traditions
  • Kevin Connor: Swingtet () - trad jazz/cuban son
  • Sylvie Courvoisier: Double Windsor (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • Coves: Soft Friday (Nettwerk) [04-01] - alt/indie rock
  • Craft Spells: Nausea (Captured Tracks) [06-10] - indie pop
  • The Robert Cray Band: In My Soul (Provogue) [04-01] - blues
  • Dan Croll: Sweet Disarray (Capitol) [04-01] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Crowbar: Symmetry in Black (E1) [05-27] - heavy metal
  • Cypress Groove/Lydia Lunch: A Fistful of Desert Blues (Rustblade) [06-03] - punk blues
  • Dalhous: Will to Be Well (Blackest Ever Black) [07-22] - pop/rock
  • The Charlie Daniels Band: Off the Grid: Doin' It Dylan (Blue Hat) [04-01] - country-rock
  • Douglas Dare: Whelm (Erased Tapes) [05-12] - chamber pop
  • Bart Davenport: Physical World (Burger/Lovemonk) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Dead Rider: Chills on Glass (Drag City) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Death Vessel: Island Intervals (Sub Pop) [02-25] - indie folk
  • Deleted Scenes: Lithium Burn (Park the Van) [04-15] - indie rock
  • Morgan Delt: Morgan Delt (Trouble in Mind) [01-28] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Christopher Denny: If the Roses Don't Kill Us (Partisan) [08-05] - alt folk
  • Die Antwoord: Donker Mag (Zef Recordz) [06-03] - club/dance
  • Dilated Peoples: Directors of Photography (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [08-12] - alt rap
  • Mike Dillon: Band of Outsiders (Royal Potato Family) [04-01] - experimental rock
  • Diplo: Random White Dudes Be Everywhere (Mad Decent) [07-29] - club/dance
  • Dirty Loops: Loopified (Verve) [08-19] - clubjazz
  • Ramin Djawadi: Game of Thrones: Season 4 [Original TV Soundtrack] (Sony Classical) [07-01] - original score
  • Gordon Downie/The Sadies: Gord Downie, the Sadies, and the Conquering Sun (Arts & Crafts) [04-15] - alt country-rock
  • Kevin Drew: Darlings (Arts & Crafts) [03-18] - indie rock
  • Dub Club/The Lions: This Generation in Dub (Stones Throw) [06-10] - dub
  • Dum Dum Girls: Too True (Sub Pop) [01-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Thomas Dybdahl: What's Left Is Forever (Blue Note) [05-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Eat Lights Become Lights: Into Forever (Rocket Girl) [05-05] - krautrock
  • Echo & the Bunnymen: Meteorites (429) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • EDJ: EDJ (Easy Sound) [08-05] - indie pop
  • Ekoplekz: Unfidelity (Planet Mu) [03-11]
  • Elbow: The Take Off and Landing of Everything (Fiction) [03-10]
  • Tinsley Ellis: Midnight Blue (Heartfixer) [01-14] - blues
  • The Empty Hearts: The Empty Hearts (429) [08-05] - rock & roll
  • Brian Eno/Karl Hyde: High Life (Warp) [07-01] - synth pop
  • Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso (Partisan) [05-13] - art pop
  • Eternal Summers: The Drop Beneath (Kanine) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Every Time I Die: From Parts Unknown (Epitaph) [07-01] - alt metal
  • Ex-Cult: Midnight Passenger (Goner) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • The Faint: Doom Abuse (SQE) [04-08] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • Chet Faker: Built on Glass (Downtown) [04-15] - indietronica
  • Fatboy Slim: Bem Brasil (Astralwerks) [06-10] - big beat
  • Fhloston Paradigm: The Phoenix (Hyperdub) [07-07]
  • Steve Fidyk: Heads Up! (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Liam Finn: The Nihilist (Yep Roc) [05-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Fire! Orchestra: Second Exit (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • First Aid Kit: Stay Gold (Columbia) [06-10] - alt singer/songwriter
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol) - JG near pick
  • Floor: Oblation (Season of Mist) [04-29] - doom metal
  • Colt Ford: Thanks for Listening (Average Joe's) [07-01] - contemporary country
  • Ruthie Foster: Promise of a Brand New Day (Blue Corn Music) [08-19] - modern electric blues
  • Foster the People: Supermodel (Columbia) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Four Year Strong: Go Down in History (Pure Noise, EP) [07-22] - pop/rock
  • Kevin Fowler: How Country Are Ya? (Kevin Fowler/Thirty Tigers) [03-04] - country
  • Roddy Frame: Seven Dials (AED) [05-05] - alt/indie rock
  • : Piano Ombre (Domino) [03-17] - alt/indie rock
  • Freeman: Freeman (Partisan) [07-22] - alt/indie rock
  • The Fresh & Onlys: House of Spirits (Mexican Summer) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Steve Freund/Gloria Hardiman: Set Me Free (Delmark) - blues
  • Ben Frost: Aurora (Mute) [05-27] - experimental electronic
  • Fucked Up: Glass Boys (Matador) [06-03] - indie rock
  • John Fullbright: Songs (Blue Dirt) [05-27] - Americana
  • Future Islands: Singles (4AD) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Alex G: DSU (Orchid Tapes, EP) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed (Comedy Central) [04-29] - standup comedy
  • Bunji Garlin: Differentology (RCA/VP) [08-12] - soca
  • The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt (Universal) [08-12] - pop/rock
  • The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Midnight Sun (Chimera Music) [04-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • Brantley Gilbert: Just as I Am (Valory) [05-20] - contemporary country
  • Bebel Gilberto: Tudo (Masterworks/Portrait) [08-19] - Brazilian traditions
  • Doug Gillard: Parade On (Nine Mile Records) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Glass Animals: Zaba (Harvest) [06-09] - dubstep
  • The Go Find: Brand New Love (Morr Music) [02-11] - indie electronic
  • Jared Gold: JG3+3 (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Gold-Bears: Dalliance (Slumberland) [06-03] - alt/indie rock
  • Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs: All Her Fault (Transdreamer) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Got a Girl: I Love You but I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now (Bulk) [07-22] - indie pop
  • Green Day: Demolicious () [04-22] - alt pop/rock
  • Greys: If Anything (Carpark) [06-17] - noise rock
  • Grumbling Fur: Preternaturals (Quietus) [08-19] - pop/rock
  • Guided by Voices: Motivational Jumpsuit (Fire) [02-18] - indie rock
  • GusGus: Mexico (Kompakt) [06-24] - club/dance
  • The Haden Triplets: The Haden Triplets (Third Man) [02-04] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Hassan Hakmoun: Unity () [04-12] - Moroccan
  • Curtis Harding: Soul Power (Burger) [05-06] - soul
  • Hauschka: Abandoned City (Temporary Residence) [03-18] - experimental
  • Hunter Hayes: Storyline (Atlantic Nashville) [05-06] - country-pop
  • Imogen Heap: Sparks (RCA) [08-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • The Reverend Horton Heat: REV (Victory) [01-21] - rockabilly
  • Heathers: Kingdom (Big3) [04-08] - pop
  • The Levon Helm Band: The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol 3 (Vanguard) [07-01] - rock & roll
  • Arve Henriksen: Chron + Cosmic Creation (Rune Grammofon) - experimental electronic
  • Arve Henriksen: Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Joe Henry: Invisible Hour (Work Song) [06-03] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Katie Herzig: Walk Through Walls (Marion-Lorraine) [04-08] - singer-songwriter
  • John Hiatt: Terms of My Surrender (New West) [07-15] - roots rock
  • Hiss Tracts: Shortwave Nights (Constellation) [05-13]
  • Jolie Holland: Wine Dark Sea (Anti) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Holy Mountain: Ancient Astronauts (Chemikal Underground) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • The Horrors: Luminous (XL/XLP) [05-06] - indie rock
  • Horse Thief: Fear in Bliss (Bella Union) [04-15] - indie rock
  • The Hotelier: Home, Like No Place Is There (Tiny Engines) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • How to Dress Well: What Is This Heart? (06-24) [alternative r&b]
  • HTRK: Psychic 9-5 Club (Ghostly International) [04-01] - indie electronic
  • Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell (Owsla) [05-27] - indie pop
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes (ATO) [02-11] - alt singer-songwriter
  • ICP Orchestra: East of the Sun (ICP) [08-22] - jazz
  • Ikebe Shakedown: Stone by Stone (Ubiquity) [04-15] - deep funk revival
  • Imarhan Timbuktu: Akal Warled (Clermont Music) [03-18] - Saharan
  • Chuck Inglish: Convertibles (Federal Prism/Sounds Like Fun) [04-08] - alt-rap
  • Sarah Jaffe: Don't Disconnect (Kirtland) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Jamaica: Ventura (Relativity) [04-01] - alt/indie rock
  • : While You Were Sleeping (Blue Note) [06-10] - neo-soul
  • Japanther: Instant Money Magic (Seayou) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Shooter Jennings: Don't Wait Up (for George) (Black Country Rock) [08-05] - alt-country
  • The Jezabels: The Brink (PIAS) [02-18] - indie pop
  • Joakim: Tropics of Love (Because) [05-27] - house
  • Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home (Chess) [04-08]
  • Darius Jones/Matthew Shipp: Cosmic Lieder: The Darkseid Recital (AUM Fidelity) [08-12] - avant-garde jazz
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Revelation (A) [05-19] - psychedelic rock
  • JOY: Under the Spell of JOY (Teepee) [08-19] - hard rock
  • Joyce Manor: Never Hungover Again (Epitaph) [07-22] - punk revival
  • Jungle: Jungle (XL) [alt/indie rock]
  • Damian Jurado: Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian) [01-21] - indie rock
  • Keb' Mo': Blues America () [04-22] - modern acoustic blues
  • Toby Keith: Double Shot (Show Dog Universal) [02-04] - country
  • Wiz Khalifa: Blacc Hollywood (Atlantic) [08-19] - east coast rap
  • Kid Cudi: Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon (Republic) [02-25] - rap
  • : Eve (429) [01-28] - Afro-pop
  • David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights: End Times Undone (Merge) [08-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Kimbra: The Golden Echo (Warner Bros) [08-19] - pop
  • Kindred the Family Soul: A Couple Friends (Shanachie) [06-10] - adult contemporary r&b
  • King Creosote: From Scotland With Love (Domino) [07-21] - alt/indie rock
  • King of Prussia: Zonian Girls . . . and the Echoes That Surround Us All (Minty Fresh) [04-08] - indie rock
  • Kishi Bashi: Lighght () [05-13] - art pop
  • Krakatau: Water Near a Bridge (Trouble in Mind) [07-29] - indie rock
  • Krokofant: Krokofant (Rume Grammofon) - jazz
  • Kronos Quartet: Richard Reed Parry: Music for Heart and Breath (Deutsche Grammophon) [08-19] - classical crossover
  • Talib Kweli: Gravitas (Javotti Media) [02-18] - east coast rap
  • Kyla La Grange: Cut Your Teeth (Epic) [06-03] - alt singer/songwriter
  • La Santa Cecilia: Someday New (Universal) [03-04] - alt latin
  • Sid Laika: That's Harakiri (Tri Angle) [04-29] - experimental electronic
  • Ray LaMontagne: Supernova (RCA) [04-29] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Land Observations: The Grand Tour (Mute) [07-29] - experimental rock
  • Nikki Lane: All or Nothin' (New West) [05-06] - alt country-rock
  • Jim Lauderdale: I'm a Song (Sky Crunch) [07-01] - contemporary country
  • Lavender Country: Lavender Country (Paradise of Bachelors) [03-25] - progressive country
  • The Lawrence Arms: Metropole (Epitaph)
  • Lay Llamas: Ostro (Rocket) [05-26]
  • Lee: Shine (self-released) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Shawn Lee/Tim "Love" Lee: KPM: New York Trouble/Electric Progression (Tummy Touch) [04-08] - library music
  • Ute Lemper: Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda (Steinway & Sons) [08-19] - vocal music
  • Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca: La Rumba So Yo (Cumbancha) [06-24] - [PM]
  • Mica Levi: Under the Skin [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Milan) [04-01] - original score
  • Lewis: L'Amour (Light in the Attic) [08-13] - [PM]
  • Liars: Mess (Mute) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Literature: Chorus (Slumberland) [08-19] - alt/indie rock
  • Chery Lloyd: Sorry I'm Late (Epic) [05-27] - pop
  • Lo-Fang: Blue Film (4AD) [02-25] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Lone: Reality Testing (R&S) [06-17] - house
  • Lorelle Meets the Obsolete: Chambers (Sonic Cathedral/Captcha) [03-03] - shoegaze
  • Los Lobos & Friends: Si Se Puede! (Fantasy) [04-01] - latin rock
  • Lower: Seek Warmer Climes (Matador) [06-17] - post-punk
  • LP: Forever for Now (Warner Bros) [06-03] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Lucero: Live From Atlanta (Ingrooves) [08-12] - alt country-rock
  • Luluc: Passerby (Sub Pop) [07-15] - indie folk
  • Corb Lund: Counterfeit Blues (New West) [07-01] - country blues
  • Lushes: What Am I Doing (Felte) [03-04] - indie rock
  • Lust for Youth: International (Sacred Bones) [06-10] - indie electronic
  • Harold Mabern: Right on Time (Smoke Sessions) - jazz
  • Major Lazer: Apocalypse Soon (Mad Decent, EP) [03-04] - dancehall
  • Makthaverskan: II (Run for Cover) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Malachai: Beyond Ugly (Domino) [04-01] - neo-psychedelia
  • Manchester Orchestra: Cope (Republic) [04-01] - indie rock
  • Manic Street Preachers: Futurology (Columbia) [07-07] - [PM]
  • Karen Mantler: Business Is Bad (ECM/Xtra Watt) [07-29] - vocal jazz
  • Ziggy Marley: Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong) [04-15] - reggae
  • Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Edie Brickell: Live (Rounder) [03-11] - bluegrass
  • Harvey Mason Sr: Chameleon (Concord) [04-29] - crossover jazz
  • Mastodon: Once More 'Round the Sun (Reprise) [06-24] - hard rock
  • Jimbo Mathus: Dark Night of the Soul (Fat Possum) [02-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Matisyahu: Akeda (Elm City Music) [06-03] - contemporary reggae
  • Martina McBride: Everlasting (Sharon's Rose) [04-08] - neo-trad country
  • Leyla McCalla: Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (Fat Possum/Music Maker) [02-04] - regional blues
  • Taylor McFerrin: Early Riser (Brainfeeder) [06-03] - experimental electronic
  • Sarah McLachlan: Shine On (Decca/Verve) [05-06] - adult alt pop/rock
  • John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension: The Boston Record (Abstract Logix) [03-18] - jazz
  • James Vincent McMorrow: Post Tropical (Vagrant) [01-14] - alt singer-songwriter
  • The Men: Tomorrow's Hits (Sacred Bones) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Ingrid Michaelson: Lights Out (Mom + Pop Music) [04-15] - singer/songwriter
  • Lea Michele: Louder (Epic) [03-04] - pop-rock
  • The Ben Miller Band: Any Way, Shape or Form (New West) [08-05] - alt-country
  • Millie & Andrea: Drop the Vowels (Modern Love) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • The Ministry of Wolves: (Mute) [04-22] - goth rock
  • Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once (Parlophone/Warner Bros.) [03-18] - dance-pop
  • Milagres: Violent Light (Kill Rock Stars) [02-25] - indie rock
  • Roscoe Mitchell/Mike Reed: In Pursuit of Magic (482 Music) [01-28] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Conversations II (Wide Hive) [04-15] - jazz
  • : No Mythologies to Follow (RCA) [03-10] - electropop
  • Mo Kolours: Mo Kolours (One-Handed Music) [03-23]
  • Mobb Deep: The Infamous Mobb Deep (Infamous) [04-01] - pop rap
  • Moby: Almost Home: Live at the Fonda, LA (Mute) [03-04] - club/dance
  • Moe: Not Guts, No Glory (Sugar Hill) [05-27] - American trad rock
  • Mogwai: Rave Tapes (Sub Pop) [01-21] - experimental rock
  • : Shelter (Werkdiscs) [08-19] - house
  • Tony Molina: Dissed and Dismissed (Slumberland) [03-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Stanton Moore: Conversations (Royal Potato Family) [04-15] - New Orleans jazz
  • Morning Glory: War Psalms (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-04] - pop/rock
  • Morning Parade: Pure Adulterated Joy (Caroline/So) [05-06] - indie rock
  • Morrissey: World Peace Is None of Your Business (Harvest) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Mozart's Sister: Being (Asthmatic Kitty) [08-05] - indie electronic
  • Mr Little Jeans: Pocketknife (Sony/Harvest) [03-25] - electro-pop
  • Mr Scruff: Friendly Bacteria (Ninja Tune) [05-20] - funky beats
  • Jason Mraz: Yes! (Atlantic) [07-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Mssigno: Mssigno EP (Goon Club Allstars, EP) - JG near pick
  • The Muffs: Whoop Dee Doo (Burger) [07-29] - punk-pop
  • Music Go Music: Impressions (Secretly Canadian) [08-19] - indie pop
  • My Sad Captains: Best of Times (Bella Union) [03-17]
  • Marissa Nadler: July (Sacred Bones) [02-04] - alt singer-songwriter
  • David Nail: I'm a Fire (MCA Nashville) [03-04] - country
  • Naomi Punk: Television Man (Captured Tracks) [08-05] - indie rock
  • Napolian: Incursio (Software) [05-27] - left-field hip-hop
  • National Jazz Trio of Scotland: Standards Vol III (Karaoke Kalk) [07-22] - jazz
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Comet, Come to Me (Naive) [06-03] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Neon Trees: Pop Psychology (Mercury) [04-22] - alt/indie rock
  • Carrie Newcomer: A Permeable Life (Available Light) [04-01] - folk
  • Nickel Creek: A Dotted Line (Nonesuch) [04-01] - country
  • Bo Ningen: III (Stolen) [05-12]
  • Nothing: Guilty of Everything (Relapse) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • The Notwist: Close to the Glass (Sub Pop) [02-25] - indie rock
  • The Number Ones: The Number Ones (Static Shock) [08-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Paolo Nutini: Caustic Love (Atlantic) [04-14] - alt/indie rock
  • : I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (Nettwerk) [08-12] - pop/rock
  • Odonis Odonis: Hard Boiled Soft Boiled (Buzz) [04-15] - noise rock
  • Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: The Offense of the Drum () [05-06] - Afro-Cuban jazz
  • Old Crow Medicine Show: Remedy (ATO) [07-01] - contemporary country
  • Tara Jane O'Neil: Where Shine New Lights (Kranky) [01-28] - ex-Rodan bassist
  • OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Owl John: Owl John (Atlantic) [08-04] - pop/rock
  • Owls: Two (Polyvinyl) [03-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Doug Paisley: Strong Feelings (No Quarter) [01-21] - Americana
  • Pallbearer: Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore) [08-19] - doom metal
  • Owen Pallett: In Conflict (Domino) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Panopticon: Roads to the North (Bindrune) [08-05] - black metal
  • Anders Parker: There's a Blue Bird in My Heart (Recorded and Freed) [06-17] - [PM]
  • Pattern Is Movement: Pattern Is Movement (Hometapes) [04-01] - lo-fi
  • PAWS: Youth Culture Forever (FatCat) [05-06] - indie rock
  • Perc: The Power and the Glory (Perc Trax) [02-17] - techno
  • Perfect Pussy: Say Yes to Love (Captured Tracks) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • Linda Perhacs: The Soul of All Natural Things (Asthmatic Kitty) [03-04] - alt folk
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye (Reprise) [07-29] - contemporary pop/rock
  • Phantogram: Voices (Republic) [02-18] - alt/indie rock
  • The Phantom Band: Strange Friend (Chemikal Underground) [06-10] - indie rock
  • Phantom Orchard Ensemble: Through the Looking Glass (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • Phish: Fuego (Jemp) [06-24] - American trad rock
  • Picastro: You (Static Clang) [03-11]
  • Richard Pinhas/Tatsuya Yoshida: Welcome in the Void (Cuneiform) [05-27] - experimental electronic
  • The Pink Mountaintops: Get Back (Jagjaguwar) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Pixies: EP2 (Pixies, EP) [01-14] - alt/indie rock
  • Pixies: Indie Cindy (Pixies) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Plaid: Reachy Roots (Warp) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Plastikman: Ex: Performed Live at the Guggenheim NYC (Minus/Mute) [07-15] - acid techno
  • Polar Bear: In Each and Every One (The Leaf Label) [04-01] - modern jazz
  • Popcaan: Where We Come From (Mixpak) [06-10] - dancehall
  • Popstrangers: Fortuna (Carpark) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Jon Porras: Light Divide (Thrill Jockey) [03-25] - indie rock
  • Posse: Soft Opening (Beating a Dead Horse) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Prawn: Kingfisher (Topshelf) [08-12] - [PM]
  • Protomartyr: Under Color of Official Right (Hardly Art) [04-08] - noise-rock; Pitchfork overlooked
  • PS I Love You: For Those Who Stay (Paper Bag) [07-22] - noise pop
  • Pup: Pup (Side One Dummy) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Puss N Boots: No Fools, No Fun (Blue Note) [07-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Quilt: Held in Splendor (Mexican Summer) [01-28] - alt/indie rock
  • Rafter: It's Reggae (Asthmatic Kitty) [03-04] - dub
  • Chuck Ragan: Till Midnight (Side One Dummy) [03-25] - alt singer/songwriter
  • The Rails: Fair Warning (Universal) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Ramona Lisa: Arcadia (Terrible) [04-29] - pop/rock
  • Ratking: So It Goes (XL) [04-08] - hip-hop
  • The Raveonettes: Pe'ahi (The Orchard) [07-22] - noise pop
  • Eric Reed: The Adventurous Monk (Savant) [03-25] - post-bop
  • Donna Regina: Holding the Mirror for Sophia Loren (Karaoke Kalk) [05-27] - indie electronic
  • The Reigning Sound: Shattered (Merge) [07-15] - indie rock
  • Brian Reitzell: Auto Music (Smalltown Supersound) [06-03] - film score
  • Brian Reitzell: Watch Dogs [Original Game Soundtrack] (Invada) [08-05] - soundtracks
  • Remember Remember: Forgetting the Present (Rock Action) [06-30] - post-rock
  • Gruff Rhys: American Interior (Turnstile) [05-06] - pop/rock
  • Riff Raff: Neon Icon (300 Entertainment) [06-24] - alt rap
  • Ringworm: Hammer of the Witch (Relapse) [03-18] - hardcore metal
  • Bruce Robison/Kelly Willis: Our Year (Premium) [05-27] - Americana
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela: 9 Dead Alive (ATO) [04-29] - guitar virtuoso
  • Roberto Rodriguez: Aguares: The Book of Angels Volume 23 (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • Roll the Dice: Until Silence (The Leaf Label) [06-10] - alt/indie rock
  • Rosebuds: Sand + Silence (Western Vinyl) [08-05] - alt/indie rock
  • Rick Ross: Mastermind (Def Jam) [03-04] - gangsta rap
  • RX Bandits: Gemini, Her Majesty (Mashdown) [07-22] - ska-punk
  • The Sacred Shakers: Live (Signature Sounds)
  • Sage the Gemini: Remember Me (Republic) [03-25] - west coast rap
  • Samaris: Silkidrangar (One Little Indian) [05-05]
  • Paul Thomas Saunders: Beautiful Desolation (Atlantic) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Sean Nicholas Savage: Bermuda Waterfall (Arbutus) [05-12]
  • Savaging Spires: We Should Be Dead (Together) (Critical Heights) [08-19] - ambient pop
  • Say Anything: Hebrews (Equal Vision) [06-10] - pop-rock
  • School of Language: Old Fears (Memphis Industries) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • The Secret Sisters: Put Your Needle Down (Republic) [04-15] - americana
  • The Seldom Scene: Long Time . . . Seldom Scene (Smithsonian Folkways) [04-22] - bluegrass
  • Semi Precious Weapons: Aviation (Redzone) [04-22] - hard rock
  • Shamir: Northtown EP (God Mode, EP) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Billy Joe Shaver: Long in the Tooth (Lightning Rod) [08-05] - outlaw country
  • Dylan Shearer: Garagearray (Castle Face/Empty Cellar) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Ed Sheeran: X (Asylum/Atlantic) [06-24] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens: Cold World (Daptone) [07-29] - retro-soul
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Goin' Home (Concord) [05-20] - modern electric blues
  • Shonen Knife: Overdrive (Damnably) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Jarekus Singleton: Refuse to Lose (Alligator) [05-06] - contemporary blues
  • Wadada Leo Smith/George Lewis/John Zorn: Sonic Rivers (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • Smoke Fairies: Smoke Fairies (Full Time Hobby) [05-20] - alt/indie rock
  • Snowbird: Moon (Bella Union) [01-27] - dream pop
  • SOJA: Amid the Noise and Haste (ATO) [08-12] - contemporary reggae
  • Solids: Blame Confusion (Fat Possum) [02-18] - lo-fi
  • Somi: The Lagos Music Salon (Okeh) [08-05] - [PM]
  • Sonic Avenues: Mistakes (Dirtnap) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • J Spaceman and Kid Millions: Live at the Poisson Rouge (Northern Spy) - jazz
  • Dave Specter: Message in Blue (Delmark) - blues
  • Spider Bags: Frozen Letter (Merge) [08-05] - garage punk [PM]
  • Split Single: Fragmented World (Inside Outside) [04-01] - rock
  • Squarepusher: Music for Robots (Warp, EP) [04-08] - electronic
  • Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Omnivore) [06-03] - Americana
  • Stardeath and White Dwarfs: Wastold (Federal Prism) [07-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • Statik Selektah: What Goes Around (Duck Down Music) [08-19] - underground rap
  • The John Steel Singers: Everything's a Thread (Full Time Hobby) [07-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Step Brothers: Lord Steppington (Rhymesayers) [01-21] - hip-hop
  • Curtis Stigers: Hooray for Love (Concord) [04-29] - vocal jazz
  • Dave Stryker: Eight Track (Strikezone) [03-04] - guitar jazz
  • The Suite Unraveling: The Suite Unraveling (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • Sun Araw: Belomancie (Sun Ark/Drag City) [02-18] - psychedelic rock
  • A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Sea When Absent (Lefse) [06-24] - alt/indie rock
  • Avery Sunshine: The Sun Room (Shanachie) [05-27] - [PM]
  • Sunny Sweeney: Provoked (Aunt Daddy/Thirty Tigers) [08-05] - contemporary country
  • Sweet Apple: The Golden Age of Glitter (Teepee) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Tom Tallitsch: Ride (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Teen: The Way and Color (Carpark) [04-22] - indie pop
  • : L'Aventura (Universal) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Benmont Tench: You Should Be So Lucky (Blue Note) [02-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Tense Men: Where Dull Care Is Forgotten (Faux Discx) [03-10]
  • Thee Oh Sees: Drop (Castle Face) [04-15] - indie rock
  • Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything (Constellation) - alt/indie rock; Pitchfork overlooked
  • Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal (Omnivore) [08-12] - punk/new wave
  • Robin Thicke: Paula (Star Trak/Interscope) [07-01] - adult contemporary r&b
  • Prins Thomas: Prins Thomas Vol 3 (Full Pupp) [04-29] - neo-disco
  • Paul Thorn: Too Blessed to Be Stressed (Perpetual Obscurity) [08-19] - Americana [PM]
  • Thug Ehancer: Death After Life (Software) [02-17] - juke
  • Yann Tiersen: [Infinity] (Mute) [05-20] - film score
  • Ana Tijoux: Vengo (Nacional)
  • Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams (Arts & Crafts) [04-01] - indie folk
  • Tink: Winter's Diary 2: Forever Yours (self-released) [01-10] - hip-hop
  • Tiny Ruins: Brightly Painted One (Bella Union) [05-06] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Tombs: Savage Gold (Relapse) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Total Control: Typical System (Iron Lung) [06-24] - post-punk
  • Toy: Join the Dots (Heavenly) [01-07] - alt/indie rock
  • Randy Travis: Influence, Vol. 2: The Man I Am (Warner Bros) [08-19] - contemporary country
  • Trey Songz: Trigga (Atlantic) [07-01] - contemporary r&b
  • Triptykon: Melana Chasmata (Century Media) [04-15] - metal
  • Trust: Joyland (Arts & Crafts) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Twin Peaks: Wild Onion (Grand Jury) [08-05] - alt pop/rock
  • Tycho: Awake (Ghostly International) [03-17]
  • Ume: Monuments (Dangerbird) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • The Underachievers: Cellar Door: Terminus UI Exordium (RPM MSC) [08-12] - east coast rap
  • Untold: Black Light Special (Hemlock) [02-24]
  • Unwound: Rat Conspiracy (Numero Group) [03-18] - alt/indie rock
  • The Used: Imaginary Enemy (Hopeless) [04-01] - emo
  • Sharon Van Etten: Are We There (Jagjaguwar) [05-27] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Chad VanGaalen: Shrink Dust (Sub Pop) [04-29] - indie rock
  • Andreas Varady: Andreas Varady (Verve) [08-05] - guitar jazz
  • Verma: Sunrunner (Trouble in Mind) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Vertical Scratchers: Daughter of Everything (Merge) [02-25] - indie rock
  • The Voluntary Butler Scheme: A Million Ways to Make Gold (Split) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Leon Vynehall: Music for the Uninvited (3024) - Pitchfork overlooked
  • Ryley Walker: All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square) [04-15] - guitar virtuoso
  • Warpaint: Warpaint (Rough Trade) [01-21] - indie rock; MT:C
  • Nick Waterhouse: Holly (Innovative Leisure) [03-04] - retro-soul
  • Sean Watkins: All I Do Is Lie (Roaring Girl) [07-01] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Ben Watt: Hendra (Unmade Road) [04-15] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne: Get Rollin' (Stony Plain) [04-22] - blues
  • We Are Catchers: We Are Catchers (Domino) [03-25] - indie pop
  • We Are Scientists: (Dine Alone) [03-04] - indie rock
  • We Have Band: Movements (Naive) [04-29] - new wave/post-punk revival
  • We Need Secrets: Melancholy and the Archive (Saint Marie) [07-29]
  • Chuck E. Weiss: Red Beans and Weiss (Anti) [04-15] - roots rock
  • Paul Weller: More Modern Classics (Virgin EMI) [06-03] - British trad rock
  • White Hinterland: Baby (Dead Oceans) [04-01] - alt singer-songwriter
  • White Lung: Deep Fantasy (Domino) [06-17] - noise rock
  • The Who: Quadrophenia: Live in London (Universal) [06-10] - album rock
  • Wild Beasts: Present Tense (Domino) [02-25] - indie rock
  • Wildest Dreams: Wildest Dreams (Smalltown Supersound) [07-29] - neo-psychedelia
  • Devon Williams: Gilding the Lily (Slumberland) [06-03] - indie pop
  • Hank Williams III: Ramblin' Man (Curb) [04-01] - new traditional
  • Dan Wilson: Love Without Fear (Ballroom) [04-15] - singer/songwriter
  • The Woodentops: Granular Tales (Cherry Red) [03-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Woods: With Light and With Love (Woodsist) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Woods of Desolation: As the Stars (Northern Silence) [02-14] - black metal
  • Wovenhand: Refractory Obdurate (Deathwish) [04-29] - post-rock
  • Wrangler: LA Spark (Memetune) [05-27] - indie electronic
  • Jack Wright/Ben Wright: As If Anything Could Be the Same (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Wunder Wunder: Everything Infinite (Dovecote) [07-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Wye Oak: Shriek (Merge) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Weird Al Yankovic: Mandatory Fun (RCA) [07-15] - comedy rock
  • Yellow Ostrich: Cosmos (Barsuk) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • James Yorkston: Cellardyke Recording and Wassalling Society (Domino) [08-19] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Young & Sick: Young & Sick (Harvest) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Young Boy: Other Summers (Saint Marie) [04-08] - shoegaze
  • Young Widows: Easy Pain (temporary Residence) [05-12] - noise rock
  • Zebrina: Hamidbar Medaber (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz/Jewish
  • Hans Zimmer & the Magnificent Six: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Columbia) [04-22] - film score
  • John Zorn: In the Hall of Mirrors (Tzadik) [05-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Myth and Mythopoesis (Tzadik) [06-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: On Leaves of Grass (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: The Testament of Solomon (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • John Zorn: Valentine's Day (Tzadik) [07-00] - jazz
  • All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman (Rounder) [05-06] - album rock
  • Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (Masterworks) [08-19] - Americana

Reissues, Etc.

  • Keith Allison: In Action: The Complete Columbia Sides Plus! (Real Gone) [04-01] - rock & roll
  • The Allman Brothers Band: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (Mercury) [07-29] - album rock
  • The Allman Brothers Band: Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theater 1992 (Epic/Legacy) [02-18] - rock
  • The Beatles: The US Albums (Capitol, 13CD) [01-21] - British invasion
  • The Bevis Frond: High in a Flat: Highlights 1987-1990 (Cherry Red) [04-29] - alt pop/rock
  • Bikini Kill: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Bikini Kill) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Bis: Data Panik Etcetera (Do Yourself In) [05-06] - alt/indie rock
  • Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands (Columbia/Legacy) [02-04] - Chicago blues
  • Clifford Brown: Brownie Speaks: The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Blue Note) [06-10] - bop
  • James Brown: Get On Up: The James Brown Story (Polydor) [07-29] - funk
  • Michael Chapman: Playing Guitar the Easy Way (1976, Light in the Attic) [04-22] - British folk
  • Bobby Charles: Bobby Charles (1972, Light in the Attic) - swamp rock
  • Gal Costa: Gal Costa (Real Gone) [07-01] - bossa nova
  • Patrick Cowley: School Daze (1973-81, Dark Entries) [01-21] - experimental electronic
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Greatest Hits (Fantasy) [04-29] - rock & roll
  • D'Angelo: Live at the Jazz Cafe, London (Virgin) [03-25] - neo-soul
  • Miles Davis: Take Off: The Complete Blue Note Albums (Blue Note) [05-20] - cool jazz
  • Doris Day: The Essential Doris Day (Columbia/Legacy) [03-25]
  • The Dictators: Faster . . . Louder: The Dictators' Best 1975-2001 (Raven) [04-15] - hard rock
  • John Doe: The Best of John Doe: This Far (Yep Roc) [05-20] - roots rock
  • The Dream Academy: The Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - alt pop/rock
  • Bob Dylan, et al.: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition] (Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [03-03]
  • Earth Wind & Fire: The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire (Columbia/Legacy) [03-25]
  • The Family Dogg: A Way of Life: Anthology 1967-1976 (RPM) [04-29] - pop/rock
  • The Fauns: The Fauns (2009, Invada) [07-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Bob Frank: Bob Frank (1972, Light in the Attic) [02-25] - singer-songwriter
  • Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (Rhino, 4CD) - soul
  • Jerry Garcia Band: Garcialive, Vol 4: March 22, 1978 Veteran's Hall (ATO) [07-15] - country-rock
  • Howe Gelb: Little Sand Box (Fire, 8CD) [01-14] - 6 solo albums + stuff
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Volume 9 (1974, Grateful Dead/Rhino)
  • The Groovie Ghoulies: Flying Saucer Rock-N-Roll!: The First Three 7"s! (Green Door Recording) [04-08] - alt/indie rock
  • Gurrumul: Gurrumul (2008, Skinnyfish Music) [07-22] - [PM]
  • Rowland S Howard/Nikki Sudden: Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc (08-05) [Numero Group]
  • Inspiral Carpets: Dung 4 [Expanded Edition] (Cherry Red) [05-06] - Madchester
  • The Jasmine Weeks: Cut Me Deep: The Anthology 1984-2014 (Cherry Red) [02-25] - alt/indie rock
  • Kiss 40 Years: Decades of Decibels: Mercury (05-27) [arena rock]
  • Fela Kuti: Finding Fela! [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Knitting Factory) [07-29] - African traditions
  • Cyndi Lauper: She's So Unusual: A 30th Anniversary Celebration (Legacy) [04-01]
  • Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin 1 [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic/Rhino) [06-03] - album rock
  • Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin 2 [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic) [06-03] - album rock
  • Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin 3 [Deluxe Edition] (Atlantic) [06-03] - album rock
  • Little Feat: Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Yeras 1971-1990 (Rhino) [02-25] - album rock
  • Nils Lofgren: Face the Music (Fantasy, 9CD) [08-05] - heartland rock
  • Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983 (Omnivore) [01-14] - country-rock
  • Donna Loren: These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (Now Sounds) [04-22] - girl groups
  • Kirsty MacColl: All I Ever Wanted: The Anthology (Salvo) [05-06] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Linda Martell: Color Me Country (Real Gone) [06-03] - country-pop
  • The Mighty Lemon Drops: Uptight: The Early Recordings 1985-1986 (Cherry Red) [04-08] - alt pop/rock
  • Morrissey: Vauxhall & I [20th Anniversary Definitive Remaster] (Atlantic/Rhino) [06-03] - alt pop/rock
  • Bob Mould: Workbook 25 [Deluxe Edition] (Virgin) [02-25] - reissue + b-sides and live
  • My Chemical Romance: May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001-2013 (Reprise) [03-25] - punk-pop
  • Nas: Illmatic XX (Columbia/Legacy) [04-15] - rap
  • Oasis: Definitely Maybe [Deluxe Edition] (Big Brother) [05-20] - alt pop/rock
  • Ohio Express: Beg, Borrow & Steal: The Complete Cameo Recordings (Real Gone) [04-29] - AM pop
  • Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl [Deluxe Edition] (1987, Sony/Legacy) [05-19] - [PM]
  • Pantera: Far Beyond Driven [20th Anniversary Edition] (1994, Rhino) - metal
  • Jaco Pastorius: Modern American Music . . . Period! The Criteria Sessions (Omnivore) [04-15] - fusion
  • Plasticland: Plasticland (Cherry Red) [04-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Elvis Presley: Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis [Legacy Edition] (RCA/Legacy, 2CD) [03-18]
  • Professor Longhair: The Last Mardi Gras (1978, Real Gone)
  • Public Enemy: Icon (Def Jam, 2CD) [02-25] - rap
  • Gene Rains: Far Away Lands: The Exotic Music of Gene Rains (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - lounge
  • Otis Redding: The King of Soul (Atlantic, 4CD) [02-04] - deep soul
  • REM: Complete Rarities IRS 1982-1987 (Capitol Catalog) [05-20] - alt pop/rock
  • REM: Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions (Warner Bros) [05-20] - adult alt pop/rock
  • David Ruffin: David Ruffin/Me 'n Rock 'n Roll Are Here to Stay (1973-74, Real Gone) [03-04] - soul
  • David Ruffin: My Whole World Ended/Feelin' Good (Real Gone) [03-04] - soul
  • The Shirelles: Happy and in Love/Shirelles (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - soul
  • Slint: Spiderland (Touch & Go) [04-15] - alt/indie rock
  • Small Faces: Here Come the Nice (Snapper)
  • Soundgarden: Superunknown [Deluxe] (A&M) [06-03] - alt metal
  • Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Numero Group) [08-05] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Superchunk: Indoor Living (1997, Merge)
  • Bettye Swann: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (Real Gone) [01-07] - pop-soul
  • Roosevelt Sykes: Music Is My Business (1975, Fat Possum) [01-07] - acoustic blues
  • They Might Be Giants: Idlewild: A Compilation (Idlewild) [05-27] - alt/indie rock
  • Irma Thomas: Full-Time Woman: The Lost Cotillion Album (Real Gone) [03-04] - New Orleans r&b
  • The Traps: Boom Pow Awesome Wow (Castle Face) [02-04] - alt/indie rock
  • Uncle Tupelo: No Depression (Legacy) [01-28]
  • Vex: Sanctuary: The Complete Discography (Sacred Bones) [01-21] - post-punk
  • Rufus Wainwright: Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright (Geffen) [03-04] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Dee Dee Warwick: The Complete Atco Recordings (Real Gone Music) [07-29] - soul
  • Lucinda Williams: Lucinda Williams [Deluxe Edition] (1988-89, Thirty Tigers, 2CD) [01-14] - alt country-rock
  • Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Riding Your Way: The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music 1946-1947 (Real Gone) [04-29] - [PM]
  • Johnny Winter: True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Columbia/Legacy) [02-25] - blues-rock
  • Wreckless Eric: Le Beat Group Electrique (1989, Fire) [07-29] - alt/indie rock
  • Steve Wynn: Sketches in Spain (Omnivore) [07-01] - indie rock
  • Beyond Inversion (Accidental Guest)
  • Creative Music Studio Archive Selections: Volume 1 (1977-81, Innova, 3CD) - jazz
  • The Sound of Siam, Vol. 2: Molam & Luk Thung 1970-1982 (Soundway) [05-27] - Thai pop