2008 Year End List Mentions

These are records that show up in various year-end lists. Anthologies and reissues have been (mostly) weeded out, moved here. Those in blue are ones I have in more/less final form. Those in green I have as stripped down promos or don't have but have managed to hear somehow. The numbers in {} are the number of mentions. Once I've gotten far enough I'll start sorting by mentions. Finally I have some notes. Not every mention is noted, but some of the more significant ones are. To decode them, see the legend at the bottom.

Prime Candidates

Minimum 10 mentions.

  1. TV on the Radio: Dear Science [Interscope] {41}: AM, AV:1, AZ, BL:3, DA:3, DS, FL:4, MC:4, MJ, NM:2, NR;5, P, PF:6, PM:3, Q:7, RS:1, SG:2, SL:4, SP:1, TM:3, U:3, CM:1, RC:A(4)
  2. Portishead: Third [Mercury/Island] {37}: AM, AV:10, AZ, DA:2, DS:6, F:4, MC, MJ, NM, PF:2, NR:2, PM:1, Q, RA:8, RS, SL:1, SP:3, SG:7, TM:2, U:1, UR:4, W, MM:6, TH:B-
  3. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend [XL] {37}: AM, AV:7, AZ, BL:9, DA:8, DS, F, NM:4, NR:9, P:3, PF:7, PM, Q:4, RS:10, SG:4, SP, U:5, UR:2, W, CM; BE:11, RC:A-, MM:44, TH:***
  4. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes [Sub Pop] {35}: AM, AV, AZ:3, BL, DA:1, DS, FL:2, MC:8, MJ:1, NM, NR:1, P:6, PF:1, PM:2, Q:2, RS, SG:1, SP:5, TM:4, U:2, UR:1, TH:B-
  5. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago [Jagjaguwar] {34}: AM, AV:5, AZ, BL, DS:10, FL:6, MC:7, MJ:4, NM, NR:3, P:4, PM, Q, RS, SG:3, SP, U:4
  6. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III [Cash Money/Universal] {34}: AM, AV:11, AZ, BL:1, DA:6, NR, P, PF, PM:8, Q, RS:3, SG, SL:5, SP:2, CM, RC:A-(2), MM:7, TH:***
  7. Santogold: Santogold [Downtown] {31}: AM, AZ:2, BL, DS, NM:7, P, PF, PM, Q, RS:6, SG, SL:9, SP:6, CM, RC:A-, TH:***
  8. MGMT: Oracular Spectacular [Red Ink/Columbia] {25}: AM, AZ:10, DS, F:7, FL:1, MJ, NM:1, NR, P, PM, Q, RS, SP:10, U
  9. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals [Illegal Art] {24}: AM, AV, BL:2, NR, P:7, PF, PM, RS, SG:9, CM:7, MM:24, RC:A(12) [na]
  10. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive [Vagrant] {24}: AV:6, BL, DA:5, MC, MJ:6, NR:8, P, PF, PM, Q, RS, SG:8, U, CM, RC:B+, MM:20, TH:A-
  11. No Age: Nouns [Sub Pop] {24}: AM, BL, DA:4, DS, F:2, NR, P, PF:3, PM, RS, SG, SP, TM, RC:A-, TH:A-
  12. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War [Universal Motown] {22}: AM, AV:8, AZ:7, MJ, PF, PM:4, RS, SL:8, SP:12, MM:3, TH:***
  13. Nick Cave: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! [Anti-] {22}: AZ, BL, DS:4, MC:9, MJ:5, NM, NR, P, PF, PM, Q:10, RS, SP, TM, U:8, W
  14. Beck: Modern Guilt [Interscope] {21}: AM, AZ:24, BL, MJ, NM, PM, RS:8, Q, SG, SP, U, TH:**
  15. Coldplay: Viva La Vida [Capitol] {21}: AM, AZ:30, BL:22, NM:31, PM, Q:3, RS:7, SG, SP:9, TH:***
  16. Hercules and Love Affair: Hercules and Love Affair [Mute] {20}: AM, AV, BL, F, MC, NM, NR, PF:9, PM, Q, RA:4, SG, SL:3, SP, W, MM:5
  17. Randy Newman: Harps and Angels [Nonesuch] {20}: AM, AZ, BL:8, MC, MJ, NR, Q, RS, U, CM:2, RC:A(6), TH:**
  18. : [XL] {19}: AM, AV, AZ, DS, MJ, NR, P:2, PM, Q, RS, SG, U
  19. Deerhunter: Microcastle [Kranky] {17}: AM, BL, DA:7, DS:5, F:9, NM, NR:6, P:10, PF:5, PM:7, SG:5, SP:8, TM:1
  20. M83: Saturdays=Youth [Mute] {17}: AM, AZ, DS:1, F, FL:8, MJ, NR:4, P, PF:8, PM, SG, SL, UR:7
  21. The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely [Warner Bros.] {17}: AM, AZ, BL, PM, Q:9, RS, SG, SP, U, TH:B
  22. REM: Accelerate [Warner Bros] {17}: AM, AZ, P, PM, Q, RS, SP, U, TH:***
  23. The Roots: Rising Down [Def Jam] {17}: AM, BL, PM, RS, SP, CM:6, RC:A(9), TH:A
  24. Al Green: Lay It Down [Blue Note] {17}: AM, AZ:4, BL, PM, RS, SP, RC:A-, TH:***
  25. Hot Chip: Made in the Dark [Astralwerks] {17}: AM, AZ, BL:5:****, NM:30, P, PF, Q, RS, SG, SP:8, U, JG:3, TH:***
  26. Los Campesinos!: Hold on Now, Youngster . . . [Arts & Crafts] {16}: AM, AV:4, BL, DS, MC, PF, PM:10, SG, SP, CM, JG:7, RC:A(14), TH:***
  27. Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours [Modular] {15}: AM, DS:3, FL:9, PF:4, PM:6, NR, SG, SP, TM:7
  28. Frightened Rabbit: The Midnight Organ Flight [Fat Cat] {15}: AV, AZ, DS:2, NM, PF, PM, SG, SP
  29. My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges [ATO] {15}: AM, AZ, BL, P, PM, Q, RS:4, SG, SP, U, TH:*
  30. Black Keys: Attack and Release [Nonesuch] {14}: AM, AZ, BL, MJ, NM, RS, SG, SP, TH:B-
  31. Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation's Dark [New West] {14}: AM, AV, MC, MJ, PM, RS, U, CM, RC:A(3), MM:26, TH:A-
  32. Duffy: Rockferry [Island/Mercury] {14}: AM, AZ, MJ, Q:6, RS, SP, TH:***
  33. Fucked Up: The Chemistry of Common Life [Matador] {14}: AV:2, BL, DS, MC, MJ, NM, NR, PF, PM, SP:4, CM, MM:9
  34. Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple [Atlantic] {14}: AZ, BL, PM, RS, SG, SP, U, TH:**
  35. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Real Emotional Trash [Matador] {14}: AM, BL, DA:10, PM, RS, U, RC:***, TH:***
  36. Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It [Columbia] {14}: AM, BL, RS, CM:8, RC:A(13), MM:4, TH:A-
  37. The Bug: London Zoo [Ninja Tune] {13}: AM, AZ, F, MC:2, MJ:9, NR, PF, PM:5, W:1, MM:40, TH:*
  38. Hayes Carll: Trouble in Mind [Lost Highway] {13}: AM, AZ:9, BL, CM, RC:A-(8), TH:A-
  39. Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs [Atlantic/WEA] {13}: AM, AV:9, AZ:6, BL, P, RS, SG, SP, TH:*
  40. Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid [Geffen] {13}: AZ, DS, MJ, NM, NR, PM:9, Q:8, SP, U, UR:8
  41. Flying Lotus: Los Angeles [Warp] {13}: AM, AV, AZ, F:10, MJ, PF, PM, RA:3, SP, MM:8
  42. Jamey Johnson: That Lonesome Song [Mercury Nashville] {13}: AZ, RS
  43. Kings of Leon: Only by the Night [RCA] {13}: AM, AZ:1, BL, NM:9, Q:1, RS, SG, SP, U:9
  44. Lykke Li: Youth Novels [Atlantic] {13}: AZ, BL, DS, NM, P, PF,PM, Q, RS, SG, SP, TH:B
  45. Metallica: Death Magnetic [Warner Bros] {13}: AM, AZ, BL:4, MJ, Q, RS:9, SP, U
  46. Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst [Merge] {13}: BL, Q, RS, SG, CM:11, RC:A(5), TH:A-
  47. Beach House: Devotion [Carpark] {12}: AM, AV, NR, PF, RS, SG, SP, TM:6
  48. Blitzen Trapper: Furr [Sub Pop] {12}: AM, BL, PM, RS, SG, CM, MM:21
  49. Okkervil River: The Stand Ins [Jagjaguwar] {12}: BL, DA:9, DS, P:5, NR, PM, SG, SP:19, TH:*
  50. She & Him: Volume One [Merge] {12}: AM, AZ, FL:7, P:1, RS, SG, SP, UR:6
  51. Shearwater: Rook [Matador] {12}: AM, AZ, BL, DS, MC, NR:7, PF, PM, SP, U
  52. The Walkmen: You & Me [Gigantic] {12}: AM, AV:3, AZ, P, PF, PM, SG, TM
  53. David Byrne/Brian Eno: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today [Todo Mundo] {11}: AM, AZ, BL, NR, PF, RS, U
  54. Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue [Warner Bros] {11}: AM, AZ, BL, Q, SG, U, TH:A-
  55. Magnetic Fields: Distortion [Nonesuch] {11}: AZ, NR, RS, TM, CM, RC:A(10), TH:**
  56. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With the Blues [Blue Note] {11}: AM, AZ, BL, PM, MM:38, TH:***
  57. Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping [Polyvinyl] {11}: BL:7, DS, NR, P, RS, SG:6, MM:46
  58. Ashton Shepherd: Sounds So Good [MCA Nashville] {11}: AM, AZ:27, BL:****, TH:C+
  59. Sugarland: Love on the Inside [Mercury Nashville] {11}: AM, AZ, BL, TH:B
  60. Lucinda Williams: Little Honey [Lost Highway] {11}: AZ, BL, P:9, PM, RS, SP, U, CM
  61. Lee Ann Womack: Call Me Crazy [MCA Nashville] {11}: AM, AZ, P, PM
  62. Black Kids: Partie Traumatic [Almost Gold/Columbia] {10}: AM, BL, NM, Q, RS, SP:, RC:A-, TH:***
  63. Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles [Last Gang] {10}: AM, AZ, DS, NM, PF, PM, SG, SP
  64. : [Nonesuch] {10}: U, W; BE:5, TH:**
  65. Kathleen Edwards: Asking for Flowers [] {10}: AM, AZ, P, PM, RS, TH:*
  66. Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal [Back Porch/Manhattan] {10}: AM, MC, PM, RS, SP, TH:***
  67. Jamie Lidell: Jim [Warp] {10}: AZ, NR, P, PM, SP, TH:**
  68. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Kinsmen [Pi] {10}: AM, PM, TH:A-
  69. Mountain Goats: Heretic Pride [4AD] {10}: SP, PM, RC:B+, JG:5, TH:A-
  70. Nas: Untitled [Def Jam] {10}: AM, PM, RS, CM, RC:A-
  71. Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman [Def Jam] {10}: AM, AZ, RS, MM:1
  72. Nine Inch Nails: The Slip [Nin.com] {10}: AM, AZ, BL, DS, RS, SP
  73. Ponytail: Ice Cream Spiritual! [We Are Free] {10}: AM, BL, F, PF, SP, TM, RC:A-, TH:B
  74. Q-Tip: The Renaissance [Universal Motown] {10}: AM, MC, PM, CM
  75. Robyn: Robyn [Konichiwa/Cherry Tree/Interscope] {10}: AM, BL:6, MC:10, RS, SL:2, SP, TH:B
  76. Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift [Big Machine] {10}: AM, AZ, BL, RS, CM:4

The Rest of the List

  1. Damon Aaron: Highlands [Ubiquity] {2}: AM
  2. Rabih Abou-Khalil: Em Portugues [Enja] {2}: PM, TH:**
  3. Absentee: Victory Shorts
  4. The Academy Is . . .: Fast Times at Barrington High {2}: RS:46
  5. AC/DC: Black Ice {5}: MJ, Q, RS
  6. The Acorn: Glory Hope Mountain [Paper Bag]
  7. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: Cardinology [Lost Highway] {5}: AM, RS, SG
  8. Trace Adkins: X [Capitol Nashville] {4}: AM
  9. Absentee: Victory Shorts [Memphis Industries] {2}: AM, JG:10
  10. Justin Adams: Soul Science [World Village] {6}: PM; BE:8, RC:***, TH:**
  11. Barry Adamson: Back to the Cat [Central Control]: AM
  12. Adele: 19 [Sony] {7}: AZ:5, Q
  13. The Advisory Circle: Other Channels [Ghost Box] {2}: PM, W:6
  14. AGF: Words Are Missing
  15. Priscilla Ahn: A Good Day: AM
  16. Clay Aiken: On My Way Home [RCA]: AZ
  17. Air France: No Way Down [Something in Construction]: PF
  18. Dave Aju: Open Wide [Circus Company] {2}: AJ, MM:22
  19. Akrobatik: Absolute Value [Fat Beats] {2}: AM, TH:*
  20. Akwid: La Novela [Headliners/Univision]
  21. Alex*Cuba: Agua del Pozo [Caracol/EMI]
  22. Alias: Resurgam [Anticon]: AM
  23. Sian Alice Group: 59.59: SP
  24. Alkaline Trio: Agony & Irony [V2] {2}: RS
  25. All Girl Summer Fun Band: Looking into It [Agsfb] {2}: AM
  26. Ellen Allien: Sool: SP
  27. Ellen Allien: Boogybytes Vol. 04 [Bpitch Control]: MM:36
  28. Ben Allison: Little Things Run the World [Palmetto] {4}: CM, TH:A-
  29. Karrin Allyson: Imagina: Songs of Brasil [Concord]: TH:B-
  30. Alphabeat: This Is Alphabeat [Copenhagen] {2}: AM
  31. Maryanne Amacher: Sound Characters 2: W
  32. Amadou & Mariam: Welcome to Mali [Because Music] {3}: MC:1, MJ
  33. Amandititita: Amandititita [Sony BMG]
  34. American Music Club: The Golden Age [Merge] {3}: AM, AV:17, SP
  35. AMM/John Butcher: Trinity [Matchless]
  36. Amplive: Rainydayz
  37. Arild Andersen: Live at Belleville [ECM]: TH:U
  38. Keith Anderson: C'Mon! [Columbia Nashville] {2}
  39. Mayra Andrade: Navega [Nacional]
  40. Angles: Every Woman Is a Tree [Clean Feed]: TH:U
  41. Animal Collective: Water Curses: SP
  42. Lotte Anker/Sylvie Courvoisier/Ikue Mori: Alien Huddle [Intakt]
  43. Lotte Anker/Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver: Live At The Loft [Ilk]
  44. Antietam: Opus Mixtum: SP
  45. The Apple Juice Kid: Miles Remixed [Okayplayer.com/Illroots.com]
  46. Apples in Stereo: Electronic Projects for Musicians: SP
  47. Architects: Vice: SP
  48. Ricardo Arjona: 5to Piso [Warner Music Latina]
  49. Arkells: Jackson Square
  50. Ascend: Ample Fire Within: AM
  51. Robert Ashley: Concrete: W
  52. Kissey Asplund: Plethora: AM
  53. Roy Assaf & Eddy Khaimovich Quartet: Andarta [Origin]: TH:*
  54. Aterciopelados: Rio [Nacional] {4}: AM, AZ
  55. Atlas Sound: Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel [Kranky] {8}: DS, NR, PF, SP, TM
  56. Atmosphere: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold [Rhymesayers] {5}: AM, AZ, PM, RC:B+, TH:***
  57. Atomic: Retrograde [Jazzland] {3}: CM
  58. Atomic/School Days: Distil [Okka, 2CD] {2}
  59. Au: Verbs
  60. Augustana: Can't Love, Can't Hurt [Epic] {3}: AZ:100
  61. Austrian Death Machine: Total Brutal: AM
  62. Autechre: Quaristice [Warp] {4}: AM, NR, W
  63. Autistic Daughters: Uneasy Flowers [Kranky]: AM
  64. Eric Avery: Help Wanted
  65. The Avett Brothers: The Gleam II [Ramseur]
  66. Awesome Color: Electric Aborigines [Ecstatic Peace]: AM
  67. Kevin Ayers: The Unfairground [Gigantic -07]: SP, TH:*
  68. Azymuth: Butterfly: AM
  69. Bun B: II Trill
  70. : Mucho: AM
  71. Baby Dee: Safe Inside the Day [Drag City]: AM
  72. Babylon Circus: Dances of Resistance [Mr Bongo]
  73. Joan Baez: Day After Tomorrow [Razor & Tie] {3}: AM, AZ, PM
  74. Bajofondo Tango Club: Mar Dulce [Decca] {2}: AZ
  75. Baker-Hunt-Sandstrom-Williams: Extraordinary Popular Delusions [Okka Disk]
  76. Abby Baker: Fix Voices [Second Nature]
  77. Aidan Baker/Tim Hecker: Fantasma Parastasie [Alien 8]
  78. Nat Baldwin: Most Valuable Player
  79. Jon Balke: Book of Velocities [ECM]: TH:B
  80. Ballboy: I Worked on the Ships [Pony Proof]: PM
  81. Balmorhea: Rivers Arms [Western Vinyl]: AZ
  82. Cyro Baptista: Banquet of the Spirits [Tzadik]: AM, TH:B-
  83. Bar Kokhba: Lucifer [Tzadik]
  84. Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix [Blue Note] {4}: AZ:90, TH:A-
  85. Barenaked Ladies: Snack Time [Desperation]: AZ
  86. Natahs Barrett: Trade Winds [Aurora]
  87. : Holon [ECM] {2}: TH:A-
  88. The Baseball Project: Volume One: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails [Yep Roc] {4}: AM, BL, TH:***
  89. The Baskervilles: Twilight [Secret Crush]
  90. Jeff Bates: Jeff Bates
  91. Michael Bates: Clockwise [Greenleaf] {2}: TH:***
  92. Bauer 4: Family Affairs [Jazzwerkstatt]
  93. Conny Bauer/Gianluigi Trovesi/Dietrich Diesner/Tony Oxley: Live at Jazzwerkstatt Pirtz [Jazzwerkstatt]
  94. Bauhaus: Go Away White: SP
  95. Jamie Baum Septet: Solace [Sunnyside] {3}: TH:*
  96. Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward {5}: BL, RS, TH:B
  97. Beans: Thorns [Adored and Exploited]: SP
  98. Beaujolais: Love at Thirty [Parasol]: PM
  99. Jeff Beck: Performing This Week . . . Live at Ronnie Scott's [Eagle Rock Entertainment]
  100. Walter Becker: Circus Money [5 Over 12] {2}: AM
  101. Natasha Bedingfield: Pocketful of Sunshine [Epic]: AZ
  102. Bob Belden: Miles From India [Times Square/4Q] {3}: AZ, TH:**
  103. Bell X1: Flock [Yep Roc] {2}: SP
  104. Eric Benet: Love & Life [Friday/Reprise/Warner Bros]
  105. Marco Benevento: Invisible Baby [Hyena]: AM, TH:B
  106. Benga: Diary of an Afro Warrior [Tempa] {5}: AM, MM:19
  107. Bryan Beninghove: Organ Trio [CDBaby] {2}: TH:***
  108. David Berger Octet: I Had the Craziest Dream [Such Sweet Thunder] {2}: TH:**
  109. Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Suite [Tzadik] {5}: AM, PM, TH:A-
  110. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: We Are MTO [Mowo] {2}: TH:A
  111. Gene Bertoncini: Concerti [Ambient]: TH:C+
  112. Faruq Z Bey & Northwoods Improvisers: Journey Into the Valley [Entropy]
  113. : I Am . . . Sasha Fierce
  114. The B-52s: Funplex [Astralwerks] {4}: AZ, SP, RC:A-, TH:A-
  115. Debashish Bhattacharya: Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar [Riverboat] {2}: AZ, PM
  116. Biomusique: The 10,000 Steps [Kosmic Music]: AZ
  117. Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On [Alligator]
  118. Bison BC: Quiet Earth [Metal Blade]
  119. Bizzy Bone: A Song for You: AM
  120. Raoul Bjorkenheim/William Parker/Hamid Drake: DMG @ The Stone Vol 2: December 26 2006 [DMG/ARC] {2}: TH:A-
  121. : Life in Leipzig [ECM]: AM, TH:*
  122. The Black Angels: Directions to See a Ghost [Light in the Attic]: BL
  123. The Black Crowes: Warpaint [Silver Arrow] {6}: AM, AZ, RS
  124. The Black Ghosts: The Black Ghosts [IAMSOUND]: AM
  125. Black Milk: Tronic Fat Beats Rap [AM, PM, CM] {4}
  126. Black Mountain: In the Future [Jagjaguwar] {8}: AM, AV, BL, PM, SP, U
  127. Black Time: Double Negative: AM
  128. James Blackshaw: Litany of Echoes {3}: AM, U
  129. Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band: Season of Changes [Verve] {7}: AM, TH:**
  130. Ron Blake: Shayari [Mack Avenue]: TH:**
  131. Bleeding Through: Declaration [Trustkill]
  132. Carla Bley: The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu [Watt -07] {2}: TH:**
  133. Carla Bley & Her Remarkable Big Band: Appearing Nightly [Watt/ECM] {6}: AM, TH:***
  134. Paul Bley: About Time [Justin Time]: TH:*
  135. Blitzen Trapper: Wild Mountain Nation [Sub Pop -07] {2}: BL, RC:A-, TH:B
  136. Bloc Party: Intimacy {3}: DS, NM, SG
  137. Blondfire: My Someday
  138. Blood on the Wall: Liferz [The Social Registry]: MM:41
  139. Blood Red Shoes: Box of Secrets {2}: DS, NM:46
  140. Jane Ira Bloom: Mental Weather [Outline] {4}: TH:**
  141. Blue Scholars: Butter&Gun$: SP
  142. Blue Sky Black Death: Late Night Cinema [Babygrande]
  143. Boduf Songs: How Shadows Chase the Balance [Kranky]: AM
  144. Bombay Dub Orchestra: 3 Cities [Six Degrees]
  145. Haley Bonar: Big Star
  146. Bonnie Prince Billy: Lie Down in the Light [Drag City] {6}: AZ, P, PF
  147. Booty Luv: Boogie 2Nite [Hed Kandi America]
  148. Born Ruffians: Red, Yellow & Blue [Warp]: SG
  149. Boris: Smile [Southern Lord] {3}: SP
  150. Boston Spaceships: Brown Submarine [Guided by Voices]
  151. The Botticellis: Old Home Movies [Antenna Farm]: AM
  152. Bottomless Pit: Hammer of the Gods {2}: SP, CM
  153. Bowerbirds: Hymns for a Dark Horse [Dead Oceans]
  154. Don Braden: Gentle Storm [High Note]: AM
  155. Billy Bragg: Mr. Love & Justice [Anti-] {3}: AM, PM, SP
  156. Bonnie Bramlett: Beautiful [Rockin' Camel]: PM
  157. Brandy: Human
  158. Anthony Braxton: Beyond Quantum [Tzadik] {8}: AM, CM, TH:A-
  159. Anthony Braxton: Nine Compositions (DVD) 2003 [Rastascan]
  160. Anthony Braxton: Solo Live at Gasthof Heidelberg Loppem 2005: Compositions 307, 308, 309 [Locusloppem, 4CD]
  161. Anthony Braxton & the AIM Toronto Orchestra: Creative Orchestra (Guelph) 2007 [Line/Spool]
  162. Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Moscow) 2008 [Leo] {2}
  163. Anthony Braxton 12+1tet: (Victoriaville) 2007 [Victo] {2}
  164. Anthony Braxton: Trio (Victoriaville) 2007 [Victo]
  165. Anthony Braxton/Genevieve Foccroulle: Piano Music 1968-2000 [Leo, 9CD]
  166. Anthony Braxton/Joe Morris: Four Improvisations Duo 2007 [Clean Feed, 4CD] {2}
  167. Brazilian Girls: New York City [Verve Forecast] {4}: AZ:61, BL, TH:***
  168. The Breeders: Mountain Battles [AM, RS, SP] {6}
  169. Bridge and Tunnel: East/West [No Idea]
  170. The Bridges: Limits of the Sky [Verve]: P:36
  171. Brightback Morning Light: Motion to Rejoin [Matador]: BL
  172. Sarah Brightman: Symphony [Manhattan]: AZ
  173. Thomas Brinkmann: When Horses Die [Max Ernst] {3}: AM, F:8
  174. British Sea Power: Do You Like Rock Music? [Rough Trade] {8}: AM, AZ, BL, DS, MJ, NM, Q, SP
  175. Peter Broderick: Home: MJ
  176. Broken Arm Trio: Broken Arm Trio [Skipstone]: TH:U
  177. The Broken West: Now or Heaven
  178. The Bronx: III [Witchita]: CM
  179. Elliott Brood: Mountain Meadows [Six Shooter]
  180. Bobby Broom: The Way I Play [Origin]: TH:*
  181. Rob Brown: Crown Trunk Root Funk [AUM Fidelity] {3}: CM, TH:A-
  182. Jackson Browne: Solo Acoustic Volume 2 [Inside] {2}: AZ,RS:****
  183. Jackson Browne: Time the Conqueror [Inside] {3}: AZ, RS
  184. The Brubeck Brothers: Classified
  185. Brutal Knights: Living By Yourself [Deranged]
  186. Gavin Bryars & Philip Jeck & Alter Ego: The Sinking of the Titanic: MJ
  187. Lindsey Buckingham: Gift of Screws [Reprise] {4}: AM, PM, Q
  188. Buena Vista Social Club: At Carnegie Hall [Nonesuch] {6}: AM, PM, RC:B+, TH:U
  189. Bun-B: II Thrill: SP
  190. Concha Buika: [WEA International] {3}: AZ, PM
  191. Bulbs: Light Ships [Freedom to Spend]
  192. T Bone Burnett: Tooth of Crime [Nonesuch] {3}: AM, TH:**
  193. Burning Spear: Jah Is Real: AM
  194. The Busy Signals: The Busy Signals: SP
  195. John Butcher: Resonant Spaces: W:4
  196. John Butcher/Torsten Muller/Dylan van der Schyff: Way Out Northwest [Drip Audio] {2}: TH:**
  197. By Any Means: Live at the Crescendo [Ayler]: CM, TH:*
  198. Byetone: Death of a Typographer [Raster-Norton]
  199. Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet: Asphalt Flowers Forking Paths [Hatology] {3}
  200. Cabas: [EMI Latin]
  201. Cadence Weapon: Afterparty Babies [Anti]: AM
  202. Sera Cahoone: Only as the Day Is Long [Sub Pop]: AM
  203. Kira Lynn Cain: The Ideal Hunter [Evangeline] {2}: AM
  204. : Temporary Antennae [Profound Lore]: PM
  205. Uri Caine Ensemble: The Othello Syndrome [Winter & Winter] {2}: PM
  206. Cajun Dance Party: The Colourful Life [XL]
  207. Calexico: Carried to Dust [Touch and Go/Quarterstick] {6}: AM, AZ, BL, PM
  208. California Guitar Trio: Echoes [Inner Knot]: AZ, TH:C+
  209. Calle 13: Los de Atras Vienen Commigo [Sony International] {4}: AM, AZ
  210. Camille: Music Hole [Charisma/EMI]: PM
  211. Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell [Capitol/EMI] {3}: AM, TH:C
  212. Roy Campbell: Akhenaten Suite [AUM Fidelity] {4}: CM, TH:A-
  213. Cancer Bats: Hail Destroyer [Distort Entertainment] {2}
  214. Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning: Something for All of Us . . . [Arts & Crafts]: AM
  215. Vinicius Cantuaria: Cymbals [Koch] {2}: AZ:73
  216. The Capstan Shafts: Fixation Protocols [Rainbow Quartz] {3}: PM
  217. The Caretaker: Persistent Repetition Of Phrases: W:10
  218. Mariah Carey: E=MC2 [Island] {3}: AZ, BL:27
  219. Mlle Caro/Franck Garcia: Plain Disappears: SP
  220. Danny Caron: How Sweet It Is [dannycaron.com]
  221. Carolina Liar: Coming to Terms [Atlantic]: BL
  222. Carlene Carter: Stronger [Yep Roc] {2}: AM, PM, TH:B
  223. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Come Darkness, Come Light: Twelve Songs of Christmas [Zoe/Rounder]
  224. Christina Carter: Masque Femine: W
  225. James Carter: Present Tense [Emarcy] {9}: AM, TH:***
  226. Carter's Chord: Carter's Chord [Show Dog Nashville]
  227. Eva Cassidy: Somewhere [Blix Street]
  228. Cat Power: Jukebox [Matador] {3}: AZ, RS, TH:B-
  229. Francisco Mora Catlett: Outerzone: AM
  230. Daniele Cavallanti/Tiziano Tononi: Rings of Fire [Long Song]
  231. Don Cavalli: Cryland: MJ
  232. Celtic Thunder: Celtic Thunder [MISC]: AZ
  233. Celtic Thunder: Act Two [Celtic Thunder]: AZ
  234. Centro-matic/South San Gabriel: Dual Hawks {2}: SP
  235. Chairlift: Does You Inspire You [Kanine] {4}: AZ:83, BL, NM:39, S:40
  236. Kasey Chambers/Shane Nicholson: Rattlin' Bones [Essence/Sugar Hill] {5}: AM, PM, TH:**
  237. The Chapin Sisters: Lake Bottom LP: SP
  238. Tracy Chapman: Our Bright Future [Elektra]
  239. Chatham County Line: IV [Yep Roc] {2}: AM, PM
  240. Cheap Time: Cheap Time [In the Red]: AM
  241. Eric Chenaux: Sloppy Ground: W
  242. Cherryholmes: Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe [Skaggs Family]: PM
  243. Kenny Chesney: Lucky Old Sun
  244. Vic Chesnutt & Elf Power: Dark Developments
  245. Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire: Thatcher's Children: AM
  246. Chiwoniso: Rebel Woman [Cumbancha] {2}: BE:2
  247. Yoon Sun Choi: Imagination: The Music of Joe Raposo
  248. Corey Christiansen: Roll With It [Origin]: TH:*
  249. Evan Christopher: [Lejazzetal/Classicjazz]
  250. Chromatics: Night Drive: IV: SP:****
  251. Clark: Turning Dragon [Warp] {2}: JG:8
  252. Claro Intelecto: Metanarrative [Modern Love] {2}: F, RA
  253. Natalia Clavier: Nectar: AM
  254. Paul Clayton: Sings Homemade Songs and Ballads/Folk Singer!: AM
  255. Clear Frame + Robert Wyatt: Clear Frame [Continuity]
  256. Gerald Cleaver: Gerald Cleaver's Detroit [Fresh Sound New Talent]: AM, TH:*
  257. Clinic: Do It! [Domino] {4}: AM, SP:****, TH:**
  258. Clipse: We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3 [BL, RS] {3}
  259. Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers: Turbo Ocho [Emma Java] {3}: AM
  260. Avishai Cohen Trio: Gently Disturbed [Razdaz/Sunnyside]: PM
  261. Holly Cole: Holly Cole
  262. Colour Revolt: Plunder, Beg and Curse [Fat Possum]: P:35
  263. Constantines: Kensington Heights [Arts & Crafts] {3}: CM
  264. Ry Cooder: I, Flathead [Nonesuch] {3}: AM, RS, TH:***
  265. The Cool Kids: The Bake Sale [CAKE/Chocolate Industries] {8}: AZ, AV, BL, SP
  266. Peter Cooper: Mission Door [Red Beet] {2}: PM
  267. Marc Copland: Another Place [Pirouet] {2}: TH:***
  268. Chick Corea/Gary Burton: The New Crystal Silence [Concord] {2}
  269. Cosmologic: Eyes in the Back of My Head [Cuneiform] {2}: TH:**
  270. The Cosmosamatics: Free Within the Law [Not Two]
  271. Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Momofuku [Lost Highway] {4}: AM, RS, TH:B
  272. Vincent Courtois: As Soon As Possible
  273. Neil Cowley Trio: Loud . . . Louder . . . Stop: MJ
  274. Counting Crows: Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings [Geffen] {3}: AM, AZ
  275. Crowe Brothers: Brothers-N-Harmony [Rural Rhythm]: PM
  276. Rodney Crowell: Sex and Gasoline [Work Song/Yep Roc] {4}: AM, AZ
  277. Crystal Stilts: Alight of Night [Slumberland]: PF
  278. Matt Costa: Unfamiliar Faces [Brushfire] {2}: AZ:55
  279. Nikka Costa: Pebble to a Pearl [Stax] {4}: AM, PM
  280. Carl Craig: Sessions [!K7] {3}: AM, MM:39
  281. Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald: Recomposed Vol. 3
  282. Sheryl Crow: Detours [A&M] {9}: AM, AZ, RS, TH:**
  283. David Crowder Band: Remedy: Club Tour Edition [Sixsteps/Sparrow]
  284. Cryptacize: Dig That Treasure [Asthmatic Kitty]: AM
  285. CSS: Donkey [Sub Pop] {3}: AZ:45, BL, SP:****
  286. Cult of Luna: Eternal Kingdom [Earache]
  287. Bill Cunliffe: The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Take 2 [Resonance]
  288. Rivers Cuomo: Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo [Geffen]: AM
  289. The Cure: 4:13 Dream [Suretone/Geffen]
  290. Cursed III: Architects of Troubled Sleep [Goodfellow]
  291. Curumin: JapanPopShow [Quannum Projects] {3}: AZ, SP
  292. The Cute Lepers: Can't Stand Modern Music [Blackheart]
  293. Jeremiah Cymerman: In Memory of the Labyrinth System [Tzadik]
  294. Cynic: Traced in Air [Season of Mist] {2}: AM, PM
  295. Miley Cyrus: Breakout [Disney] {2}: AZ, RS, TH:B-
  296. Move D & Benjamin Brunn: Songs From the Beehive [Smallville]: RA:2
  297. D-A-D: Monster Philosophy [EMI/Medley]
  298. Daddy Yankee: Talento de Barrio [Machete Music] {2}: AM, AZ
  299. Daedelus: Live at Low End Theory [Alpha Pup]: AM
  300. Daedelus: Love to Make Music To: SP
  301. Dailey and Vincent: Dailey and Vincent [Rounder] {2}: PM
  302. Dans Les Arbres: Dans Les Arbres
  303. Darker My Love: 2 [Dangerbird]
  304. Anthony David: Acey Duecy [Soulbird/Universal Republic]: AM
  305. Ray Davies: Working Man's Cafe [New West] {2}: AM
  306. Davila 666: Davila 666: AM
  307. Kris Davis: Rye Eclipse [Fresh Sound New Talent] {2}: TH:A-
  308. Dawn by Mount Eerie: Lost Wisdom [PW Eleverum & Sun]: TM:10
  309. Dead Confederate: Wrecking Ball [Artist's Organization] {2}: BL
  310. Dead Meadow: Old Growth: SP
  311. Deadbeat: Roots & Wires [Wagon Repair]: RA
  312. The Dears: Missiles [Dangerbird] {3}: F:10, UR:10
  313. The Death Set: Worldwide [Counter]
  314. Death Vessel: Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us: RS
  315. DecembeRadio: Satisfied [Slanted]
  316. Deerhoof: Offend Maggie [Kill Rock Stars] {2}: AM, NR
  317. Def Leppard: Songs From the Sparkle Lounge [Mercury]: AZ
  318. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien: Eleventh Hour [Definitive Jux] {3}: TH:**
  319. The Delays: Everything's the Rush
  320. Issac Delgado: Asi Soy [Machete Music]
  321. Dengue Fever: Venus on Earth [M80] {5}: AZ, SP, TH:**
  322. KJ Denhert: Dal Vivo a Umbria Jazz
  323. Derby: Posters Fade [Green Submarine]
  324. Angela Desveaux: Angela Desveaux & the Mighty Ship [Sonic Unyon]
  325. Deus Ex Machina: Imperis [Cuneiform]
  326. Department of Eagles: In Ear Park [4AD] {8}: AM, AV, AZ, NR, SG, TM
  327. Destroyer: Trouble in Dreams [Merge] {5}: AM, AZ:38, RS:****, SP:****
  328. Raheem DeVaughn: Love Behind the Melody [1228/Jive/Zomba] {2}: AM, TH:B
  329. Devin the Dude: Landing Gear: AM
  330. DeVotchKa: A Mad and Faithful Telling [Anti] {4}: AM, SP:****, TH:***
  331. The Dexateens: Lost and Found [Skybucket]: PM
  332. : Douga Mansa [World Village]
  333. Amy Diamond: Music in Motion [Bonnier]
  334. Neil Diamond: Home Before Dark [Sony] {4}: AM, AZ, MJ:10, Q
  335. Tina Dico: A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending [A:larm/MBO]
  336. Dido: Safe Trip Home [Arista] {2}: AM, Q
  337. Ani DiFranco: Red Letter Year [Righteous Babe]
  338. Digitonal: Save Your Light for Darker Days: AZ
  339. Dillinger Four: Civil War Fat Wreck Chords [AM] {2}
  340. Dir en Grey: Uroboros: AM
  341. The Dirtbombs: We Have You Surrounded [In the Red] {3}: AM, AZ, SP
  342. Disfear: Live the Storm [Relapse]: PM
  343. Disturbed: Indestructible [Warner Bros]: AZ
  344. Bill Dixon Orchestra: 17 Musicians in Search of a Sound: Darfur [AUM Fidelity] {6}: W, CM, TH:***
  345. Bill Dixon/Exploding Star Orchestra: Bill Dixon With Exploding Star Orchestra [Thrill Jockey] {5}: AM, TH:**
  346. Don Dixon & the Jump Rabbits: The Nu-Look [Dixon Archival Remnants]
  347. DJ/Rupture: Uproot [The Agriculture] {3}: PF:10, MM:14
  348. DJ Yoda: Fabriclive.39 [Fabric] {3}: RC:A-, TH:**
  349. DJ Yoda: The Amazing Adventures of DJ Yoda [Antidote]: RC:***
  350. DOA: Northern Avenger [Sudden Death]
  351. The Doc Marshalls: Honest for Once: PM
  352. The Dodos: Visiter [Frenchkiss] {8}: NR, P, SG, SP, UR:3
  353. Does It Offend You, Yeah?: You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into [Almost Gold] {2}: AM
  354. Dog & Sky: Lhasa Express [Crispin Gover]: CM
  355. Luke Doucet: Blood's Too Rich [Six Shooter]
  356. Mike Doughty: Golden Delicious [ATO]: BL, TH:*
  357. Dave Douglas & Keystone: Moonshine [Greenleaf Music] {2}: AM, TH:A-
  358. Mike Downey: Hold Horses [Heart Phone]: PM
  359. Lila Downs: Shake Away [Manhattan] {3}: AM, AZ
  360. Dr Delay: Eastern Block Party [Highly Pneumatic Sound]
  361. Dr Dog: Fate [Park the Van] {8}: AM, BL, FL:3, SG, SP
  362. Dr John: City Lights [Verve]
  363. Dr John and the Lower 911: City That Care Forgot [429] {8}: AM, AZ, BL
  364. Drag the River: You Can't Live This Way
  365. Dragonforce: Ultra Beatdown [Roadrunner] {2}: AM
  366. Hamid Drake/Anders Gahnold/William Parker: Last Dances [Ayler]: CM
  367. The Dresden Dolls: No, Virginia . . . [Roadrunner]: SP
  368. Kevin Drumm: Imperial Distortion: W
  369. Dub Colossus: A Town Called Addis [Real World]: PM
  370. Dub Specialist: Dub: AM
  371. Dubmatrix: Renegade Rockers [7 Arts]
  372. George Duke: Dukey Treats [Heads Up]: AZ
  373. The Duke Spirit: Neptune [Shangri-La] {3}: AM, SP, UR:5,
  374. Dungen: 4 [Kemado] {3}: AM, MM:34
  375. Paul Dunmall/Simon Picard/Paul Rogers/Christian Weber/Tony Levin: London Meets Altburon [Duns, 3CD]
  376. Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers: Regeneration [FMR]
  377. Paul Dunmall/Tony Bianco: Spirits Past and Future [Duns]
  378. Trevor Dunn: Four Films [Tzadik]
  379. Dusk + Blackdown: Margins Music {2}: W
  380. Dwele: Sketches of a Man [Koch] {2}: AM, AZ
  381. Jakob Dylan: Seeing Things [Columbia/Starbuck] {2}: BL, PM
  382. Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On Downtown [AM, BL] {2}
  383. Fred Eaglesmith: Tinderbox [Sonic Rendezvous]
  384. Justin Townes Earle: The Good Life [Bloodshot] {3}: PM
  385. Earlimart: Hymn and Her [Shout! Factory]: AM
  386. Earth: The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull [Southern Lord] {7}: AM, TM, U, W
  387. Earth, Roots & Water: Innocent Youths {2}: RS
  388. Eddy Current Suppression Ring: Primary Colours [Aarght/Shock Entertainment] {3}
  389. Mike Edison and the Rocket Train Delta Science Arkestra: I Have Fun Everywhere I Go [Interstellar Roadhouse] {2}: RC:***, TH:***
  390. Efdemin: Carry On - Pretend We're Not in the Room [Curie]: MM:11
  391. Mathias Eick: October [ECM] {3}: TH:**
  392. 88-Keys: The Death of Adam [Decon] {2}: AM
  393. Taylor Eigsti: Let It Come to You [Concord]: TH:B
  394. : Alles Wieder Offen: SP
  395. Harris Eisenstadt: Guewel [Clean Feed] {4}: TH:**
  396. El Guincho: Alegranza [XL] {7}: BL, DS, PM, SP, RC:A-, MM:13
  397. Elephant Man: Let's Get Physical: AM
  398. Elf Power: In a Cave
  399. Elephant9: Dodovoodoo [Rune Grammofon]
  400. Eliane Elias: Something for You: Eliane Elias Plays and Sings Bill Evans [Blue Note] {2}: TH:**
  401. Lisle Ellis: Sucker Punch Requiem: AM, TH:*
  402. John Ellis: Dance Like There's No Tomorrow [Hyena] {2}: TH:**
  403. Mike Ellis: Bahia Band [Alpha Pocket]: TH:A-
  404. El-P: We Are All Going to Burn in Hell Megamix 2
  405. Joe Ely/Joel Guzman: Live Cactus! [Rack 'Em]: PM
  406. eMC: The Show [M3] {2}: AM, PM
  407. Emeralds: Solar Bridge: W
  408. Empire of the Sun: Walking on a Dream [EMI]
  409. Empty Cage Quartet: Stratostrophic [Clean Feed] {2}: CM
  410. Endless Boogie: Focus Level: U
  411. Enslaved: Vertebrae [Nuclear Blast America] {2}: AM, PM
  412. The Epochs: The Epochs [Rebel Group]
  413. Errors: It's Not Something bit It Is Like Whatever [Rock Action]: PM
  414. John Escreet: Consequences [Positone]: TH:U
  415. Ellery Eskelin/Sylvie Courvoisier: Every So Often [Prime Source]
  416. Helena Espvall/Masaki Batoh: Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh [Drag City]: AM
  417. EST: Leucocyte [ACT]
  418. Estelle: Shine [Atlantic/Homeschool] {9}: AM, AZ:8, RS:****
  419. The Ettes: Look at Life Again Soon [2Fer] {3}: AM
  420. Evangelista: Hello, Voyager [Constellation] {2}: TM, W:7
  421. Peter Evans/Tom Blancarte: Sparks [Creative Sources]
  422. Peter Evans/James Fei/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter: Evans/Fei/Smith/Walter [ugExplode]
  423. Connie Evingson: Little Did I Dream: Songs by Dave Frishberg [Minnehaha Music]
  424. The Fall: Imperial Wax Solvent [Sanctuary] {5}: MJ, U, W:9
  425. Fall of the Idols: The Seance: AM
  426. Fall Out Boy: Folie A Deux [Island] {3}: BL:10
  427. Fania All-Stars: Campeones: AM
  428. Fannypack: Ghetto Bootleg [Tommy Boy]
  429. The Felice Brothers: The Felice Brothers [Team Love] {3}: SP, U, TH:*
  430. Fennesz: Black Sea [Touch] {4}: MC, NR, PF, TM
  431. : Para Siempre [Sony International]: AZ
  432. Ferras: Aliens & Rainbows [Capitol]
  433. Feuermusik: No Contest [Standard Form]
  434. Fieldwork: Door [Pi] {5}: CM:10, TH:A-
  435. The Fiery Furnaces: Remember [Thrill Jockey] {2}: AM, MM:43
  436. Liam Finn: I'll Be Lightning [Yep Roc] {4}: AM, P, Q
  437. The Fireman: Electric Arguments [ATO] {2}: AM
  438. Fireroom: Broken Music [Atavistic]
  439. Etran Finatawa: Desert Crossroads [Riverboat] {3}: RS, MM:18, TH:***
  440. Fink: Distance and Time [Ninja Tune/Revolver]: AZ:86
  441. Firewater: The Golden Hour [Bloodshot] {2}: AM
  442. Tim Fite: Fair Ain't Fair [Anti] {2}: AM, SP
  443. The Five Blind Boys of Alabama: Down in New Orleans [Time Life] {3}: AM, TH:**
  444. Five Play: What the Worl Needs Now [Arbors]: TH:*
  445. The Flaming Lips: Christmas on Mars [Warner Bros.]: AM
  446. The Fleshtones: Take a Good Look [Yep Roc] {2}: AM
  447. Flight of the Conchords: Flight of the Conchords [Sub Pop] {9}: AM, AV, AZ, NR, P, SG, U, UR:9
  448. Fight the Big Bull: Dying Will Be Easy [Clean Feed] {2}: PM, CM, TH:*
  449. First Wave Hello: God Bless, Devil You
  450. Fleet Foxes: Sun Giant EP [Sub Pop] {3}: PF:1
  451. Flogging Molly: Float [Side One Dummy]: SP, TH:B-
  452. Johnny Flynn: A Larum [Lost Highway] {4}: AZ:14, P:37
  453. Foals: Antidotes [Sub Pop] {8}: AM, DS, FL:5, NM:5, PM, RS, SP, TH:*
  454. Ben Folds: Way to Normal [Sony]: PM
  455. Fonseca: Gratitud [EMI Televisa]
  456. Luis Fonsi: Palabras del Silencio [Universal Music Latino]
  457. Jim Ford: Point of No Return [Bear Family]: AM
  458. The Foreign Exchange: Leave It All Behind [Hall of Justus/Nicolay Music] {2}: AM
  459. Johnny Foreigner: Waited Up 'Til It Was Light: DS
  460. Forro in the Dark: Dia de Roda [Nublu]
  461. Robert Forster: The Evangelist [Yep Roc] {8}: AM, SP, U, CM:9, RC:A-(16), TH:A-
  462. : Life Processes: SP
  463. Josephine Foster: This Coming Gladness: W
  464. Four Tet: RA Podcast 102 [Resident Advisor]: MM:42
  465. Foxboro Hot Tubs: Stop Drop and Roll!!! [Reprise] {2}: AM
  466. Michael Franti & Spearhead: All Rebel Rockers: AM
  467. Free Form Funky Freqs: Urban Mythology, Vol. 1 [Thirsty Ear] {2}: AM, TH:*
  468. Freezepop: Future Future Future Perfect [Rykodisc]
  469. French Licks: Swimming: SP
  470. Friendly Fires: Friendly Fires {3}: DS:8, NM:10
  471. Bill Frisell: History, Mystery [Nonesuch] {6}: AM, TH:A-
  472. Fred Frith: The Happy End Problem [ReR/Fred]
  473. Fred Frith: To Sail, To Sail [Tzadik] {2}
  474. Fred Frith & Danielle Palardy Roger: Pas de Deux Nouveau [AM]
  475. Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing [ATP] {8}: DS, MJ, NR, PF, PM, U
  476. Fuck the Facts: Disgorge Mexico [Relapse]
  477. Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Heat Wave [Not Two] {2}: TH:**
  478. Satoko Fujii Orchestra NY: Summer Suite [Libra] {2}: TH:A-
  479. Fujiya & Miyagi: Lightbulbs [Deaf Dumb & Blind]: AM
  480. Ellen Fullman & Monique Buzzarte: Fluctuations: W
  481. Ezra Furman & the Harpoons: Inside the Human Body [Minty Fresh]
  482. The Futureheads: This Is Not the World [Megaforce] {3}: DS, SP
  483. Gadd Gang: Live at the Bottom Line [Sony Japan]
  484. Diamanda Galas: Guilty Guilty Guilty: DS
  485. Gang Gang Dance: Saint Dymphna [Social Registry] {8}: BL, DS, F:1, PF, TM:9, W:5, MM:35
  486. Melody Gardot: Worrisome Heart [Verve] {2}: AZ, TH:U
  487. The Garifuna Women's Project: Umalali [Cumbancha]: PM
  488. Kenny Garrett: Sketches of MD [Mack Avenue]: AM, TH:A-
  489. Gas: Nah und Fern [Kompakt]: AM
  490. The Gaslight Anthem: The '59 Sound [Side One Dummy] {6}: AV, NM, Q
  491. The Gates of Slumber: Conqueror [Profound Lore]
  492. Stephen Gauci's Basso Continuo: Nidihyansana [Clean Feed -07] {2}: TH:***
  493. The Jeff Gauthier Goatette: House of Return [Cryptogramophone]: TH:*
  494. Tobias Gebb & Trio West: An Upper West Side Story [Yummy House]: TH:U
  495. Morgan Geist: Double Night Time [Environ] {3}: AM, TH:***
  496. Genghis Tron: Board Up the House [Relapse] {3}: AM, PM
  497. Gentleman Jesse and His Men: Introducing Gentleman Jesse and His Men [Douchemaster] {2}: P:19
  498. Inara George/Van Dyke Parks: An Invitation [Everloving]: AM
  499. Chris Gestrin: After The City Has Gone: Quiet [Songlines -07]: TH:*
  500. Ghostland Observatory: Paparazzi Lightning: SP
  501. Giant Sand: ProVisions [Yep Roc]
  502. Otis Gibbs: Grandpa Walked a Picketline
  503. The Gibson Brothers: Iron & Diamonds [Sugar Hill]: PM
  504. Lafayette Gilchrist: Soul Progressin' [Hyena] {3}: TH:***
  505. Eliza Gilkyson: Beautiful World [Red House] {2}: AM
  506. The Gin Club: Junk [Plus One]
  507. Girls Aloud: Out of Control [Fascination] {2}
  508. Frode Gjerstad: On Reade Street [FMR]
  509. Frode Gjerstad/Kevin Norton/Paul Rogers: Antioch
  510. Frode Gjerstad & Circulasione Totale Orchestra: Open Port: Yellow Bass & Silver Cornet (In Memory of Johnny Mbizo Dyani and John Stevens) [Circulasione]
  511. Glasvegas: Glasvegas {5}: MJ:7, NM:3, Q:5, U
  512. Hans Glawischnig: Panorama [Sunnyside]
  513. Gojira: The Way of All Flesh [Prosthetic]: PM
  514. Golden Animals: Free Your Mind and Wina Pony [Happy Parts]: BL
  515. Goldfrapp: Seventh Tree [Mute] {6}: AM, MJ, PM, Q, U
  516. Goldmund: The Malady of Elegance [Type] {2}: MJ
  517. Malcolm Goldstein: A Sounding Of Sources: W
  518. Vinny Golia: The Bb Saxophones: Music for Like Instruments [Nine Winds]
  519. Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs: Dirt Don't Hurt: AM
  520. Dennis Gonzalez Jnaana Septet: The Gift of Discernment [Not Two]
  521. Gov't Mule: Holy Haunted House [Independent]
  522. Alyssa Graham: Echo
  523. Jean Grae: Jeanius [Blacksmith] {6}: AM, SP, CM, RC:A-, TH:**
  524. The Grand Archives: Grand Archives [Sub Pop]: AM
  525. The Grascals: Keep on Walkin' [Rounder]: PM
  526. Green Zone: Bayt [Callithump]
  527. Pete Greenwood: Sirens: U
  528. John Gregorious: Heaven & Earth [Spotted Peccary]: AZ
  529. Drew Gress: The Irrational Numbers [Premonition]: TH:*
  530. JJ Grey & Mofro: Orange Blossoms [Alligator]: AZ:44
  531. Larkin Grimm: Parplar
  532. Josh Groban: Awake Live [Warner Bros]: AZ
  533. Group Inerane: Guitars From Agadez (Music Of Niger) [Subliminal Frequencies] {2}: W
  534. Grouper: Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill [Type]: PF
  535. David Grubbs: An Optimist Notes The Dust: W
  536. The Gutter Twins: Saturnalia [Sub Pop] {5}: AM, AZ:84, SP:32
  537. Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton: Phases of the Night [Intakt]
  538. Buddy Guy: Skin Deep [Silvertone/Zomba] {8}: AM, AZ:80, RS, TH:*
  539. Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy {5}: RS, SP
  540. Gyptian: I Can Feel Your Pain: AM
  541. GZA/Genius: Pro Tools [Babygrande] {5}: AM, RC:B+
  542. Hacienda: Loud Is the Night: AM
  543. Charlie Haden, Family & Friends: Rambling Boy [Decca] {4}: TH:**
  544. Hadouken!: Music for an Accelerated Culture [Atlantic]
  545. Wolfgang Haffner: Acoustic Shapes
  546. Tim Hagans: Alone Together [Pirouet] {2}: TH:***
  547. Hair Police: Certainty of Swarms
  548. : The Year of the Boar [JazzlandNOR]
  549. Don Hales: Unified String Theory [Chicken Coup]
  550. Neil Halstead: Oh! Mighty Engine [Brushfire]: AM
  551. Mary Halvorson/Weasel Walter: Opulence [ugExplode]
  552. Mary Halvorson/Jessica Pavone: Calling All Portraits [Skycap]
  553. Mary Halvorson Trio: Dragon's Head [Firehouse 12] {4}
  554. Hamell on Trial: Rant and Roll [Righteous Babe]: RC:A- [na]
  555. Beres Hammond: A Moment in Time: AM
  556. Hanggai: Introducing Hanggai [World Music Network]: PM
  557. Jeff Hanson: Madam Owl [Kill Rock Stars]
  558. Roy Hargrove: Ear Food [Emarcy] {5}: AZ
  559. Billy Harper: Blueprints of Jazz, Vol. 2 [Talking House]: AM
  560. Emmylou Harris: All I Intended to Be [Nonesuch] {9}: AM, AZ, PM, Q, TH:***
  561. Steve Harris/ZAUM: A Is for Ox + I Hope You Never Love . . .
  562. Joel Harrison: The Wheel [Innova]: TH:*
  563. Harvey Milk: Life . . . The Best Game in Town [Hydra Head] {5}: AM, MC, PM, W
  564. Hate Eternal: Fury and Flames [Metal Blade]
  565. Lalah Hathaway: Self Portrait [Stax] {3}: AM
  566. Hatchback: Colors of the Sun: AM
  567. Juliana Hatfield: How to Walk Away [Ye Olde] {3}: AM
  568. Hauschka: Ferndorf: DS
  569. Head of Wantastiquet: Mortagne
  570. Headlights: Some Racing, Some Stopping [Polyvinyl]: AM
  571. Jeff Healey: Mess of Blues [Ruf]: AZ:50
  572. Heartbreak: Lies: NM:50
  573. Brandon Heath: What If We [Reunion]
  574. The Heavenly States: Delayer [The Rebel Group]: BL
  575. The Heavy: Great Vengeance and Furious Fire [Counter] {2}: BL, JG:6
  576. Mark Helias' Open Loose: Strange Unison [Radio Legs]
  577. The Helio Sequence: Keep Your Eyes Ahead [Sub Pop] {6}: AV:29, AZ:40
  578. Arve Henriksen: Cartography [ECM]: TH:U
  579. Jimmy Herring: Lifeboat [Abstract Logix]
  580. Heybale: The Last Country Record [Shuffle5]
  581. Hey Willpower: PDA: SP:****
  582. John Hiatt: Same Old Man [New West] {3}: AM, TH:**
  583. The High Kings: The High Kings [Manhattan]: AZ
  584. High Places: 03/07 - 09/07 [Thrill Jockey] {3}: AM, F, PF
  585. High Places: High Places [Thrill Jockey]: AM
  586. Robyn Hitchcock: Luminous Groove [Yep Roc]: AM
  587. Darwin Hobbs: Free [Liaison/Tyscot]
  588. Ari Hoenig: Bert's Playground [Dreyfus] {2}
  589. Malcolm Holcombe: Gamblin' House [Echo Mountain]
  590. Dave Holland Sextet: Pass It On [Dare2/Emarcy] {2}: TH:*
  591. Jolie Holland: The Living and the Dead [Anti-] {3}: AM, BL
  592. Dave Hollister: Witness Protection: AM
  593. Honeyhoney: First Rodeo [Ironworks/Universal Republic]: AM
  594. Ezekiel Honig: Surfaces of a Broken March Band [Anticipate]: RA
  595. Robert Hood: Fabric 39 [Fabric] {2}: AM
  596. The Horse Flies: Until the Ocean: AM
  597. The Hospitals: Hairdryer Peace: W:3
  598. Hot Lava: Lavaology [Bar None]
  599. Julianne Hough: Julianne Hough [Mercury Nashville]: AZ
  600. Rebecca Lynn Howard: No Rules [Saguaro Road] {2}: AM, TH:C+
  601. Terrence Howard: Shine Through It [Columbia]: BL
  602. Howlin Rain: Magnificent Fiend [Birdman] {2}: AM, U
  603. Jennifer Hudson: Jennifer Hudson [Arista] {2}: AZ
  604. Benji Hughes: A Love Extreme [New West] {2}: BL
  605. : The End of a Summer [ECM]: TH:U
  606. Human Highway: Moody Motorcycle [Suicide Squeeze]
  607. James Hunter: The Hard Way [Hear Music] {3}: AZ, MJ, RS
  608. Hush Arbors: Hush Arbors [Ecstatic Peace] {2}: F
  609. I Was a Cub Scout: I Want You to Know That There Is Always Hope: DS
  610. Susie Ibarra: Drum Sketches
  611. Abdullah Ibrahim: Senzo [Schott Music/Gallo]
  612. Ice Cube: Raw Footage: RS
  613. Ida: Lovers Prayers [Polyvinyl]
  614. Ideal Bread: The Ideal Bread [KMBjazz] {2}
  615. Ryoji Ikeda: Test Pattern: W
  616. I'm From Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini? [Mute]: P:30
  617. Raphael Imbert Project: Bach/Coltrane [Harmonia Mundi]
  618. Incognito: Tales From the Beach [Heads Up]: PM
  619. Indian Jewelry: Free Gold! [We Are Free]: AM
  620. The Infamous Stringdusters: The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill]: PM
  621. Infernal: Electric Cabaret [Border Breakers]
  622. Infronaut: Prehistoricisms [Century Media]
  623. I-Nine: Heavy Weighs the King [Ten Star/K]
  624. Invincible: Shapeshifters [Emergence]: PM
  625. Islands: Arm's Way [Anti] {4}: DS, SG, SP
  626. It's a Musical: Music Makes Me Sick [Morr Music]: AM
  627. Vijay Iyer: Tragicomic [Sunnyside] {7}: TH:A
  628. Alan Jackson: Good Time [Arista] {7}: AM, AZ, TH:A-
  629. Janet Jackson: Discipline [Island] {2}: AM, RS
  630. Joe Jackson: Rain [Rykodisc] {2}: AM, PM
  631. Jaguar Love: Jaguar Love: RC:A-(19)
  632. Jaguar Love: Take Me to the Sea [Matador]: AM
  633. Jake One: White Van Music [Rhymesayers]: AZ
  634. Emmanuel Jal: WARchild [Sonic360] {2}: BE:7
  635. Khan Jamal Percussion and String Quartet: Cool [Porter]
  636. James: Hey Ma [Decca] {2}
  637. Elmore James Jr: Daddy Gave Me the Blues
  638. Jose James: The Dreamer [Brownswood]: AZ
  639. Markus James: Snakeskin Violin [Firenze]
  640. Jandek: Glasgow Sunday 2005: W
  641. Jarboe: Mahakali: AM
  642. Jeremy Jay: A Place Where We Could Go [K]: AM
  643. Jaymay: Autumn Fallin': SP:****
  644. Jazz Liberatorz: Clin d'Oeil [Kif]: PM
  645. Jazzanova: Of All the Things Verve [AM] {3}
  646. J*Davey: The Beauty in Distortion/The Land of the Lost {2}: AM
  647. Philip Jeck: Sand: W:2
  648. Jem: Down to Earth [ATO]
  649. Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Happier Than You [Jesus Christ Rocks] {3}: CM, RC:A-, TH:A-
  650. Jewel: Perfectly Clear [Valory Music]: AZ
  651. J-Live: Then What Happened? [BBE]: PM
  652. Joan as Policewoman: To Survive [Cheap Lullaby] {6}: AM, AZ, Q, SP, U
  653. Joan of Arc: Boo! Human [Polyvinyl]: AM
  654. Joey & Rory: The Life of a Song {2}
  655. : Fordlandia [4AD]: AM
  656. Scarlet Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head [Atco] {2}: AZ:91, NM:23
  657. John Brown's Body: Amplify: AM
  658. Angela Johnson: A Woman's Touch [Purpose]: PM
  659. Jack Johnson: Sleep Through the Static [Brushfire] {2}: AZ, Q
  660. Ross Johnson: Make It Stop! The Most of Ross Johnson [Goner]
  661. Johnson & Jonson: Johnson & Jonson [Tres]: MM:50
  662. Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer [Hollywood] {7}: AM, AZ, BL:****, RS:40:****, TH:*
  663. Lee Jones: Electronic Freak [Aus Music]: RA:6
  664. Jovanotti: Safari [Decca International]: AZ:97
  665. Jucifer: L'Autrichienne [Relapse]
  666. Junior Boys: Body Language, Vol. 6 [Get Physical]: AM
  667. Junk Box: Sunny Then Cloudy [Libra] {2}: TH:**
  668. Justice: A Cross the Universe: AM
  669. Kaiser Chiefs: Off with Their Heads [B-Unique/Universal Motown] {4}: AM, Q, RS
  670. Kalabrese: RA Podcast 89 [Resident Advisor]: MM:33
  671. Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider: Silent City [World Village/Harmonia Mundi]
  672. Karmina: Backwards Into Beauty [CBS]
  673. Kasai Allstars: In the 7th Moon, the Chief Turning Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy by Magic [Crammed Discs] {8}: BL, MC, MJ, W; BE:1, TH:***
  674. Mitch Kashmar: Live at Labatt [Delta Groove]
  675. Kassin+2: Futurismo: SP:****
  676. Keane: Perfect Symmetry: Q
  677. Toby Keith: That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy [Show Dog Nashville] {2}: AM
  678. Kellarissa: Flamingo [Mint]: AM
  679. Kelley Polar: I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling [Environ] {5}: AM, F, TH:*
  680. Grace Kelly/Lee Konitz: Gracefullee [Pazz]: TH:***
  681. Kerli: Love Is Dead [Island]: AM
  682. Hal Ketchum: Father Time: AM
  683. Ruslan Khain: For Medicinal Purposes Only! [Smalls]: TH:***
  684. Steve Khan: The Suitcase [Tone Center]
  685. Khold: Hundre Ar Gammal: AM
  686. Carla Kihlstedt: Ravish and Other Tales for the Stage [Twelve Cups]
  687. King Khan & the Shrines: The Supreme Genius of King Khan & the Shrines [Vice] {2}: AM
  688. Kidz in the Hall: The In Crowd [Duck Down Music] {2}: AZ, SP
  689. The Killers: Day and Age {3}: Q
  690. The Kills: Midnight Boom [Domino] {9}: AM, AZ, DS:9, NM, RS; RC:A-, TH:A-
  691. Frank Kimbrough: Air [Palmetto]: TH:B
  692. BB King: One Kind Favor [Geffen] {6}: AM, AZ, MC, RS
  693. Kaki King: Dreaming of Revenge [Velour]: NR
  694. Kinky: Barracuda [Kin-Kon/Nettwerk]
  695. Kleenex Girl Wonder: Yes Boss [Do Not Sell]
  696. Kleerup: Kleerup: SL:6
  697. Guillermo Klein: Filtros [Sunnyside] {3}: TH:**
  698. Klez-Edge: Ancestors, Mindreles, Nagila Monsters [Tzadik]
  699. K'Naan: The Dusty Foot Philosopher [Interdependent Media] {5}: AZ:57, CM, RC:A, TH:A
  700. Chris Knight: Heart of Stone [Drifter's Church] {2}: PM
  701. Solange Knowles: Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams [Music World/Geffen] {6}: AM, AZ, MM:10
  702. The Knux: Remind Me in Three Days {6}: RS, CM
  703. : Safe and Sound [Kompakt]
  704. Lee Konitz and Minsarah: Deep Lee [Enja] {3}: TH:**
  705. Koushik: Out My Window [Stones Throw]: AM
  706. Krallice: Krallice [Profound Lore]: PM
  707. Lenny Kravitz: It Is Time for a Love Revolution [Virgin]: AZ
  708. Toubab Krewe: Toubab Krewe Live at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC [Upstream]
  709. Kronos Quartet: Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic [Nonesuch]: AM
  710. Chistina Kubisch: Five Electrical Walks [Important]
  711. Femi Kuti: Day by Day [Mercer Street/Downtown] {2}: AM
  712. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 [Disorient] {4}: BL; BE:3, MM:30, TH:A-
  713. La India Canela: Merengue Tipico From the Dominican Republic [Smithsonian Folkways] {2}: AM
  714. Labelle: Back to Now [Verve] {4}: PM
  715. Lady Antebellum: Lady Antebellum [Capitol Nashville] {5}: AZ
  716. Ladyhawk: Shots: SP
  717. Ladyhawke: Ladyhawke [Modular] {3}: NM:16
  718. Ladytron: Velocifero [Nettwerk] {4}: AM, BL:****
  719. Lake: Oh, the Places We'll Go [K]: AM
  720. LAL: Deportation [Public Transit]
  721. Ralph Lalama Quartet: Energy Fields [Mighty Quinn] {2}: TH:**
  722. Lambchop: Oh (Ohio) [Merge] {2}: BL, U
  723. Dawn Landes: Fireproof: SP
  724. Sonny Landreth: From the Reach [Landfall]: AZ
  725. Adam Lane/Lou Grassi/Mark Whitcage: Drunk Butterfly [Clean Feed] {2}: CM, TH:A-
  726. KD Lang: Watershed [Nonesuch] {3}: AZ, RS
  727. Langhome Slim: Langhome Slim [Kemado]: P:14
  728. Kenny Larkin: Keys, Strings, Tambourines [Planet-E] {2}: PM, RA
  729. The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of the Understatement [Domino] {9}: AM, MJ:2, NM, NR, Q, SP
  730. Late of the Pier: Echoclistel Lambietroy [Astralwerks, EP] {2}: NM:18, BL, TH:B-
  731. Late of the Pier: Fantasy Black Channel [Parlophone] {3}: DS, F:5
  732. Eric Lau: New Territories: AM
  733. Lau Lau: Nukkuu [Locust]
  734. Cyndi Lauper: Bring Ya to the Brink [Epic] {3}: AZ:60, BL
  735. Lawgiverz: Data Treat EP [Addic Tech]: PM
  736. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: Angles [Sunday Best] {3}: RC:A-, TH:U
  737. Le Vent du Nord: Dans les Airs [Borealis]: PM
  738. Joelle Leandre/Barre Phillips: A l'improviste [Kadima]
  739. : Kor
  740. Peggy Lee Band: New Code [Drip Audio]: TH:U
  741. John Legend: Evolver
  742. Steve Lehman: On Meaning [Pi -07] {3}: PM, TH:***
  743. Leila: Blood Looms and Blooms [Warp] {4}: AM, PM, SP
  744. Lenka: Lenka: AM
  745. Ted Leo: Rapid Response [Touch & Go]
  746. Dominique Leone: Dominique Leone: SP:****
  747. Les Amazones de Guinee: Wamato [Sterns Africa] {5}: BL, CM, RC:A(7), TH:A-
  748. Jackie Leven: Lovers at the Gun Club [Cooking Vinyl]
  749. Pop Levi: Never Never Love [Counter]
  750. Jeffrey Lewis: 12 Crass Songs {4}: RS, CM, TH:A-
  751. Leona Lewis: Spirit [J] {2}: AZ
  752. Lykke Li: Little Bit EP: SP
  753. Ottmar Liebert: The Scent of Light [Spiritual Subwave]: AZ
  754. Lukas Ligeti: Afrikan Machinery [Tzadik] {2}: W
  755. Lights Out Asia: Eyes Like Brontide [N5md]: AZ
  756. Lightspeed Champion: Falling Off the Lavender Bridge: NM:21
  757. Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials: Full Tilt [Alligator] {2}: AM, AZ
  758. Lil Mama: Voice of the Young People [Jive] {2}: SP:****
  759. Lil Wayne: Dedication 2 [none -06]: BL:****
  760. Lil Wayne: Da Drought 3 [none -07]: BL:****(*)
  761. Lil Wayne: Carter 3 Sessions [The Drought Is Over 2] [none -07]: BL:****
  762. The Lines: Flood Bank [Acute]: AM
  763. : Where You Go I Go Too [Smalltown Supersound] {6}: AM, NR, PF, RA:7
  764. Little Big Town: A Place to Land [Capitol]: AZ
  765. Little Jackie: The Stoop [S-Curve] {3}: AM, AZ
  766. Little Joy: Little Joy [Rough Trade]: AM
  767. The Little Ones: Morning Tide [Chop Shop/Atlantic]: BL
  768. Liverpool Five: Best of the Liverpool Five: AM
  769. Lloyd: Lessons in Love [The Inc/Universal]
  770. Charles Lloyd: Rabo de Nube [ECM] {9}: AM, TH:**
  771. Local H: 12 Angry Months [Shout! Factory]: BL:****
  772. Loco Dice: 7 Dunham Place [Desolat]: RA:10
  773. Locos Por Juana: La Verdad [Universal Music Latino]
  774. Lodger: Life Is Sweet [Slumberland]: AM
  775. The Long Blondes: Couples [Rough Trade]: BL
  776. Lords: Fuck All Y'All Motherfuckers [Blackmarket Activities/Metal Blade]
  777. Lorna: Writing Down Things to Say [Words on Music]: PM
  778. Los Campesinos!: We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed [Arts & Crafts] {2}: AM, NM
  779. Los Lonely Boys: Forgiven
  780. Los Pikadientes de Caborca: Vamonos Pa'l Rio [Sony International] {2}: AZ:72
  781. Lionel Loueke: Karibu [Blue Note] {3}: TH:*
  782. Gary Louris: Vagabonds {2}: AM, RS
  783. Joe Lovano: Symphonica [Blue Note] {3}: TH:**
  784. Demi Lovato: Don't Forget: AM
  785. Love as Laughter: Holy: RS
  786. Love Is All: A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night [What's Your Rupture] {3}: AM, CM, RC:A-
  787. Love Psychedelico: This Is Love Psychedelico: SP
  788. Loved Ones: Build and Burn [Fat Wreck Chords] {2}
  789. Patty Loveless: Sleepless Nights [Saguaro Road] {3}
  790. Lowfish: Frozen & Broken [Noise Factory]
  791. Lowlands: The Last Call
  792. Sylvain Luc/Trio Sud: Young and Fine [Dreyfus]
  793. The Lucksmiths: First Frost [] {2}: AM, PM
  794. Luciano: Fabric 41: AM
  795. Ludacris: Theater of the Mind [Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam]: AM
  796. Robyn Ludwick: Too Much Desire: AM
  797. Luomo: Convivial [Huume] {3}: AM, W
  798. Lupe Fiasco: The Cool [Atlantic -07] {2}: AV:14, TH:A-
  799. Shelby Lynne: Just a Little Lovin' [Lost Highway] {9}: AM, AZ, BL:****, RS, RC:***, TH:*
  800. Lyrics Born: Everywhere at Once [Anti-] {3}: TH:**
  801. Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace [Sony Classical]
  802. Amy MacDonald: This Is the Life [Decca] {2}: BL, TH:*
  803. Doug MacLeod: The Utrecht Sessions
  804. Made Out of Babies: The Ruiner [The End] {2}: AM, PM
  805. Madlib: WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip [K7]: AM
  806. Madonna: Hard Candy [Warner Bros] {7}: AZ, RS:****, TH:**
  807. The Mae Shi: Hlllyh [Team Shi]: PF
  808. Joe Magnarelli: Persistence [Reservoir]
  809. Taj Mahal: Maestro [Heads Up] {2}: AZ, RC:A-
  810. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Apti [Innova] {2}: RS, TH:A-
  811. Giovanni Maier Techicolor: A Turtle Soup [Long Song, 2CD]
  812. Maiysha: This Much Is True [Eusonia] {2}: PM
  813. Major Stars: Mirror/Messenger: SP:****
  814. Makroquarktet: Each Part a Whole: Live at the Stone NYC [Ruby Flower]
  815. Tony Malaby: Tamarindo [Clean Feed -07] {3}: TH:**
  816. Tony Malaby Cello Trio: Warblepeck [Songlines]: TH:*
  817. Pete Malinverni: Invisible Cities [Reservoir]
  818. Man Man: Rabbit Habits [Anti-] {3}: AM, BL, SG
  819. Aimee Mann: @#%&! Smilers [Superego] {7}: AM, BL, MJ, PM, RS, SP
  820. The Mannish Boys: Lowdown Feelin' [Delta Groove]
  821. Marah: Angels of Destruction [Yep Roc] {2}: AM
  822. Margot & the Nuclear So-And-So's: Animal! [Epic]
  823. Ida Maria: Fortress Round My Heart [Waterfall/RCA] {3}: NM:48, P:13
  824. Mariachi Los Camperos: Musica Ranchera: Amor, Dolor y Lagrimas: AM
  825. Phil Markowitz: Catalysis [Sunnyside]: TH:*
  826. Laura Marling: Alas I Cannot Swim [Astralwerks] {7}: AZ:22, NM;14, P:47
  827. The Mars Volta: The Bedlam in Goliath [Universal] {4}: AM, BL, RS
  828. Ellis Marsalis Quartet: An Open Letter to Thelonious [ELM] {2}: TH:B
  829. John Marshall Quintet: Live at "Le Pirate" [Organic Music]
  830. Martha's Trouble: EP [Aisling]
  831. Mates of State: Re-Arrange Us [Barsuk] {5}: AV, P, SP
  832. Stephan Mathieu: Radioland: W
  833. Matmos: The Supreme Balloon [Matador] {2}: AM, SP
  834. Kathy Mattea: Coal [Captain Potato] {5}: AM, PM
  835. The Bennie Maupin Quartet: Early Reflections [Cryptogramophone] {3}: AM, TH:B
  836. Max Tundra: Parallax Error Beheads You [Domino]: PF
  837. Maybe It's Reno: Maybe It's Reno [TeenBeat]
  838. Maybe Monday: Unsquare [Intakt]
  839. John Mayer: Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles [Sony] {2}: RS
  840. Peter Mayer: Still in One Peace [Little Flock]
  841. Marilyn Mazur/Jan Garbarek: Elixir [ECM] {2}: TH:***
  842. Donny McCaslin: Recommended Tools [TH:A-] {4}
  843. Cass McCombs: Dropping the Writ: NM:35
  844. Sandra McCracken: Red Balloon [Towhee]: P:49
  845. McFly: Radio:ACTIVE [Super]
  846. Kate McGarry: If Less is More . . . Nothing is Everything [Palmetto] {2}: TH:C
  847. Stephanie McKay: Tell It Like It Is [Muthas of Invention]
  848. John McLaughlin: Floating Point [Abstract Logix] {2}: TH:**
  849. Jon McLaughlin: OK Now [Island]
  850. James McMurtry: Just Us Kids [Lightning Rod] {6}: AM, PM, JG:9, RC:A-, TH:A-
  851. Joe McPhee/John Heward: Voices - 10 Improvisations [Mode]
  852. Walter Meego: Voyage: SP
  853. Medusa: En Raga Sul [Hawthorne Street/Monotonstudio]
  854. Megasoid: Tank Thong [Weaponshouse]
  855. Brad Mehldau: Live [Nonesuch] {2}: TH:***
  856. John Mellencamp: Life Death Love and Freedom [Hear Music] {7}: AZ, Q, RS:5
  857. Colin Meloy: Colin Meloy Sings Live!: SP:****
  858. Melvins: Nude With Boots: SP
  859. Men Without Pants: Naturally: SP
  860. Menahan Street Band: Make the Road by Walking [Dunham] {2}: MM:31
  861. Vince Mendoza: Blauklang [ACT] {2}: TH:B-
  862. Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6: The Pond [Hatology]
  863. Menya: The Ol' Reach-Around [Menya] {2}: RC:A-(18), TH:***
  864. Mercury Rev: Snowflake Midnight [Yep Roc] {5}: AM, AZ, MJ, NR, U
  865. Tift Merritt: Another Country [Fantasy] {4}: AM, AZ
  866. Meshuggah: Obzen [Nuclear Blast America] {3}: AM, PM
  867. Szilard Mezei Ensemble: Nad/Reed [Red Toucan]
  868. Pat Metheny: Day Trip [Nonesuch] {8}: RS, TH:**
  869. Metro Area: Fabric 43 [Fabric] {2}: AM, MM:32
  870. Metronomy: Nights Out {3}: DS, NM:6
  871. MIA: How Many Votes Fix Mix EP [Interscope]: MM:27
  872. Micky & the Motorcars: Naive
  873. The Microscopic Septet: Lobster Leaps In [Cuneiform] {2}: TH:A-
  874. Malcolm Middleton: Sleight of Hand
  875. The Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction [Definitive Jux] {3}: AM, AZ:43
  876. Miko: Parade [Plop]: AM
  877. Miko: Mika 666 [PPM]
  878. Jason Miles: To Grover, With Love [Koch]: AM, TH:U
  879. Bart Millard: Hymned Again [INO]
  880. Tim Miller: Tim Miler Trio 2
  881. The Million Dollar Orchestra: Better Days [BBE]: AM
  882. Mindless Self Indulgence: If
  883. Minilogue: Animals [Cocoon]: RA
  884. Kylie Minogue: X [Astralwerks] {3}: RS
  885. Bob Mintzer Big Band: Swing Out [MCG Jazz]
  886. Misery Signals: Controller [Ferret]
  887. Lisa Miskovsky: Last Year's Songs [Universal]
  888. Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble: Black Unstoppable [Delmark -07] {2}: TH:B-
  889. Robert Mitchell 3io: The Greater Good
  890. Moby: Last Night [Mute] {6}: AZ, RS:****, RC:***, TH:**
  891. Aidan John Moffat: I Can Hear Your Heart {2}: RS
  892. Mogwai: The Hawk Is Howling [Matador] {4}: AM, DS, NM, NR
  893. Louis Moholo-Moholo: Sibanye (We Are One): Duets With Marilyn Crispell [Intakt] {2}
  894. The Mole: As High as the Sky [Wagon Repair] {2}: RA:5
  895. Juana Molina: Un Dia [Domino] {5}: AM, AZ, PM, TM
  896. Motif: Apo Calypso [Jazzland]
  897. Pete Molinari: A Virtual Landslide [Damaged Goods] {3}: AM, MJ
  898. : Metropolis: The Chase Suite [Special Edition] [Bad Boy] {4}: AM, PM
  899. Monster Bobby: Gaps: SP:****
  900. Hannah Montana: The Best of Both Worlds Concert [Disney]: AZ
  901. John Michael Montgomery: Time Flies {2}: AM
  902. James Moody/Hank Jones: Our Delight [IPO] {3}: TH:**
  903. Daniel Martin Moore: Stray Age [Sub Pop]
  904. Michael Moore: Holocene [Ramboy]: TH:*
  905. Michael Moore/Fred Hersch: This We Know [Palmetto]
  906. Allison Moorer: Mockingbird [New Line]: AZ
  907. Morcheeba: Dive Deep [Ultra]: AM, TH:B
  908. Morgan Heritage: Mission in Progress: AM
  909. Alanis Morissette: Flavors of Entanglement [Warner Bros] {3}: AZ, RS
  910. Morley: Seen: AM
  911. Joshua Morrison: Home: AZ:51
  912. Van Morrison: Keep It Simple [Lost Highway] {4}: AZ, RS, TH:***
  913. Morley: Seen [Wrasse]: AM
  914. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: This Is Our Moosic [Hot Cup] {8}: PM, CM:3, TH:A-
  915. Motley Crue: Saints of Los Angeles [Eleven Seven Music]: AZ
  916. Bob Mould: District Line [Anti] {4}: AM, RS, SP:****
  917. Alex Moulton: Exodus [Expansion Team]: MM:47
  918. Mr Gnome: Deliver This Creature: SP
  919. Jason Mraz: We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things [Atlantic] {5}: AZ:56
  920. Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch [Reprise/WEA] {6}: AM, AZ, RS
  921. The Muggs: On With the Show: AM
  922. : Haydn, Yun: Farewell - Symphonies Nos. 39 and 45/Chamber Symphony I [ECM]
  923. Mugison: Mugiboogie [Ipecac]: P:25
  924. Murcof: The Versailles Sessions: W
  925. Elliott Murphy: Notes From the Underground [Last Call]: PM
  926. James Murphy/Pat Mahoney: Fabriclive.36 [Fabric -07]
  927. Anne Murray: Duets: Friends & Legends [Manhattan]: AZ
  928. David Murray/Mal Waldron: Silence [Justin Time] {5}: AZ, TH:A-
  929. Murs: Murs for President [Warner Bros]
  930. The Music Tapes: Music Tapes for Clouds & Tornadoes {3}: MC, TM:5
  931. The Muslims: The Muslims [1928]: MM:25
  932. Robert Musso: Bob & Friends - DMG 16th Anniversary at the Bowery Poetry Club - September 22 2007 [MuWorks]
  933. Mutlu: Livin' It [Manhattan]: PM
  934. Mystery Jets: Twenty One: NM:8
  935. Nachtmystium: Assassins: Black Meddle, Pt.1 [Century Media] {2}: AM, PM
  936. Nada Surf: Lucky [Barsuk] {5}: AM, AZ:64
  937. Yael Naim: Yael Naim [Atlantic] {2}: AZ:93
  938. Nas & DJ Green Lantern: The Nigger Tape: SP:29
  939. Kate Nash: Made of Bricks [Geffen] {3}: SP:23, RC:A-, TH:A-
  940. Nation Beat: Legends of the Preacher [Modiba]
  941. Willie Nelson: Moment of Forever [Lost Highway] {3}: TH:*
  942. Neon Neon: Stainless Style [Lex] {7}: AM, MJ, NM, NR, PM, U:7
  943. Neptune: Gong Lake
  944. NERD: Seeing Sounds [Star Trak/Interscope] {3}: RC:***, TH:**
  945. Jim Neversink: Shakey Is Good [self-released]
  946. New Bloods: The Secret Life [Kill Rock Stars]
  947. Heidi Newfield: What Am I Waiting For [Curb/Asylum] {4}: AZ, BL, TH:**
  948. David "Fathead" Newman: Diamondhead [HighNote]: AM, TH:B-
  949. The New Year: The New Year [Touch and Go]: AM
  950. Thao Nguyen: We Brave Bee Stings and All [KRS] {5}: NR, P, SP
  951. Nicolay & Kay: Time:Line: AM
  952. Sanna Nielsen: Stronger [Lionheart]
  953. The Night Marchers: See You in Magic [Vagrant] {2}: AM, MJ
  954. Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts, I-IV {6}: RS, SP:****
  955. 9th Wonder & Buckshot: The Formula [Duck Down]: PM
  956. Niyaz: Nine Heavens [Six Degrees]
  957. Nodzzz: Nodzzz [What's Your Rupture?]
  958. No Kids: Come Into My House [Tomlab]: PM
  959. No lo Soporto: [BMG Argentina]
  960. Nomo: Ghost Rock [Ubiquity]: BL
  961. Alva Noto: Unitxt: W
  962. Nouveau Riche: Longtail EP
  963. The Notwist: The Devil, You + Me {2}: SP
  964. Noze: Songs on the Rocks [Get Physical]: MM:37
  965. NQ Arbuckle: XOK [Six Shooter]
  966. Nuts: L'Atelier Tampon Ramier
  967. Oasis: Dig Out Your Soul [Big Brother/Reprise] {7}: AM, MJ, NM, Q, SP
  968. Larry Ochs/Miya Masaoka/Peggy Lee: Spiller Alley [RogueArt]: TH:U
  969. Larry Ochs/Rova Special Sextet/Orkestrova: The Mirror World (For Stan Brakhage) [Metalanguage, 2CD]
  970. Ocote Soul Sounds: The Alchemist Maifesto [ESL Music]: TH:*
  971. : In These Shoes [Zoho]
  972. Arturo O'Farrill/Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Song for Chico [Zoho] {2}: TH:**
  973. The Offspring: Smash: RS
  974. Old Crow Medicine Show: Tennessee Pusher [Nettwerk]: PM
  975. Old 97's: Blame It on Gravity [New West] {6}: AM, RS, SP, RC:A-, TH:A-
  976. Pauline Oliveros/Miya Masaoka: Accordion Koto [Deep Listening]
  977. One Day as a Lion: One Day as a Lion [Anti] {3}: AM, RS:****
  978. Opeth: Watershed [Roadrunner] {7}: AM, BL, PM
  979. Eivind Opsvik: Overseas III [Loyal Label]
  980. The Orb: The Dream [Six Degrees] {2}: AM, PM
  981. Origin: Antithesis [Relapse]
  982. Osborne: Osborne [Spectral Sound] {2}: AM
  983. Orchestra Baobab: Made in Dakar [Nonesuch] {9}: AZ, RS, SP; BE:6, RC:A(11), TH:A-
  984. James Otto: Sunset Man
  985. [original broadway cast]: Passing Strange [Ghostlight] {2}: AM, BL
  986. Our Broken Garden: When Your Blackening Shows: MJ
  987. Oxford Collapse: Bits [Sub Pop]: AM
  988. Onur Ozer: Watergate 01 [Watergate]: MM:49
  989. Paavoharju: Laulu Laakson Kukista: MC
  990. Pacific!: Reveries [Caroline]: AM
  991. Paint It Black: New Lexicon [Jade Tree]
  992. Brad Paisley: Play: The Guitar Album [Arista Nashville/Sony BMG Nashville] {4}: AM
  993. Amanda Palmer: Who Killed Amanda Palmer [Roadrunner] {2}: AZ:37, P:43
  994. Jason Palmer: Songbook: AM
  995. Panic at the Disco: Pretty Odd [Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen] {8}: AM, AZ:82, BL, RS, SP:****
  996. Vanessa Paradis: Divinidylle [Decca International] {2}: AZ:85
  997. Parenthetical Girls: Entanglements [Tomlab]: AM
  998. Evan Parker: Free Zone Appleby 2007 [Psi]
  999. Evan Parker/Transatlantic Art Ensemble: Boustrophedon [ECM] {3}: AM, TH:***
  1000. Maceo Parker: Roots & Grooves [Heads Up, 2CD] {2}: TH:A-
  1001. William Parker: Double Sunrise Over Neptune [AUM Fidelity] {8}: AM, AZ, CM, TH:A
  1002. William Parker Quartet: Petit Oiseau [AUM Fidelity] {5}: PM, CM, TH:A-
  1003. Aaron Parks: Invisible Cinema [Blue Note] {5}: AM, PM, TH:**
  1004. Parts & Labor: Receivers [Jagjaguwar] {2}: AZ:53
  1005. Rosa Passos: Romance [Telarc] {2}: TH:***
  1006. Laura Pausini: Primavera Anticipada [Warner Music Latina]
  1007. Mario Pavone: Trio Arc [Playscape]
  1008. Mario Pavone Double Tenor Quintet: Ancestors [Playscape]
  1009. Nicholas Payton: Into the Blue [Nonesuch] {4}: PM, TH:B
  1010. : Matinee: SP
  1011. Pendulum: In Silico [Warner Bros]
  1012. Pentemple: 0))) Presents . . .: AM
  1013. Perez: It's Happenin' [Zoho] {2}: TH:**
  1014. Danilo Perez: Across the Crystal Sea [Emarcy]: TH:*
  1015. El Perro del Mar: From the Valley to the Stars [The Control Group]: AM
  1016. Peru Negro: Zamba Malato: AM
  1017. Katy Perry: One of the Boys [Capitol] {6}: AZ:46, BL:19, TH:*
  1018. Lee "Scratch" Perry: Repentance [Narnack]: AM
  1019. Lee "Scratch" Perry: Scratch Came, Scratch Saw, Scratch Conquered [Megawave]
  1020. Phantom Orchard: Orra [Tzadik] {2}
  1021. Phantom Planet: Raise the Dead [Fueled by Ramen] {2}: RS
  1022. Sam Phillips: Don't Do Anything [Nonesuch] {3}: MC, PM
  1023. Enrico Pieranunzi: As Never Before [CAM Jazz] {2}: TH:**
  1024. Pilgrim Fathers: Short Circular Walks in the Hope Valley: AM
  1025. Chico Pinheiro & Anthony Wilson: Nova [Goat Hill]: TH:B
  1026. Pink: Funhouse LaFace [AM] {5}
  1027. : Temper [Kranky]: AM
  1028. Pistolera: En Este Camino [Luchadora]: PM
  1029. Plants and Animals: Parc Avenue [Secret City] {2}
  1030. PlayRadioPlay!: Texas [Island]
  1031. Plies: Da REAList [Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic]
  1032. Plover: Plover [plovermusic.com]
  1033. Plush: Fed: MC:3
  1034. Plumb: In My Arms [Curb]
  1035. Pocahaunted: Island Diamonds [Not Not Fun] {2}
  1036. Polar Bear Club: Sometimes Things Just Disappear [Red Leader]
  1037. Robert Pollard: Robert Pollard Is Off to Business [Guided by Voices] {2}: SP
  1038. Ponies in the Surf: See You Happy [Darla]: PM
  1039. Moe Pope/Headnodic: Moe Pope and Headnodic Are Megaphone: AM
  1040. Odean Pope: Serenity [CIMP]
  1041. Populous/Short Stories: Drawn in Basic [Morr Music]: AM
  1042. Portastatic: Some Small History [Merge] {2}: AM
  1043. Portico Quartet: Knee-Deep in the North Sea [Vortex]
  1044. Pram: The Moving Frontier [Domino]: AM
  1045. The Presets: Apocalypso [Modular]
  1046. The Pretenders: Break Up the Concrete [Shangri-La] {3}: AM
  1047. Connie Price & the Keystones: Tell Me Something [Ubiquity]: AM
  1048. Primal Scream: Beautiful Future: NM:37
  1049. Primary 5: High Five [ ]: Neon Tetra
  1050. Prodigy: HNIC Pt 2 {2}: AM, SP
  1051. Bruno Pronsato: Why Can't We Be Like Us? [Hello? Repeat]: RA:9
  1052. Prosumer & Murat Tepeli: Serenity [Ostgut Ton]: RA
  1053. Protest the Hero: Fortress {2}: AM, MC
  1054. Punch Brothers: Punch [Nonesuch]: PM
  1055. Punkt/Sidsel Endresen/Jon Hassell: Live Remixes Vol. 1 [Jazzland]
  1056. Puntillita y el Conjunto Todo Rumbero: A Tribute to Gonzalo Asencio Tio Tom 1919-1991: AM
  1057. The Pussycat Dolls: Doll Domination [Interscope]
  1058. Quantic: Death of the Revolution [Tru Thoughts] {2}: AZ:69
  1059. Quiet Village: Silent Movie [!K7] {4}: AM, RA, MM:29,
  1060. Donovan Quinn & the Thirteenth Month: Donovan Quinn & the Thirteenth Month
  1061. Radiohead: In Rainbows [inrainbows.com] {2}: TH:A-
  1062. Radar Bros: Auditorium [Merge]
  1063. Rafter: Sex Death Cassette [Asthmatic Kitty]: AM
  1064. Raglani: Of Sirens Born [Kranky]
  1065. Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line [Barsuk] {7}: AM, AZ:31, RS, SG [na]
  1066. Ratatat: LP3 [XL] {6}: AM, AZ, BL, NR, SP
  1067. Enrico Rava/Stefano Bollani: The Third Man [ECM] {3}: TH:B
  1068. The Raveonettes: Lust Lust Lust [Vice] {9}: AM, AZ, DS, P, RS, SP, TH:**
  1069. Razorlight: Slipway Fires: Q
  1070. Reckless Kelly: Bulletproof {3}: AM
  1071. Red Snapper: Pale Blue Dot [Lo]: MM:28
  1072. Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves: Roll With You {2}: AM, MJ
  1073. Lou Reed: Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse [Matador]: AM
  1074. Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: Proliferation [482 Music]: TH:A-
  1075. Mike Reed's Loose Assembly: The Speed of Change [482 Music] {2}: TH:***
  1076. Peter Rehberg: Works For GV 2004-2008: W
  1077. Steve Reid: Daxaar [Domino] {2}: AM, TH:A-
  1078. The Ike Reilly Assassination: We Belong to the Staggering Evening [Rock Ridge Music]: RC:***
  1079. Religious Knives: It's After Dark {2}
  1080. Report Suspicious Activity: Destroy All Evidence [Alternative Tentacles/Revolver]: CM
  1081. Re-Up Gang: We Got It 4 Free, Vol. 3 [Re-Up] {2}: CM
  1082. Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Party Intellectuals [Pi]: AM
  1083. Max Richter: 24 Postcards in Full Colour [Fat Cat]
  1084. Tim Ries: Stones World [Sunnyside]
  1085. Terry Riley: The Last Camel In Paris: W
  1086. Jenni Rivera: Jenni [Fonovisa]
  1087. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: SP:****
  1088. Steve Roach: Arc of Passion [Points South Music]: AZ
  1089. Matana Roberts: The Chicago Project [Central Control]: TH:B
  1090. Duke Robillard: A Swingin Session With Duke Robillard [Stony Plain] {2}: AM, TH:A-
  1091. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: SP:34
  1092. Robyn: Rakamonie [Cherry Tree]: AM
  1093. Pete Rock: NY's Finest [Caroline]: AZ
  1094. Rocket from the Crypt: R.I.P. [Vagrant]: AM
  1095. Rodriguez: Cold Fact [Light in the Attic]: AZ:98
  1096. Carrie Rodriguez: She Ain't Me [Blue Note/EMI]
  1097. The Rolling Stones: Shine a Light [Interscope] {2}: AZ, RS:****, TH:B
  1098. Roommate: We Were Enchanted [Plug Research]: AM
  1099. Rootz Underground: Movement: AM
  1100. ROVA Saxophone Quartet: The Juke Box Suite [Not Two]
  1101. Rose Tattoo: Blood Brothers [Wacken]
  1102. Kurt Rosenwinkel: The Remedy [ArtistShare] {3}
  1103. Royal Bangs: We Breed Champions [Audio Eagle]
  1104. The Royal We: The Royal We [Domino]: AM
  1105. RTX: JJ Got Live RaTX [Drag City]
  1106. Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Avatar [Blue Note] {3}: TH:**
  1107. The Ruby Suns: Sea Lion [Sub Pop]: AM
  1108. Darius Rucker: Learn to Live [Capitol Nashville] {4}: AZ
  1109. Xavier Rudd: Dark Shades of Blue [Anti]: AM
  1110. Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures: Dream Garden [Justin Time] {3}: AM
  1111. The Rumble Strips: Girls and Weather: SP:****
  1112. Todd Rundgren: Arena [Hi Fi] {3}: AM, AZ
  1113. Justin Rutledge: Man Descending [Six Shooter]
  1114. RZA as Bobby Digital: Digi Snacks [Koch] {3}: AM, BL
  1115. Sacred Earth: Wind of the East [Red Feather]: AZ
  1116. The Sacred Shakers: The Sacred Shakers [Signature Sounds]: PM
  1117. Curtis Salgado: Clean Getaway [Shanachie]: AZ, TH:B
  1118. David Sanborn: Here and Gone [Decca] {2}
  1119. Angelica Sanchez: Life Between [Clean Feed] {3}: TH:**
  1120. David Sanchez: Cultural Survival [Concord Picante] {2}: TH:**
  1121. Santastic 4: Santastic 4 [santastic4.com]
  1122. Santogold & Diplo: Top Ranking: P:24
  1123. Sao Paulo Underground: The Principle of Intrusive Relationships: W
  1124. : Mediocre [WEA International] {3}: AZ:99, TH:B-
  1125. Heikki Sarmanto: Moonflower: AM
  1126. The Saturdays: Chasing Lights [Fascination/Polydor/Universal]
  1127. Saviours: Into Abaddon [Kemado]: BL:****
  1128. Saxophone Summit: Seraphic Light [Telarc] {2}: TH:B
  1129. Scarface: Made: SP
  1130. Scarface: Emeritus: AM
  1131. Scars on Broadway: Scars on Broadway [Interscope] {3}: RS
  1132. Jenny Scheinman: Crossing the Field [Koch]: BL
  1133. Alexander Von Schlippenbach Trio: Gold Is Where You Find It [Intakt]
  1134. Alexander Von Schlippenbach/Eddie Prevost: Blackheath [Matchless]
  1135. Rob Schneiderman: Glass Enclosure [Reservoir]
  1136. School of Language: Sea from Shore [Thrill Jockey]: AM
  1137. School of Seven Bells: Alpinisms [Ghostly International] {3}: AM, NM:41
  1138. Scorces: I Turn Into You: W
  1139. Scorch Trio: Brolt [Rune Grammofon]
  1140. Tom Scott: Cannon Re-Loaded: An All-Star Celebration of Cannonball Adderley [Concord Jazz] {2}: TH:**
  1141. George Schuller: Like Before, Somewhat After [Playscape] {2}
  1142. Scrapomatic: Sidewalk Caesars [Landslide]: AZ
  1143. Scuba: A Mutual Antipathy [Hotflush]: RA
  1144. The Sea and Cake: Car Alarm [Thrill Jockey] {2}: NR
  1145. Seasick Steve: I Started Out With Nothin' and I Still Got Most of It Left: MJ
  1146. Sebadoh: Bubble & Scrape: RS:****
  1147. Secret Chiefs 3: Xaphan: "Book of Angels" Vol. 9 [Tzadik]
  1148. Secret Machines: Secret Machines [World's Fair]: BL
  1149. Pete Seeger: At 89: AM
  1150. Trygve Seim/Frode Haltli: Yeraz [ECM] {2}: TH:**
  1151. The Selmanaires: The Air Salesman: SP
  1152. Seprewa Kasa: Seprewa Kasa [Riverboat] {2}: BE:4
  1153. The Service Industry: Limited Coverage [Sauspop] {3}: TH:**
  1154. Ron Sexsmith: Exit Strategy of the Soul [Yep Roc]
  1155. SFJazz Collective: SFJazz Collective Live 2008 [SFJazz]
  1156. The Shackeltons: The Shackeltons: SP:****
  1157. Shades of Brown: S.O.B. [Dusty Groove]: AM
  1158. The Shakes: The Rise and Fall of Modern Living: AM
  1159. Jamshied Sharifi: One [Ceres]: AZ, TH:*
  1160. Amanda Shaw: Pretty Runs Out [Rounder]
  1161. Shed: Shedding the Past [Ostgut Ton]: RA:1
  1162. Matthew Shipp Quartet: Cosmic Suite [Not Two] {3}: CM
  1163. Shy Child: Noise Won't Stop: SP
  1164. Sia: Some People Have Real Problems [Hear Music] {2}
  1165. Sic Alps: USEZ {3}: W, U
  1166. Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors [Cryptogramophone] {3}: AM, PM, TH:*
  1167. The Sight Below: Glider [Ghostly International] {2}: AM
  1168. Sightings: Through the Panama: SP
  1169. The Silent Years: The Globe
  1170. Silver Jews: Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea [Drag City] {3}: AM, P:32, SP:**** [na]
  1171. Simian Mobile Disco: Fabriclive.41 [Fabric]: AM
  1172. Alina Simone: Everyone Is Crying Out to Me Beware
  1173. Simply Saucer: Half Human, Half Live: AM
  1174. Ashlee Simpson: Bittersweet World: AM
  1175. Guilty Simpson: Ode to the Ghetto [Stones Throw]: AZ
  1176. Singer: Unhistories: SP
  1177. Alex Sipiagin: Out of the Circle [Sunnyside]: AM, TH:*
  1178. Asaf Sirkis Trio: The Monk [ SAM Productions]: TH:U
  1179. Buraka Som Sistema: Black Diamond [Enchufada/Fabric/Sony BMG]
  1180. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder: Honoring the FAthers of Bluegrass, Tribute to 1946 and 1947
  1181. Alan Skidmore Quartet: Impressions of John Coltrane: Live at the Fleece [ITM, 2CD]
  1182. Skyphone: Avellaneda [Rune Grammofon]
  1183. Slaves to Gravity: Scatter the Crow [Gravitas]
  1184. Slipknot: All Hope Is Gone [Roadrunner]
  1185. Sloan: Parallel Play [Yep Roc] {3}: AM
  1186. Patti Smith/Kevin Shields: The Coral Sea [TBC] {2}: AM, SP:****, TH:*
  1187. Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet: Tabligh [Cuneiform] {7}: CM, TH:**
  1188. Willie "Big Eyes" Smith: Born in Arkansas
  1189. The Smittens: The Coolest Thing About Love [Happy Happy Birthday to Me]: PM
  1190. Gary Smulyan: High Noon [The Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine]: Reservoir
  1191. Todd Snider: Peace Queer [Aimless]: BL
  1192. Snoop Dogg: Ego Trippin' {2}: RS
  1193. Snorkel: Glass Darkly
  1194. Phoebe Snow: Live [Verve Forecast]: PM
  1195. Soda Stereo: Gira: Me Veras Volver [Norte]
  1196. Sol Y Canto: Cada dia un regalo [MusicAmador]
  1197. Martial Solal Trio: Longitude [CAM Jazz] {2}: TH:***
  1198. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Pershing: SP
  1199. Son Ambulance: [Saddle Creek] {2}: AM, SP
  1200. Sonic Openings Under Pressure: Muhheankuntuk [Clean Feed -07] {2}: CM, TH:***
  1201. Sonic Youth: J'Accuse Ted Hughes
  1202. Sons and Daughters: This Gift [Domino] {3}: AM, SP
  1203. Tyshawn Sorey: That/Not [Firehouse 12 [-07]] {2}: TH:A-
  1204. JD Souther: If the World Was You Slow Curve [AM]
  1205. Clarence Spady: Just Between Us [Severn]
  1206. Esperanza Spalding: Esperanza [Heads Up] {3}: AZ:29, TH:*
  1207. Spank Rock and Benny Blanco: Bangers & Cash: SP
  1208. Sparks: Exotic Creatures of the Deep [Lil Beethoven]
  1209. Sam Sparro: Sam Sparro [Universal Republic] {2}
  1210. Britney Spears: Circus [Jive] {3}: AM
  1211. Chris Speed/Chris Cheek/Stephane Furic Leibovici: Jugendstil [ESP Disk]
  1212. Spiritualized: Songs in A and E [Universal/Sanctuary] {3}: NM, NR:10, SP
  1213. Splashgirl: Doors Keys [AIM]
  1214. Spoon: Daytrotter Session [daytrotter.com]: MM:12
  1215. Spring Heel Jack: Songs & Themes [Thirsty Ear]: TH:*
  1216. Rick Springfield: Venus in Overdrive [New Door]
  1217. Squarepusher: Just a Souvenir [Warp] {2}: AM
  1218. SSM: Break Your Arm for Evolution [Alive]: AZ:66
  1219. Ralph Stanley II: This One Is Two
  1220. Mavis Staples: Live: Hope at the Hideout [Anti] {5}: AM, AZ
  1221. Starling Electric: Clouded Staircase [Bar/None]: AM
  1222. Ringo Starr: Liverpool 8: RS
  1223. The Steeldrivers: The Steeldrivers [Rounder] {2}: PM
  1224. Bobo Stenson Trio: Cantando [ECM]: TH:***
  1225. Stereo Image: Stereo Image: W
  1226. Stereolab: Chemical Chords [4AD]: AM
  1227. Marnie Stern: This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It And She I [Kill Rock Stars] {8}: AM, BL, NR, PF, TM
  1228. Corinne Stevie: The Oddity
  1229. Stevie B: Running for Miles
  1230. Grant Stewart: Young at Heart [Sharp Nine]
  1231. Mark Stewart: Edit {2}: W
  1232. The Stills: Oceans Will Rise [Arts & Crafts] {4}: AM, BL, DS
  1233. Kelley Stoltz: Circular Sounds [Sub Pop] {2}: AM
  1234. The Stone Quartet: DMG @ The Stone Vol 1: December 22 2006 [DMG/ARC] {3}: TH:**
  1235. George Strait: Troubadour [MCA Nashville] {3}: AM, AZ, TH:*
  1236. The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed [Vice] {5}: AM, BL, SP
  1237. Subtle: ExitingARM: SP
  1238. The Subways: All or Nothing [Warner Bros]
  1239. Sugababes: Catfights and Spotlights [Universal/Island]
  1240. SugaRush Beat Company: SugaRush Beat Company [Sony BMG]
  1241. Jazmine Sullivan: Fearless [J Records] {4}: AM
  1242. Sun Kil Moon: April [Caldo Verde] {3}: AV:16, P:8
  1243. Super Furry Animals: Hey Venus! [Rough Trade]
  1244. Supergrass: Diamond Hoo Ha [Astralwerks] {2}: AM
  1245. Matthew Sweet: Sunshine Lies [Shout! Factory]: AM
  1246. Switches: Lay Down the Law [Interscope]: BL
  1247. The Sword: Gods of the Earth {2}: RS, SP
  1248. Tab the Band: Pulling Out Just Enough to Win {2}: RS
  1249. Takka Takka: Migration
  1250. Tall Firs: Too Old to Die Young [Ecstatic Peace!]: AM
  1251. The Tallest Man on Earth: Shallow Grave [Gravitation] {2}: P, PF
  1252. Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Chun [Libra] {2}: TH:***
  1253. Tape: Luminarium [Harpa]: MM:17
  1254. Tapes N' Tapes: Walk It Off
  1255. Howard Tate: Blue Day [Evidence]: AM
  1256. James Taylor: Covers [Hear Music]: AZ
  1257. Otis Taylor: Recapturing the Banjo [Telarc] {2}: AM [na]
  1258. Susan Tedeschi: Back to the River: AM
  1259. The Teenagers: Reality Check [XL] {3}: BL, TH:*
  1260. Sebastien Tellier: Sexuality [Record Makers]
  1261. Tenth Avenue North: Over and Underneath [Reunion]
  1262. Anna Ternheim: Halfway to Fivepoints [Decca]
  1263. Thao [Nguyen]: We Brave Bee Sings and All [Kill Rock Stars] {3}: AM, AZ:32
  1264. The-Dream: Love/Hate [Def Jam -07] {2}: AM, TH:*
  1265. Thee Oh Sees: The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In
  1266. These New Puritans: Beat Pyramid [Domino] {5}: AM, BL, DS, SP
  1267. Robin Thicke: Something Else [Star Trak/Interscope] {2}: AM
  1268. Thievery Corporation: Radio Retaliation [Eighteenth Street]: AZ
  1269. The Thing/Ken Vandermark: Immediate Sound [Smalltown Superjazz]
  1270. The Thing: Now And Forever [Smalltown Superjazz, 3CD]: TH:U
  1271. Think of One: Camping Shaabi [Crammed Disc] {2}: AZ:41
  1272. Third Day: Revelation [Essential]
  1273. Irma Thomas: Simply Grand: RS
  1274. Thomas Function: Celebration: AM
  1275. Teddy Thompson: A Piece of What You Need [Verve Forecast] {4}: MC, TH:**
  1276. Paul Thorn: A Long Way From Tupelo
  1277. Those Dancing Days: In Our Space Hero Suits [Wichita]
  1278. 3 Doors Down: 3 Doors Down [Universal] {2}: AZ
  1279. Three 6 Mafia: Last 2 Walk: RS
  1280. Throw Me the Statue: Moonbeams [Secretly Canadian] {2}: AZ:16
  1281. Thrice: Alchemy Index, Vol. 3 & 4: Air and Earth [Vagrant]
  1282. TI: Paper Trail [Grand Hustle/Atlantic] {7}: AZ, PM, RC:A-(17)
  1283. Tilly and the Wall: 0 [Teamlove] {2}: SP
  1284. Times New Viking: Rip If Off [Matador] {6}: AM, DS, PF, SP, TM:8
  1285. Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw [Constellation]: AM
  1286. The Ting Tings: We Started Nothing [Columbia] {5}: AZ:34, RS
  1287. Tipper: Wobble Factor [Tippermusic]: PM
  1288. Keith Tippett/Paul Dunmall/Julie Tippetts: Dartington Trio: Live at the BBC/Live at the Vortex [FMR]
  1289. Tipsy: Buzzz [Ipecac]: AM
  1290. Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances [Troubleman Unlimited] {2}: NR, PF
  1291. T-99: Vagabonds [Nugene]
  1292. Mia Doi Todd: Gea: SP
  1293. Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders: Holdin Onto Trouble's Hand [Rankoutsider]
  1294. Shugo Tokumaru: Exit [Almost Gold] {2}: MC:6, PM
  1295. Rolo Tomassi: Hysterics: DS
  1296. The Tonic Rays: The Tonic Rays [thetonicrays.com]
  1297. Torche: Meanderthal [Hydra Head] {3}: AM, PM
  1298. Emiliana Torrini: Me and Armini [Rough Trade] {2}: BL
  1299. Tokio Hotel: Scream: RS
  1300. Tokyo Police Club: Elephant Shell [Saddle Creek] {4}: AM, RC:A-, MM:45, TH:A-
  1301. Torche: Meanderthal [Hydra Head] {2}: P:34, SP:****
  1302. Toumast: Ishumar [Real World] {3}: RC:A-, TH:A-
  1303. Toxic Holocaust: An Overdose of Death [Relapse]
  1304. Randy Travis: Around the Bend [Warner Bros] {5}: PM
  1305. Tricky: Knowle West Boy [Domino] {7}: AM, BL, W, TH:***
  1306. Trio X: 10 Years of Trio X Live [CIMP, 7CD] {2}
  1307. Vassilis Tsabropoulos: Melos [ECM]
  1308. Tussle: Cream Cuts [Smalltown Supersound]: AM
  1309. Twilight Sad: Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did [Fat Cat]: AM
  1310. Two Cow Garage: Speaking in Cursive
  1311. 2562: Aerial [Tectonic]: F
  1312. Dan Tyminski: Wheels [Rounder] {3}: PM
  1313. McCoy Tyner: Guitars [McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note] {3}
  1314. : Land: AM
  1315. The Uglysuit: The Uglysuit [Quarterstick] {3}: AM
  1316. Jakob Ullmann: Voice, Books And FIRE 3: W
  1317. Usher: Here I Stand [LaFace] {2}: BL:26
  1318. Vajra: Live: W
  1319. Bebo Valdes/Javier Colina: Live at the Village Vanguard [Calle 54/Norte] {3}: AM, TH:***
  1320. Vandermark 5: Beat Reader [Atavistic] {4}: CM, TH:A-
  1321. Chad VanGaalen: Soft Airplane [Sub Pop] {2}: SG
  1322. Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard
  1323. Fred Van Hove: Journey [Psi]
  1324. Monica Vasconcelos: Hih: AM
  1325. Phil Vassar: Prayer of a Common Man [Universal] {2}
  1326. Nick Vayenas: Synesthesia [World Culture Music]: AM, TH:B
  1327. Julieta Venegas: MTV Unplugged [Sony International] {3}: AM, AZ
  1328. The Verve: Forth [On Your Own] {4}: BL, NM, Q
  1329. The Very Best: Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit are the Very Best [Radioclit] {2}: PF
  1330. Vetiver: Thing of the Past {2}: AM
  1331. Mack Vickery: Live at the Alabama Women's Prison: AM
  1332. Abe Vigoda: Skeleton: MJ
  1333. Ricardo Villalobos: Fabric 36: SP
  1334. Ricardo Villalobos: Vasco [Perlon]: RA
  1335. Rhonda Vincent: Good Thing Going [Rounder] {2}: PM
  1336. The Virgins: The Virgins {2}: RS:****, SP
  1337. Vivian Girls: Vivian Girls [In The Red] {7}: AM, AZ, BL, PF
  1338. Volbeat: Guitar, Gangsters & Cadillac Blood [Target Distribution]
  1339. Andy Votel: Brazilika: AM
  1340. Waco Brothers: Waco Express Live & Kickin' at Schuba's Tavern [Bloodshot]
  1341. Rob Wagner: Trio [Valid]
  1342. Loudon Wainwright III: Recovery [Yep Roc] {2}: RS, TH:A-
  1343. Martha Wainwright: I Know You're Married, but I've Got Feelings Too [Zoe/Rounder] {5}: BL, PM, RS, SP, TH:B-
  1344. Wale: The Mixtape About Nothing {6}: BL, PF, PM
  1345. Butch Walker: Sycamore Meadows [Original Signal] {2}: AM
  1346. Joe Louis Walker: Witness to the Blues
  1347. The War on Drugs: Wagonwheel Blues [Secretly Canadian] {2}
  1348. Leon Ware: Moon Ride [Stax] {2}: AM, TH:*
  1349. Was (Not Was): Boo! [Rykodisc] {2}: AM, TH:*
  1350. Marcin Wasilewski: January [ECM] {3}: TH:***
  1351. Sadao Watanabe: Basie's at Night [Koch]: AZ
  1352. Watermelon Slim & the Workers: No Paid Holidays {2}: AM
  1353. Geraint Watkins: In a Bad Mood [Gold Top]
  1354. Bobby Wayne: Soul Station [Bone Dog]
  1355. Jimmy Wayne: Do You Believe Me Now [Valory Music Co]
  1356. We the People: Too Much Noise [Sundazed] {2}: AM
  1357. A Weather: Cove [Team Love]: PM
  1358. The Wedding Present: El Rey [Suretone/Geffen] {2}: SP
  1359. The Week That Was: The Week That Was [Memphis Industries] {2}: AM, MJ:8, U
  1360. The Weepies: Hideaway
  1361. Weezer: Weezer (Red Album) [Geffen] {6}: AM, AZ, SP
  1362. Paul Weller: 22 Dreams [Yep Roc] {5}: AM, MJ:3, Q, U:10, TH:B
  1363. Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak [Roc-A-Fella] {5}: NR, PF, SG
  1364. Paul Westerberg: 49:00 [Dry Wood Music]
  1365. Wetnurse: Invisible City [Seventh Rule]: PM
  1366. The Whigs: Mission Control [ATO] {4}: SP, JG:2
  1367. The Whipshaws: 60 Watt Avenue
  1368. Harry Whitaker: One Who Sees All Things [Smalls] {2}: TH:U
  1369. Jim White: Transnormal Skiperoo: SP
  1370. TH White: The Private Spotlight: SP
  1371. White Denim: Workout Holiday {3}: U
  1372. Whitesnake: Good to Be Bad [Steamhammer/SPV]: AZ
  1373. Why?: Alopecia [Anticon] {7}: DS:7, PM, SG, SL:10, SP, TM
  1374. Havard Wiik: The Arcades Project [Jazzland]
  1375. Wild Beasts: Limbo, Panto [Domino] {3}: DS, PM, U
  1376. Wilderness: (k)no(w)here [Jagjaguwar]: AM
  1377. Corey Wilkes: Drop It [Delmark] {2}: TH:***
  1378. Jessica Williams: Deep Monk [Red and Blue]
  1379. White Williams: Smoke: DS
  1380. Larry Willis: The Offering [HighNote]: AM, TH:B
  1381. Spike Wilner: 3 to Go: AM
  1382. Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun [Capitol/EMI] {3}: RS, U
  1383. Cassandra Wilson: Loverly [Blue Note] {8}: AZ, PM, TH:A-
  1384. Tony Wilson 6tet: Pearls Before Swine [Drip Audio -07]: TH:B
  1385. Windy & Carl: Songs for the Broken Hearted [Kranky]: NR
  1386. Norma Winstone: Distances [ECM] {2}: TH:**
  1387. Steve Winwood: Nine Lives [Sony]: AZ
  1388. Wire: Object 47 [Pink Flag] {4}: BL, NR, SP [na]
  1389. Wisin y Yandel: Los Extraterrestres: Otra Dimension [Machete Music]: AZ
  1390. Witch: Paralyzed: AM
  1391. Wolf Parade: Kissing the Beehive [Sub Pop] {9}: AM, AV, BL, RS, SG, SP [na]
  1392. The Wombats: The Wombats Proudly Present . . . a Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation: SP
  1393. Women: Women [Jagjaguwar] {2}: TM
  1394. Chris Wood: Trespasser [Ruf]
  1395. Woodbox Gang: Drunk as Dragons [Alternative Tentacles]
  1396. Woodhands: Heart Attack [Paper Bag]: BL
  1397. Woven Hand: Ten Stones [Sounds Familyre] {2}: AZ, PM
  1398. Raphael Wressnig/Alex Schultz: Don't Be Afraid to Groove [Koch]
  1399. Lizz Wright: The Orchard [Verve Forecast] {4}: AZ, PM
  1400. The Wrights: The Wrights/In the Summertime [ACR/Tour]
  1401. The Wrong Object: Stories From the Shed [MoonJune]
  1402. Wussy: Left for Dead [Shake It [-07]] {3}: CM, JG:1
  1403. Steve Wynn: Crossing Dragon Bridge [Blue Rose] {5}: AM, PM, TH:**
  1404. Xiu Xiu: Women as Lovers [Kill Rock Stars] {2}: AM, SP
  1405. Eri Yamamoto: Duologue [AUM Fidelity] {2}: PM, TH:**
  1406. Eri Yamamoto: Redwoods [AUM Fidelity] {2}: TH:**
  1407. Trisha Yearwood: Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love
  1408. Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals: MJ
  1409. Yelle: Pop Up [Source/Caroline]
  1410. Yellow Swans: Deterioration
  1411. Yip-Yip: Two Kings of the Same Kingdom [Saf]: AM
  1412. Yo! Majesty: Futuristically Speaking . . . Never Be Afraid [Domino]: BL
  1413. Yoav: Charmed & Strange [Verve Forecast]: AZ:75
  1414. James Yorkston: When the Haar Rolls In [Domino] {4}: AM, U
  1415. Jacob Young: Sideways [ECM]: AM, TH:*
  1416. Will Young: Let It Go [19/RCA]
  1417. Young Jeezy: The Recession [Def Jam] {5}: AM, BL
  1418. Young Knives: Superabundance [Rykodisc/Transgressive] {2}: BL, SP
  1419. Your Vegas: A Town and Two Cities [Universal]: AZ:76
  1420. Youthmovies: Good Nature [Drowned in Sound]: PM
  1421. Yuganaut: This Musicship [ESP-Disk]: TH:U
  1422. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu: Gurrumul [Skinnyfish Music]
  1423. Dan Zanes: Nueva York [Festival Five]
  1424. Zazen Boys: Zazen Boys 4 [Matsuri Studio]: TM
  1425. : Awake [Marsalis Music] {2}
  1426. Eliot Zigmund: Breeze [Steeplechase]
  1427. Pete Zimmer Quartet: Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory [Tippin']
  1428. Zombie Zombie: A Land for Renegades
  1429. Zomby: Where Were U in 92? [Werk Discs] {2}: F:3, MM:15
  1430. John Zorn: The Dreamers [Tzadik] {4}: AM, TH:**
  1431. John Zorn: FilmWorks XXII: The Last Supper [Tzadik]
  1432. John Zorn: The Crucible [Tzadik]

Lists Consulted

All mentions are counted; for minor lists that's all. Symbols in brackets are noted, usually with a rank order; for RC and TH a grade. Metacritic comes first; its score (when known) in parens. Grades are last. Other rankings in between.

  • All Music Guide [AM]: monthly Editor's Choice lists {1-11}; blog favorites: americana, blues, country, electronic, garage rock, hip-hop/rap, jazz, jazz reissues, latin, metal, pop, r&b, reggae, rock
  • Amazon.com [AZ]: Editor's picks 10/100, plus genre mentions
  • AV Club (Onion) [AV]: 10/30
  • Blender [BL]: 10/33, some ratings from ***(*)
  • Delusions of Adequacy [DA]: 10
  • Drowned in Sound [DS]: 10/50
  • Fact [F]: 10/20
  • Filter [FL]: 10/10
  • Metacritic [MC]: 10/30
  • Mojo [MJ]: 10/50
  • NME [NM]: 10/50
  • No Ripcord [NR]: 10/50
  • Paste [P]: 10/50
  • Pitchfork [PF]: 10/50
  • PopMatters [PM]: 10/60; also: British, electronic, hip-hop, indie pop, jazz, metal, reissues, singer-songwriter, women over 40, world music
  • Q [Q]: 10/50
  • Resident Advisor [RA]: 10/20
  • Rolling Stone [RS:10/50], some ratings from ***(*)
  • Slant [SL]: 10
  • Spin [SP]: 10/40]; some ratings from ***(*)
  • Stereogum [SG]: 10/50
  • Tiny Mixed Tapes [TM]: 10/25
  • Uncut [U]: 10/50
  • Under the Radar [UR]: 10
  • The Wire [W]: 10/50

Finally, some individual critics lists, and for Christgau and myself grades.

  • Robert Christgau: Consumer Guide [RC], counted ≥ *, (1-20) from Slate
  • Banning Eyre: [BE:10]: best African music (NPR)
  • Jason Gross: [JG:1-10] plus rest
  • Tom Hull: A-list [TH]: all grades noted, counted ≥ **
  • Michaelangelo Matos [MM:1-50]
  • Chris Monsen: [CM:10]: best of year list

And some other miscellaneous critics lists were simply counted: Afropop Worldwide, All About Jazz (C Michael Bailey, John Kelman, David Orthmann), Beware the Sax Solo, Billboard (Chuck Eddy, Wayne Robbins, Ken Tucker, Mikael Wood; 48 other critics, except for a few, with votes allocated 1:1-5, 2:6-10, 3:11-15), Biomusicosophy, CMT (Alison Bonaguro, Chet Flippo, Edward Morris, Craig Shelburne), Country Music Central, Distractions, Downtown Music Gallery (Bruce Gallanter), Dusted (Otis Hart, Derek Taylor), Ear Candy (Travis Hay), Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt, Chris Willman), Exclaim!, The Factual Opinion, Fishpork, The Flashlight, Free Jazz, Sasha Frere-Jones, Fuzzy Lion, Indie Music Filter, Jazz & Blues Music Reviews (incl HM), Jazz Beyond Jazz (Howard Mandel), Jazz.com (Ted Gioia), Jazz Journalists Association (David Adler, Nancy Barrell, James Hale, Geoffrey Himes, Lyn Horton, Largehearted Boy, Bill Milkowski), Meaningful Distraction, Nashville Cream (country), New York Post, New York Times (Jon Caramanica, Nate Chinen, Jon Pareles, Ben Ratliff), Bob Putignano, Hank Shteamer, W Royal Stokes), NPR (Nick Francis), A Pretty Good Guy, The Pulse, Rough Trade, Salacious Sound, Slate (Fred Kaplan, Jody Rosen), UGO, The Think Tank, Vibe Source, Wires and Waves.