EOY List Aggregate: 2017 New Music

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Ranking

  1. Kendrick Lamar: Damn (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope) {114}: AS:10, AV:1, CS:2, DJB:1, Dr:3, DS:18, EW:2, GB:35, I:7, LQ:11, Mj:7, N:2, NDN:4, NME:3, P:2, Pc:11, PMA:5, Q:1, RM:68, RS:1, RT:45, Sg:2, Sk:1, Sl:1, SR:32, U:3, Up:4W:41; am:+, ex_h:1, hmv:+, nt:5, ny_c:14, ny_p:6, pm_h:1, ti:2, ust:3 -- TH:A-
  2. Lorde: Melodrama (Lava/Republic) {83}: AV:17, CS:1, DS:28, EW:1, Ex:4, FO:30, I:2, LQ:7, N:10, NDN:3, NME:1, PMA:1, Q:4, RS:2, Sg:1, Sk:3, Sl:7, U:18, Up:1; am:+, hmv:+, ny_c:10, ny_p:7, pm_p:7, ti:5, ust:1 -- TH:A-
  3. LCD Soundsystem: American Dream (DFA/Columbia) {81}: AV:20, AS:11, CS:40, Dr:26, DS:27, EW:6, Ex:5, FO:6, LQ:20, Mj:1, NDN:14, NME:5, P:8, Pc:2, PMA:3, Q:2, Qt:44, RM:2, RS:5, RT:37, Sg:9, Sk:6, Sl:8, SR:5, U:1; am:+, hmv:+, nt:1, ti:10 -- TH:**
  4. SZA: Ctrl (Top Dawg/RCA) {80}: AV:5, CS:7, DJB:3, DS:42, EW:3, GB:28, I:5, LQ:10, N:1, NDN:1, NME:7, P:25, PCr:4, PMA:8, Q:27, Qt:68, RM:65, RS:20, Sg:5, Sk:2, Sl:15, U:53, Up:2; am:+, ex_s:1, hmv:+, ny_c:2, ny_p:8, ti:1, ust:5 -- TH:**
  5. St Vincent: Masseduction (Loma Vista) {78}: AS:8, AV:2, CS:6, DS:4, EW:4, Ex:8, FO:21, I:14, LQ:18, Mj:6, N:9, NDN:11, NME:11, P:34, PCr:2, PMA:2, Q:6, RS:18, Sg:14, Sk:13, Sl:2, U:9, Up:6; am:+, hmv:1, nt:+, ny_p:1, pm_p:6, ust:7 -- TH:A-
  6. Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory (Def Jam) {55}: AV:9, CS:4, DJB:17, EW:7, GB:12, I:16, LQ:5, N:25, NDN:2, NME:15, PMA:4, Qt:30, RS:28, RT:70, Sg:18, Sk:8, Sl:3, Up:10; am:+, ex_h:2, ny_p:10, pm_h:5, ust:8 -- TH:**
  7. Father John Misty: Pure Comedy (Sub Pop) {48}: Dr:29, DS:71, EW:19, Ex:11, FO:4, LQ:23, Mj:48, NDN:17, NME:4, P:3, Pc:89, PMA:10, Q:7, RM:44, RS:19, RT:23, Sg:22, Sk:50, Sl:20, SR:43, U:13, Up:5; hmv:+, nt:2, ust:6 -- TH:B-
  8. The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic) {45}: AS:22, AV:3, CS:20, Dr:52, DS:96, Ex:9, FO:41, I:28, Mj:49, NDN:10, NME:39, P:23, Pc:8, PMA:6, Q:23, RM:31, Sg:6, Sk:49, SR:36, U:2, Up:3; hmv:+, nt:7, pm_k:3 -- TH:B
  9. The National: Sleep Well Beast (4AD) {44}: AS:6, AV:14, CS:36, Dr:48, DS:65, Ex:19, FO:2, I:22, Mj:12, NDN:24, NME:13, Pc:33, PMA:12, Q:10, RS:11, RT:14, Sg:32, U:7, Up:13; hmv:+, nt:3, pm_k:8, ust:10 -- TH:***
  10. Slowdive: Slowdive (Dead Oceans) {41}: CS:5, Dr:28, DS:22, Ex:3, FO:5, LQ:33, N:58, NDN:9, P:16, Pc:3, PMA:16, RM:3, RT:53, Sg:15, SR:11, U:11; hmv:+, nt:8 -- TH:*
  11. Sampha: Process (Young Turks) {39}: AV:12, CS:35, DJB:2, Dr:34, DS:90, FO:31, I:18, Mj:35, N:4, NDN:7, NME:23, P:10, Pc:26, Q:14, RT:12, Sk:5, Up:27; am:+, ex_s:2, hmv:+ -- TH:*
  12. Thundercat: Drunk (Brainfeeder) {36}: CS:33, DJB:29, Dr:4, DS:12, FO:43, I:25, LQ:16, Mj:21, N:98, NDN:23, NME:50, Pc:24, Q:25, RM:88, RT:9, Sg:47, Sk:9, Sl:18, SR:13, U:42; ex_s:3, hmv:+, ny_u:14 -- TH:*
  13. Perfume Genius: No Shape (Matador) {32}: AS:24, CS:17, Dr:100, DS:25, EW:15, FO:18, I:4, Mj:29, N:52, NME:24, PMA:13, RM:43, Sg:4, Sk:4, U:70, Up:28; pm_i:8, ti:3 -- TH:B-
  14. Kelela: Take Me Apart (Warp) {31}: CS:11, DJB:16, Dr:62, DS:88, EW:11, GB:42, N:8, Pc:72, PCr:9, PMA:11, Qt:6, RT:19, Sg:26, Sk:48, SR:28, Up:38; ex_s:4 -- TH:**
  15. King Krule: The OOZ (True Panther Sounds) {30}: DJB:36, CS:31, DS:87, Ex:14, FO:1, GB:9, I:12, N:3, NDN:8, NME:16, P:13, RM:86, RT:95, Sk:25; am:+ -- TH:B
  16. Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology (Fire) {29}: Dr:10, DS:8, LQ:37, Mj:5, Pc:48, Q:22, Qt:18, RM:5, RT:8, Sk:32, SR:22, U:16; am:+, hmv:+ -- TH:*
  17. Jay-Z: 4:44 (Roc Nation/UMG) {27}: CS:25, DJB:7, EW:13, I:15, N:24, NME:37, Q:46, RS:12, Sg:50, Sl:5, Up:7; ex_h:3, ny_c:21, pm_h:6 -- TH:**
  18. Kelly Lee Owens: Kelly Lee Owens (Smalltown Supersound) {27}: Dr:18, DS:2, GB:2, LQ:2, NME:25, Pc:1, RM:32, RT:81, Sk:23, SR:19; ex_e:2 -- TH:B
  19. Tyler the Creator: Flower Boy (Columbia) {27}: DJB:8, NDN:6, N:5, NME:19, PMA:9, Q:40, Sl:14, Up:14, W:18; am:+, ex_h:6, hmv:+, nt:9, pm_h:9 -- TH:B
  20. Protomartyr: Relatives in Descent (Domino) {25}: Dr:1, DS:19, FO:8, LQ:1, NME:42, Pc:23, RM:20, RT:90, Sk:10; am:+, nt:6
  21. Alvvays: Antisocialites (Polyvinyl) {24}: Dr:45, DS:55, Ex:1, GB:16, NME:17, P:7, Pc:25, RM:91, Sg:31, Sk:44; am:+, hmv:+, nt:4, pm_i:2
  22. Big Thief: Capacity (Saddle Creek) {23}: Dr:75, DS:75, FO:24, GB:34, NDN:19, Pc:40, RM:8, RT:4, Sk:12, Up:9; pm_k:5 -- TH:**
  23. Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3 (self-released) {23}: DJB:26, NDN:16, P:4, Pc:66, RM:95, RT:22, Sk:7, Sl:10; ex_h:5, hmv:+ -- TH:A-
  24. Courtney Barnett/Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice (Matador) {22}: DS:86, FO:33, Mj:16, N:29, P:5, Pc:28, RM:84, RS:15, RT:34, Sk:39, SR:50, U:8, Up:19 -- TH:*
  25. Julie Byrne: Not Even Happiness (Ba Da Bing) {22}: CS:37, Dr:5, GB:25, Mj:28, P:27, Pc:93, RM:1, Sg:20, U:14, Up:45; ex_c:10 -- TH:**
  26. Aldous Harding: Party (4AD) {22}: Dr:15, GB:4, LQ:12, Mj:10, Pc:21, RM:36, RT:1, Sk:18, U:73; hmv:+ -- TH:B
  27. Jlin: Black Origami (Planet Mu) {22}: CS:23, Dr:20, GB:40, N:18, Pc:74, Qt:35, RS:23, RT:77, Sg:44, Sk:33, W:4; am:+, ex_e:3, hmv:+ -- TH:**
  28. Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me (PW Elverum & Sun) {22}: CS:8, Dr:8, N:23, P:9, RM:53, Sg:10, Sk:21, U:40; am:+, ex_c:2, ny_c:3 -- TH:*
  29. Julien Baker: Turn Out the Lights (Matador) {21}: AS:13, AV:8, CS:13, Ex:6, N:30, NDN:5, P:47, Sg:13, Up:32; ny_c:10, ny_p:4
  30. Richard Dawson: Peasant (Domino) {21}: Dr:32, LQ:3, Mj:20, Qt:1, RM:22, U:6, W:2; ex_c:8 -- TH:B
  31. Fever Ray: Plunge (Rabid/Mute) {20}: AV:7, DS:82, GB:17, N:34, NDN:22, NME:41, Qt:3, Sg:12, Sk:16, Sl:12; am:+
  32. Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up (Nonesuch) {19}: CS:30, Dr:38, Ex:13, FO:34, P:40, PMA:14, Q:41, RM:87, Sk:45, U:41, Up:8; am:+, nt:+, pm_k:2
  33. Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator (ATO) {19}: AS:14, Dr:99, DS:29, Mj:8, N:63, NDN:20, RM:92, Sk:29, Sl:21, U:10, Up:31; am:+ -- TH:*
  34. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The Nashville Sound (Southeastern) {19}: AS:2, Mj:27, N:87, NDN:13, P:12, RS:21, Sg:49, U:72, Up:11; ex_c:4 -- TH:**
  35. Jay Som: Everybody Works (Polyvinyl) {19}: CS:48, EW:20, Ex:7, FO:10, P:1, PMA:20, RS:29, Sg:23, -- TH:*
  36. Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm (Merge) {19}: AV:10, NO:27, NDN:15, P:18, RS:14, Sg:8; hmv:+, ust:9 -- TH:A-
  37. Wolf Alice: Visions of a Life (Dirty Hit/RCA) {19}: DS:1, FO:50, Mj:45, NME:2, Q:3, RM:17, RT:57 -- TH:*
  38. The XX: I See You (Young Turks) {19}: Ex:18, FO:42, I:29, NME:46, P:28, PMA:7, Q:17, Sk:36, U:50, Up:37; ti:8 -- TH:A-
  39. Laura Marling: Semper Femina (More Alarming) {18}: CS:27, Dr:67, DS:9, FO:32, Mj:25, N:76, NME:49, P:31, Q:42, RT:78, SR:33, U:21; am:+, ex_c:3 -- TH:*
  40. Margo Price: All American Made (Third Man) {18}: AS:1, EW:5, N:21, Pc:73, RS:16, RT:29, U:24; ex_c:9 -- TH:**
  41. Queens of the Stone Age: Villains (Matador) {18}: DS:34, EW:25, I:17, Mj:3, NME:35, Pc:79, Q:9, RS:8, RT:21; hmv:+
  42. Bjork: Utopia (One Little Indian) {17}: AV:15, DS:15, FO:28, Qt:31, RT:3, Sg:28, Sl:11; am:+, ny_p:5 -- TH:*
  43. The Moonlandingz: Interplanetary Class Classics (Transgressive) {17}: Dr:35, FO:7, Mj:11, NME:45, Pc:19, Qt:4, RM:13, U:55; am:+ -- TH:B
  44. Sheer Mag: Need to Feel Your Love (Static Shock) {17}: Ex:17, N:11, NME:21, P:6, RS:22, Sl:6, SR:35, Up:29; am:+ -- TH:**
  45. Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) {16}: Dr:16, EW:12, Ex:12, FO:39, N:100, Pc:17, RM:23, RT:30, SR:10; am:+, nt:10
  46. Four Tet: New Energy (Text) {16}: -- Dr:14, DS:51, EW:23, Pc:67, Q:18, SR:9, U:36; ex_e:1
  47. Idles: Brutalism (Bailey) {16}: DS:37, LQ:9, Pc:27, RM:4, RT:15; am:+, hmv:+ -- TH:***
  48. Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet (Dead Oceans) {16}: Dr:54, DS:62, FO:29, N:68, P:37, PCr:10, PMA:18, RS:39, Sg:17, Sk:24, Up:15
  49. Oh Sees: Orc () {16}: Dr:21, FO:35, Mj:24, P:22, Pc:9, RM:30, RT:36, SR:2, U:33; pm_k:4
  50. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Kid (Western Vinyl) {16}: Dr:12, GB:43, NME:48, P:30, Pc:64, Qt:51, RM:39, U:28, Up:34, W:5; am:+, ex_i:+ -- TH:B
  51. Algiers: The Underside of Power (Matador) {15}: AS:15, Dr:57, LQ:17, NME:18, Qt:24, RM:18, Sk:43; am:+, pm_k:1 -- TH:B
  52. Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life (Interscope) {15}: DS:69, GB:50, I:21, N:19, NME:8, Q:39, RS:26, U:61 -- TH:A-
  53. Kesha: Rainbow (Kemosabe/RCA) {15}: EW:14, N:62, PCr:6, RS:4; pm_p:1, ti:7 -- TH:*
  54. Paramore: After Laughter (Fueled by Ramen) {15}: CS:45, DS:13, N:33, NME:20, PCr:19, RS:25, Sg:37, Sk:14; am:+ -- TH:***
  55. Sleaford Mods: English Tapas (Rough Trade) {15}: FO:16, LQ:14, Mj:9, Q:12, Qt:75, RT:28, U:32 -- TH:***
  56. Sylvan Esso: What Now (Loma Vista) {15}: AV:4, DS:36, EW:8, P:19, Sk:26 -- TH:A-
  57. J Hus: Common Sense (Black Butter/Epic) {14}: DJB:49, I:11, N:6, NME:6, Q:37, Qt:65; ny_c:15 -- TH:**
  58. Khalid: American Teen (Right Hand/RCA) {14}: CS:44, DJB:18, N:17, RS:6; ti:4 -- TH:A-
  59. Migos: Culture (QC/YRN/300) {14}: CS:42, DJB:19, N:13, RS:9, Sg:33; ex_h:7, pm_h:8 -- TH:***
  60. Kevin Morby: City Music (Dead Oceans) {14}: Dr:9, FO:9, LQ:22, NME:22, P:20, Q:48, RM:45, U:63, Up:44
  61. Stormzy: Gang Signs & Prayer (Merky) {14}: DJB:37, Dr:42, DS:79, I:13, N:43, NME:14, Q:11, Qt:78, RM:82, Sk:35; ex_h:10 -- TH:*
  62. Cigarettes After Sex: Cigarettes After Sex (Partisan) {13}: Dr:50, DS:39, FO:3, I:26, Pc:51, Q:21, RM:40, RT:6; hmv:+
  63. Feist: Pleasure (Interscope) {13}: DS:7, Ex:2, N:65, RM:33, Sg:40, Sk:27, U:74, Up:26 -- TH:B
  64. Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over (ECM) {13}: JW:19, RS:33; am:+, jsf:5, ny_u:10, pm_j:6, tn:1 -- TH:***
  65. Priests: Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon) {13}: AV:6, LQ:27, P:21, Sg:3, Sk:42; pm_k:10 -- TH:**
  66. Nadia Reid: Preservation (Basin Rock) {13}: Dr:47, Mj:2, N:80, Q:32, RM:15, RT:89, Sk:47; hmv:+ -- TH:*
  67. Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination () {13}: DS:26, FO:20, LQ:40, Qt:5, RM:7, SR:45; hmv:+
  68. Taylor Swift: Reputation (Big Machine) {13}: I:19, NME:31, RS:7, Sl:17; ny_c:5, ti:9 -- TH:**
  69. Ryan Adams: Prisoner (Blue Note) {12}: CS:3, DS:83, RM:29, RT:2, U:75 -- TH:*
  70. Arca: Arca (XL) {12}: CS:16, Dr:94, LQ:25, N:16, PMA:19, Qt:32, U:39; am:+, hmv:+ -- TH:B
  71. Blanck Mass: World Eater () {12}: Dr:2, DS:99, LQ:6, RM:37, RT:100, Sk:41, U:64
  72. Loyle Carner: Yesterday's Gone (AMF) {12}: DS:23, FO:37, I:1, NME:12, Pc:68, RM:49, RT:60 -- TH:B
  73. Mount Kimbie: Love What Survives (Warp) {12}: Dr:23, DS:68, FO:17, GB:31, LQ:24, Pc:29, RM:14, Sk:11, SR:29
  74. Princess Nokia: 1992 Deluxe (Rough Trade) {12}: DS:31, FO:19, LQ:29, NME:32, Qt:8, RT:98, SR:6 -- TH:B
  75. Spoon: Hot Thoughts (Matador) {12}: CS:9, N:96, P:38, Pc:60, RT:59, U:45; pm_k:7 -- TH:***
  76. Charles Lloyd New Quartet: Passin' Thru (Blue Note) {11}: JW:5; jjs:1, jsf:7 -- TH:***
  77. Mogwai: Every Country's Sun (Temporary Residence) {11}: Dr:68, DS:16, FO:36, Mj:46, Pc:22, Qt:93, RM:96, SR:8
  78. Rapsody: Laila's Wisdom (Def Jam) {11}: DJB:5, DS:95, I:3; pm_h:2
  79. Brockhampton: Saturation 2 (Question Everything/Empire) {10}: CS:34, DJB:42, NDN:25, PMA:17, Sg:11, Sk:40; pm_h:4
  80. Charly Bliss: Guppy (Barsuk) {10}: AV:16, N:46, Sg:7, Up:23; pm_k:6 -- TH:**
  81. Drake: More Life (Young Money/Cash Money) {10}: DJB:27, N:7, RS:27, Up:25; ex_h:4, ny_c:13 -- TH:*
  82. Future: Hndrxx (Epic/A1/Freebandz) {10}: CS:15, DJB:12, EW:16, N:13 -- TH:**
  83. Ghostpoet: Dark Days + Canapes () {10}: DS:63, I:6, Mj:13, Pc:50, Q:47, RM:12
  84. Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins (RCA) {10}: DS:20, GB:41, Pc:92, RS:40, RT:44, U:20; ust:2
  85. Laurel Halo: Dust (Hyperdub) {10}: Dr:66, DS:85, GB:5, Qt:88, SR:39, W:31 -- TH:*
  86. Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE) {10}: JW:15, Qt:28, W:35; am:+, ny_u:1 -- TH:**
  87. Syd: Fin (Columbia) {10}: DJB:41, I:8, N:26; ex_s:9 -- TH:A-
  88. Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts (ECM) {10}: JW:12; jjc:4, ny_u:18, pm_j:9 -- TH:A-
  89. The Weather Station: The Weather Station (Paradise of Bachelors) {10}: Dr:83, Sg:38, U:4, Up:43; ex_c:1
  90. Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society: Simultonality (Eremite) {9}: U:15, W:7 -- TH:A-
  91. Joey Badass: All-Amerikkkan Badass (Pro Era/Cinematic) {9}: DJB:13, Up:30; ex_h:8, pm_h:3 -- TH:A-
  92. Bonobo: Migration (Ninja Tune) {9}: Dr:31, I:20, RT:64, Sk:19, Up:50; ex_e:5
  93. Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die (International Anthem) {9}: W:9; jjc:+, ny_u:4, tn:+ -- TH:**
  94. Phoebe Bridgers: Stranger in the Alps (Dead Oceans) {9}: CS:22, DS:57, N:83, RM:28, RT:54, Sk:17, Up:17
  95. Tomas Fujiwara: Triple Double (Firehouse 12) {9}: jjc:2, jsf:1 -- TH:A-
  96. (Sandy) Alex G: Rocket (Domino) {9}: CS:26, Dr:97, Ex:16, N:20, NME:40, Sg:21, Up:46 -- TH:B
  97. Haim: Something to Tell You (Columbia) {9}: RM:93, Sl:4; ust:4 -- TH:**
  98. The Horrors: V (Wolf Tone/Caroline) {9}: AV:18, DS:33, Pc:49, Q:13, RT:69, SR:34; hmv:+
  99. Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now (Secretly Canadian) {9}: EW:10, Sk:30; pm_p:2 -- TH:***
  100. Angaleena Presley: Wrangled (Thirty Tigers) {9}: AS:3; am:+ -- TH:A-
  101. Randy Newman: Dark Matter (Nonesuch) {9}: Mj:33, RS:13, U:51; am:+ -- TH:A-
  102. This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade) {9}: Dr:74, DS:89, Mj:14, P:26, Pc:46, RM:11, RT:46
  103. Charli XCX: Number 1 Angel (Asylum) {9}: EW:18, GB:54, N:38, PCr:22 -- TH:A-
  104. Aimee Mann: Mental Illness (SuperEgo) {8}: CS:19, Mj:19, P:17; am:+, hmv:+
  105. Jack DeJohnette/Larry Grenadier/John Meddeski/John Scofield: Hudson (Motema) {8}: jkf:2, jsf:3 -- TH:A-
  106. Forest Swords: Compassion (Ninja Tune) {8}: Dr:84, LQ:34, Pc:45, Q:20, RM:80, Sk:31; ex_e:9 -- TH:B-
  107. Liam Gallagher: As You Were (Warner Bros) {8}: FO:47, NME:10, Q:15, RS:37, RT:32
  108. Girl Ray: Earl Grey (Moshi Moshi) {8}: Dr:51, DS:40, Pc:41, Q:16, RT:40, SR:31; am:+
  109. Gorillaz: Humanz (Parlophone) {8}: NME:18, Q:5, RT:79, Up:22
  110. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard/Mild High Club: Sketches of Brunswick East (ATO) {8}: P:15, Pc:69, SR:1
  111. Matt Mitchell: A Pouting Grimace (Pi) {8}: jjc:1, pm_j:1 -- TH:**
  112. Roscoe Mitchell: Bells for the South Side (ECM -2CD) {8}: W:47; am:+, jjc:+, ny_u:5 -- TH:***
  113. John Moreland: Big Bad Luv (4AD) {8}: AS:12, RM:57, RT:82 -- TH:A-
  114. Orchestra Baobab: Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng (Nonesuch/World Circuit) {8}: RM:10; hmv:+ -- TH:A-
  115. Peter Perrett: How the West Was Won (Domino) {8}: Mj:22, SR:40, U:12 -- TH:A-
  116. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: The French Press (Sub Pop) {8}: Pc:4, RM:98, U:57 -- TH:**
  117. Tyshawn Sorey: Verisimilitude (Pi) {8}: jjc:7, jrm:+, ny_u:3 -- TH:A-
  118. Moses Sumney: Aromanticism (Jagjaguwar) {8}: CS:12, DJB:48, Sg:19; ex_s:6, ny_p:3
  119. Colter Wall: Colter Wall (Young Mary's) {8}: RT:5 -- TH:A-
  120. Yaeji: EP 2 (Godmode -EP) {8}: GB:1 -- TH:***
  121. Arcade Fire: Everything Now (Columbia) {7}: DS:100, NME:29, Pc:85 -- TH:A-
  122. Beck: Colors (Capitol) {7}: DS:53, Mj:40, NME:30, Pc:82, Q:30, RS:42, RT:41
  123. Bell Witch: Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) {7}: AV:13; ex_m:5, pm_m:1
  124. Bicep: Bicep (Ninja Tune) {7}: Dr:60, DS:54, RM:21, RT:72, Sk:20; hmv:+
  125. Binker & Moses: Journey to the Mountain of Forever (Gearbox) {7}: Dr:27, JW:20, Mj:17, RM:19
  126. Jane Ira Bloom: Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline -2CD) {7}: jjs:8, jrm:+, jsf:4 -- TH:***
  127. Benjamin Booker: Witness (ATO) {7}: N:47, P:24, RM:79; am:+ -- TH:***
  128. Cloud Nothings: Life Without Sound (Carpark) {7}: CS:14, DS:93, N:48, Sk:37 -- TH:**
  129. Converge: The Dusk in Us (Epitaph) {7}: Sg:30; am:+, ex_m:1, pm_m:3
  130. Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway (Nonesuch) {7}: AS:9, RM:42, U:26 -- TH:**
  131. GoldLink: At What Cost (Squaaash Club/RCA) {7}: DJB:15, N:15 -- TH:***
  132. James Holden & the Animal Spirits: The Animal Spirits (Border Community) {7}: Dr:7, Qt:7; hmv:+
  133. Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now (Sub Pop) {7}: Dr:82, DS:45, RM:38 -- TH:A-
  134. Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call (Prestige) {7}: JW:7; jrm:4 -- TH:**
  135. Les Amazones d'Afrique: Republique Amazone (RealWorld) {7}: pm_w:1 -- TH:A-
  136. The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch) {7}: Mj:34, PMA:15, Sl:9, U:67 -- TH:B-
  137. Juana Molina: Halo (Crammed Discs) {7}: DS:10, U:17, W:26; am:+
  138. Penguin Cafe: The Imperfect Sea (Erased Tapes) {7}: Dr:86, P:33, Pc:7 -- TH:**
  139. Robert Plant: Carry Fire (Nonesuch) {7}: AS:7, RM:74, RS:32, U:25; am:+
  140. Real Estate: In Mind (Domino) {7}: Dr:55, FO:23, Pc:91, RM:90, RT:67, SR:24, U:65
  141. Cecile McLorin Salvant: Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue) {7}: JW:1; am:+ -- TH:*
  142. Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star (Sub Pop) {7}: GB:6, Mj:43 -- TH:***
  143. Smino: Blkswn (Zero Fatigue/Downtown) {7}: CS:10, DJB:11 -- TH:**
  144. Wadada Leo Smith: Najwa (TUM) {7}: jjc:9, ny_u:2 -- TH:A-
  145. Snapped Ankles: Come Play the Trees (The Leaf Label) {7}: Dr:59, Pc:80, Qt:14, RM:6
  146. Songhoy Blues: Resistance (Fat Possum) {7}: Dr:77, Mj:23, RM:24, RS:31, RT:97; hmv:+ -- TH:**
  147. Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 1 (Mercury Nashville) {7}: EW:9, RS:30 -- TH:***
  148. Colin Stetson: All This I Do for Glory (52Hz) {7}: DS:32, SR:21; ex_i:+ -- TH:A-
  149. Susanne Sundfor: Music for People in Trouble (Bella Union) {7}: Dr:93, GB:59, Mj:31, Pc:84, Q:34, U:30; am:+
  150. Tinariwen: Elwan (Anti-) {7}: U:54; hmv:+, pm_w:8 -- TH:A-
  151. Yaeji: Yaeji (Godmode -EP) {7}: GB:1 -- TH:**
  152. Rez Abbasi: Unfiltered Universe (Whirlwind) {6}: jjs:4, pm_j:2 -- TH:**
  153. Barry Altschul's 3Dom Factor: Live in Krakow (Not Two) {6}: tn:4 -- TH:A-
  154. Denys Baptiste: The Late Trane (Edition) {6}: JW:2 -- TH:**
  155. The Big Moon: Love in the 4th Dimension (Columbia) {6}: DS:30, FO:26, NME:44, RT:7
  156. Daniel Caesar: Freudian (Golden Child) {6}: DJB:6, N:70; ex_s:5
  157. Circuit Des Yeux: Reaching for Indigo (Drag City) {6}: DS:94, N:41, W:10; am: +
  158. Kelly Clarkson: Meaning of Life (Atlantic) {6}: EW:21, PCr:1
  159. Steve Coleman: Morphogenesis (Pi) {6}: pm_j:5 -- TH:A-
  160. Baxter Dury: Prince of Tears (Heavenly) {6}: LQ:35, Q:8, RT:20
  161. Open Mike Eagle: Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group) {6}: DJB:21, RS:34, Sk:38; pm_h:7 -- TH:**
  162. Steve Earle & the Dukes: So You Wannabe an Outlaw (Warner Bros) {6}: AS:16 -- TH:A-
  163. Floating Points: Reflections - Mojave Desert (Luaka Bop) {6}: Dr:36, Pc:43, U:68; hmv:+ -- TH:**
  164. Kate Gentile: Mannequins (Skirl) {6}: jjc:+, ny_u:11, pm_j:10 -- TH:***
  165. Gnod: Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine (Rocket) {6}: Dr:53, Pc:83, Qt:17, SR:23, W:43
  166. Here Lies Man: Here Lies Man (Riding Easy) {6}: RM:16, Qt:92, RT:10
  167. Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai (Merge) {6}: RT:99; hmv:+, pm_w:2 -- TH:**
  168. Ahmad Jamal: Marseille (Jazz Village) {6}: JW:3 -- TH:**
  169. JID: The Never Story (Dreamville/Interscope) {6}: DJB:9 -- TH:***
  170. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Soul of a Woman (Daptone) {6}: AS:4, P:48, RS:46
  171. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO) {6}: FO:15, Qt:90, RM:58, RT:24, U:35
  172. Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano: Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane (Resonance) {6}: jjs:3, jrm:+ -- TH:***
  173. John Maus: Screen Memories (Ribbon Music) {6}: GB:57, N:64, SR:12, U:59, W:46
  174. JD McPherson: Undivided Heart & Soul (New West) {6}: AS:5, P:50; am:+
  175. Thurston Moore: Rock N Roll Consciousness (Caroline) {6}: FO:38, Qt:33, RM:50, RT:25, SR:26 -- TH:*
  176. The New Pornographers: Whiteout Conditions (Collected Works/Concord) {6}: P:11, RS:44 -- TH:***
  177. Oddisee: The Iceberg (Mello Music Group) {6}: DJB:24, Sg:41 -- TH:A-
  178. Omni: Multi Task (Trouble in Mind) {6}: Dr:13, P:41, Sk:22, SR:44; am:+
  179. Power Trip: Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord) {6}: CS:39, N:36, Qt:56; ex_m:2, pm_m:12
  180. Eric Revis: Sing Me Some Cry (Clean Feed) {6}: jjc:6, jsf:6 -- TH:A-
  181. Ride: Weather Diaries (Wichita) {6}: DS:35, SR:4, U:37
  182. Saint Etienne: Home Counties (Heavenly) {6}: RT:86, U:34; hmv:+ -- TH:***
  183. Oumou Sangare: Mogoya (No Format) {6}: Mj:38; pm_w:6 -- TH:A-
  184. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Diaspora (Stretch Music/Ropeadope) {6}: JW:10; ex_i:+ -- TH:**
  185. Omar Souleyman: To Syria With Love (Mad Decent) {6}: pm_w:4 -- TH:A-
  186. Ulrika Spacek: Modern English Decoration (Tough Love) {6}: Dr:22, FO:48, Pc:71, RM:89, RT:92, SR:42
  187. Chris Stapleton: From a Room: Volume 2 (Mercury Nashville) {6}: EW:9, Up:39 -- TH:**
  188. Tamikrest: Kidal (Glitterbeat) {6}: Mj:32; hmv:+, pm_w:3 -- TH:**
  189. Fred Thomas: Changer (Polyvinyl) {6}: am:+, pm_i:4 -- TH:***
  190. Timber Timbre: Sincerely Future Pollution (City Slang) {6}: FO:13, LQ:4
  191. Valerie June: The Order of Time (Concord) {6}: RS:24, Sl:19; ny_p:9 -- TH:**
  192. Jessie Ware: Glasshouse (Island) {6}: EW:17, I:9; pm_p:13
  193. Wiki: No Mountains in Manhattan (XL) {6}: DJB:14, LQ:8, N:59
  194. Miguel Zenon: Tipico (Miel Music) {6}: jrm:3 -- TH:A-
  195. Waclaw Zimpel/Jakub Ziolek: Zimpel/Ziolek (Instant Classic) {6}: Qt:2 -- TH:**
  196. Actress: AZD (Ninja Tune) {5}: Qt:94, SR:38, W:11 -- TH:*
  197. Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note -2CD) {5}: JW:17; jsf:8, pm_j:12 -- TH:*
  198. Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Diablo en Brooklyn (Saponegro) {5}: jkf:+ -- TH:A-
  199. Goncalo Almeida/Rodrigo Amado/Marco Franco: The Attic (NoBusiness) {5}: tn:6 -- TH:A-
  200. Chino Amobi: Paradiso (NON) {5}: W:1 -- TH:B
  201. Nicole Atkins: Goodnight Rhonda Lee (Single Lock) {5}: AS:19; am:+, ex_c:5 -- TH:B
  202. Beach Fossils: Somersault (Bayonet) {5}: Dr:85, FO:14, Pc:13
  203. Tim Berne's Snakeoil: Incidentals (ECM) {5}: jjs:2 -- TH:***
  204. Big KRIT: 4eva Is a Mightly Long Time (BMG) {5}: DJB:4; ex_c:9
  205. Bing & Ruth: No Home of the Mind (4AD) {5}: Dr:6, Pc:88, RM:78
  206. Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder (City Slang) {5}: DS:58, FO:40, N:37, Pc:59, U:46
  207. Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert/Rafal Mazur: Oneness (FMR) {5}: tn:10 -- TH:A-
  208. Playboi Carti: Playboi Carti (AWGE/Interscope) {5}: DJB:43, GB:7 -- TH:*
  209. Chastity Belt: I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art) {5}: LQ:15, Pc:75, Qt:57 -- TH:*
  210. Cortex: Avant-Garde Party Music (Clean Feed) {5}: tn:2 -- TH:***
  211. CP Unit: Before the Heat Death (Clean Feed) {5}: tn:3 -- TH:***
  212. Diet Cig: Swear I'm Good at This (Frenchkiss) {5}: N:31, P:35 -- TH:***
  213. Downtown Boys: Cost of Living (Sub Pop) {5}: NDN:21; am:+, ny_c:23 -- TH:**
  214. EMA: Exile in the Outer Ring (City Slang) {5}: DS:3; am:+
  215. Flat Worms: Flat Worms () {5}: Pc:10, RM:63, RT:26
  216. Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace (Libra) {5}: jsf:9 -- TH:A-
  217. Future: Future (Epic/A1/Freebandz) {5}: DJB:28, N:35; ny_c:20 -- TH:**
  218. Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Luciferian Towers (Constellation) {5}: Dr:11, Pc:39, RM:85, RT:68
  219. The Jesus and Mary Chain: Damage and Joy (ADA/Warner) {5}: Pc:53, SR:16 -- TH:**
  220. Liars: TFCF (Mute) {5}: Dr:81, DS:60, Qt:11, RT:58
  221. Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition: Agrima (self-released) {5}: ny_u:12 -- TH:A-
  222. Milo: Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?! (Ruby Yacht) {5}: DJB:10, Up:18
  223. Yoko Miwa Trio: Pathways (Ocean Blue Tear Music) {5}: jkf:7 -- TH:A-
  224. The Mountain Goats: Goths (Merge) {5}: RT:94; pm_k:9 -- TH:***
  225. Mura Masa: Mura Masa (Polydor) {5}: DS:81, NME:34, Sk:15 -- TH:*
  226. Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind (Biophilia) {5}: pm_j:4 -- TH:***
  227. Orchestre Les Mangelepa: Last Band Standing (Strut) {5}: SR:25 -- TH:A-
  228. Pallbearer: Heartless (Profound Lore) {5}: CS:18, Sg:25; pm_m:2
  229. Hannah Peel: Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia (My Own Pleasure) {5}: Dr:96, DS:21, Pc:90, Qt:91, RM:70
  230. Ariel Pink: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer) {5}: FO:11, Pc:12, SR:48
  231. Mike Reed: Flesh & Bone (482 Music) {5}: jjc:5 -- TH:***
  232. The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Cochonnerie (Aerophonic) {5}: jjc:+ -- TH:A-
  233. Re-TROS: Before the Applause (Modern Sky Entertainment) {5}: Qt:34 -- TH:A-
  234. Rostam: Half-Light (Nonesuch) {5}: FO:49, Up:12 -- TH:**
  235. Roswell Rudd/Fay Victor/Lafayette Harris/Ken Filiano: Embrace (RareNoise) {5}: jrm:+ -- TH:A-
  236. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Async (Milan) {5}: Qt:67, RM:77, W:13; ex_i:+
  237. Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home (Eden River) {5}: jkf:1 -- TH:**
  238. Ty Segall: Ty Segall (Drag City) {5}: Dr:17, P:32, Pc:76, U:22
  239. Joan Shelley: Joan Shelley (No Quarter) {5}: Q:33, U:5
  240. Jen Shyu: Song of Silver Geese (Pi) {5}: jjc:+, jjs:+, ny_u:19, tn:+ -- TH:*
  241. Sorority Noise: You're Not as ___ as You Think (Triple Crown) {5}: Sg:16, Up:33 -- TH:**
  242. Sparks: Hippopotamus (BMG) {5}: FO:45, Mj:15, Q:26, U:69
  243. A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service (Epic -16) {5}: Mj:4, Pc:37 -- TH:[A-]
  244. David S Ware Trio: Live in New York 2010 (AUM Fidelity) {5}: tn:+ -- TH:A-
  245. Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference (Young Turks) {5}: CS:21, DS:61, Sl:16 -- TH:*
  246. Hype Williams: Rainbow Edition (Big Dada) {5}: Pc:57, SR:3
  247. Matt Wilson: Matt Wilson's Honey and Salt (Palmetto) {5}: jjc:10, jkf:3, jrm:7 -- TH:*
  248. Young Thug: Beautiful Thugger Girls (300/Atlantic) {5}: DJB:30; pm_h:10 -- TH:***
  249. The Afghan Whigs: In Spades (Sub Pop) {4}: Dr:79, DS:92, Pc:97, RM:69
  250. Alt-J: Relaxer (Atlantic) {4}: Q:45, NME:38, RM:41, Sk:34
  251. Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun (Clean Feed) {4}: tn:5 -- TH:**
  252. Bedouine: Bedouine (Spacebomb) {4}: P:39, RM:67, RT:17
  253. The Black Angels: Death Song (Partisan) {4}: RM:9, RT:35
  254. Bleachers: Gone Now (RCA) {4}: I:27, NME:26, PCr:23 -- TH:*
  255. Brian Eno: Reflection (Warp) {4}: Q:31, RT:42 -- TH:**
  256. The Bug vs Earth: Concrete Desert (Ninja Tune) {4}: Mj:30, Qt:99, RM:52, W:24
  257. The Clientele: Music for the Age of Miracles (Merge) {4}: U:19; am:+, pm_i:5
  258. Jen Cloher: Jen Cloher () {4}: Dr:44, DS:66, RM:26, RT:84
  259. Code Orange: Forever (Roadrunner) {4}: RS:50; ex_m:3, pm_m:11
  260. Richie Cole: Latin Lover (RCP) {4}: tn:+ -- TH:***
  261. Miley Cyrus: Younger Now (RCA) {4}: PCr:7 -- TH:*
  262. Joe Fiedler: Like Strange (Multiphonics Music) {4}: pm_j:8 -- TH:***
  263. Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest (Because Music) {4}: DS:64, FO:25, I:24, N:99
  264. Gas: Narkopop (Kompakt) {4}: RM:25, U:31; am:+, ex_e:6 -- TH:B
  265. Marika Hackman: I'm Not Your Man (Sub Pop) {4}: RM:55, RT:73 -- TH:**
  266. Alexander Hawkins: Unit[e] (self-released) {4}: JW:14 -- TH:**
  267. Fred Hersch: Open Book (Palmetto) {4}: jrm:+ -- TH:***
  268. Hiss Golden Messenger: Hallelujah Anyhow (Merge) {4}: Dr:64, U:27, Up:20
  269. Japandroids: Near to the Wild Heart of Life (Anti-) {4}: Up:21; hmv:+ -- TH:**
  270. Jonwayne: Rap Album Two (The Order Label) {4}: DJB:23 -- TH:***
  271. Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Find the Common Shine a Light (Greenleaf Music) {4}: jrm:+, pm_j:11 -- TH:**
  272. Kehlani: SweetSexySavage (Atlantic) {4}: PCr:24; am:+, hmv:+ -- TH:*
  273. Klein: Tommy (Hyperdub -EP) {4}: W:3
  274. Demi Lovato: Tell Me You Love Me (Island) {4}: PCr:5
  275. Mastodon: Emperor of Sand (Reprise) {4}: am:+, ex_m:7, hmv:+, pm_m:19
  276. Brian McCarthy Nonet: The Better Angels of Our Nature (Truth Revolution) {4}: jrm:11 -- TH:***
  277. Gard Nilssen's Complete Unity: Live in Europe (Clean Feed) {4}: jjs:9 -- TH:***
  278. Noveller: Pink Sunset for No One (Fire) {4}: DS:5
  279. Miles Okazaki: Trickster (Pi) {4}: pm_j:3 -- TH:**
  280. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: The Punishment of Luxury (White Noise) {4}: RT:51 -- TH:***
  281. Oxbow: Thin Black Duke (Hydra Head) {4}: Qt:10 -- TH:*
  282. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of Perelman-Shipp Volume 4: Hyperion (Leo) {4}: tn:8 -- TH:***
  283. Phoenix: Ti Amo (Glassnote) {4}: CS:43, NME:43, Q:38, Up:42
  284. Phronesis: The Behemoth (Edition) {4}: JW:4
  285. Rina Sawayama: Rina (The Vinyl Factory -EP) {4}: PCr:3 -- TH:B-
  286. Irene Schweizer/Joey Baron: Live! (Intakt) {4}: ny_u:15 -- TH:***
  287. Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: December Avenue (ECM) {4}: JW:13 -- TH:**
  288. Tops: Sugar at the Gate (Arbutus) {4}: GB:3
  289. U2: Songs of Experience (Interscope) {4}: RS:3
  290. Vagabon: Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter) {4}: NDN:12, Up:47 -- TH:*
  291. Ken Vandermark/Klaus Kugel/Mark Tokar: Escalator (Not Two) {4}: tn:7 -- TH:***
  292. John Vanore: Stolen Moments: Celebrating Oliver Nelson (Acoustical Concepts) {4}: jjs:5 -- TH:**
  293. Cuong Vu 4-Tet: Ballet (Rare Noise) {4}: jrm:19 -- TH:***
  294. Tornado Wallace: Lonely Planet () {4}: Pc:5
  295. Wand: Plum (Drag City) {4}: Dr:30, LQ:28, P:45, U:58
  296. Weaves: Wide Open (Kanine) {4}: Ex:15, N:44, P:46
  297. Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution (Parlophone) {4}: Mj:37, Q:24, RT:52, SR:49
  298. Wiley: Godfather (self-released) {4}: DS:70, NME:9
  299. Lizz Wright: Grace (Concord) {4}: ny_u:6 -- TH:***
  300. Zeal & Ardor: Devil Is Fine (MKVA) {4}: RM:34 -- TH:***
  301. 2 Chainz: Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (Def Jam) {3}: DJB:45, N:84 -- TH:*
  302. Tony Allen: The Source (Blue Note) {3}: Mj:26 -- TH:**
  303. Courtney Marie Andrews: Honest Life () {3}: RM:46, RT:56; hmv:+
  304. Bill Anschell: Rumbler (Origin) {3}: jrm:+ -- TH:**
  305. Felicia Atkinson: Hand in Hand (Shelter Press) {3}: N:89, W:14
  306. Austra: Future Politics (Domino) {3}: DS:6
  307. Django Bates: Saluting Sgt Pepper (Edition) {3}: JW:8 -- TH:B
  308. Ignacio Berroa Trio: Straight Ahead From Havana (Codes Drum Music) {3}: jkf:+ -- TH:**
  309. The Black Angels: Death Song (Partisan) {3}: Pc:44, SR:17
  310. Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF: Cascades (Arts & Crafts) {3}: DS:14; pm_b:6
  311. Anouar Brahem: Blue Margins (ECM) {3}: JW:11; jjs:10
  312. Brainwaltzera: Poly-Ana (FILM) {3}: SR:7
  313. Brockhampton: Saturation (Question Everything/Empire) {3}: DJB:35; pm_h:4
  314. Molly Burch: Please Be Mind (Captured Tracks) {3}: DS:73, GB:47, P:42
  315. Alex Cameron: Forced Witness (Secretly Canadian) {3}: LQ:13, RM:97
  316. Michael Chapman: 50 (Paradise of Bachelors) {3}: Dr:90, U:29; hmv:+
  317. Billy Childs: Rebirth (Mack Avenue) {3}: jrm:1 -- TH:B-
  318. Circle: Terminal (Southern Lord) {3}: Qt:19, W:34
  319. Clark: Death Peak (Warp) {3}: DS:47, LQ:19
  320. Avishai Cohen: Cross My Palm With Silver (ECM) {3}: ny_u:16 -- TH:**
  321. Allison Crutchfield: Tourist in This Town (Merge) {3}: Sg:27 -- TH:**
  322. Pan Daijing: Lack (Pan) {3}: W:8
  323. Daphni: Joli Mai (Jiaolang) {3}: SR:15; ex_e:10
  324. Depeche Mode: Spirit (Columbia) {3}: DS:84, Q:49; am:+
  325. Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors (Domino) {3}: Dr:19; hmv:+ -- TH:C
  326. Fabiano Do Nascimento: Tempo dos Mestres (Now-Again) {3}: pm_w:10 -- TH:**
  327. Rose Elinor Dougall: Stellular (Vermillion) {3}: DS:74, Qt:95, RT:31
  328. Gord Downie: Introduce Yerself (Arts & Crafts) {3}: Ex:10
  329. Elder: Reflections of a Floating World (Armageddon Shop) {3}: RM:99, Sg:24; pm_m:14
  330. Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold (Roswell) {3}: Mj:42, NME:27, RS:49
  331. Leandro Fresco + Rafael Anton Irisarri: La Equidistancia (A Strangely Isolated Place) {3}: pm_b:1
  332. Bill Frisell/Thomas Morgan: Small Town (ECM) {3}: jjc:+ -- TH:**
  333. Jake Xerxes Fussell: What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors) {3}: Dr:39, RT:55, U:44
  334. Lee Gamble: Mnestic Pressure (Hyperdub) {3}: Qt:69, W:38 -- TH:*
  335. Gato Libre: Neko (Libra) {3}: jjc:+ -- TH:**
  336. Wesley Gonzalez: Excellent Musician (Moshi Moshi) {3}: LQ:21, SR:18
  337. Grandaddy: Last Place (30th Century/Columbia) {3}: DS:48 -- TH:**
  338. Grandaddy: Last Place (30th Century/Columbia) {3}: RT:76 -- TH:**
  339. Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band: Adios Senor Pussycat (Violette) {3}: Pc:34, Q:44, U:49
  340. Benedikt Jahnel Trio: The Invariant (ECM) {3}: jkf:6 -- TH:**
  341. Zola Jesus: Okovi (Sacred Bones) {3}: DS:17, Sg:43
  342. Johnny Jewel: Windswept (Italians Do It Better) {3}: CS:50, DS:44, GB:48
  343. Lone Taxidermist: Trifle (MemeTune) {3}: Qt:9
  344. Mabel: Ivy to Roses (Capitol) {3}: N:39, PCr:11
  345. Holly Macve: Golden Eagle (Bella Union) {3}: RM:94, RT:13
  346. The Magnettes: Ugly Youth (DigSin) {3}: PCr:8
  347. John McLaughlin & the Fourth Dimension: Live at Ronnie Scott's (Abstract Logix) {3}: JW:6
  348. Mega Bog: Happy Together (Nicey Music) {3}: GB:10
  349. Mhysa: Fantasii (Halcyon Veil) {3}: Qt:89, W:20
  350. Billy Mintz: Ugly Beautiful (Thirteenth Note) {3}: jjc:+ -- TH:**
  351. Matt Mitchell: Forage (Screwgun) {3}: jjc:3, ny_u:7
  352. Muna: About U (RCA) {3}: PCr:20, Q:28 -- TH:*
  353. Molly Nilsson: Imaginations (Dark Skies) {3}: GB:56, Pc:18
  354. Nothing Nowhere: Reaper (DCD2/Equal Vision) {3}: ny_c:1
  355. The Ocean Party: Beauty Point (Spunk/Emotional Response) {3}: pm_i:1
  356. Oneohtrix Point Never: Good Time [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Warp) {3}: CS:49, GB:24, SR:46
  357. Aruan Ortiz: Cub(an)ism (Intakt) {3}: jjc:+ -- TH:**
  358. Emile Parisien/Vincent Peirani/Andreas Schaerer/Michael Wollny: Out of Land (ACT) {3}: JW:9
  359. Partner: In Search of Lost Time (You've Changed) {3}: Ex:20, N:67
  360. Pond: The Weather (Marathon Artists) {3}:
  361. Dave Potter: You Already Know (Summit) {3}: jrm:20 -- TH:**
  362. Residente: Residente (Fusion Media Group) {3}: RS:38; ny_p:2
  363. Max Richter: Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works (Deutsche Grammophon) {3}: DS:72, RM:59; am:+
  364. Whitney Rose: Rule 62 (Six Shooter) {3}: am:+ -- TH:**
  365. Jana Rush: Pariah (Objects Limited) {3}: W:6
  366. Brandon Seabrook: Die Trommel Fatale (New Atlantis) {3}: jjc:+ -- TH:**
  367. Shabazz Palaces: Quazarz vs the Jealous Machines (Sub Pop) {3}: Mj:43 -- TH:**
  368. Nate Smith: Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere (Ropeadope) {3}: jrm:2, pm_j:13 -- TH:B
  369. Sam Smith: The Thrill of It All (Capitol) {3}: RS:10
  370. Wadada Leo Smith: Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM) {3}: jjc:+ -- TH:**
  371. Soulwax: From Deewee (Play It Again Sam) {3}: Dr:78, DS:11
  372. Caroline Spence: Spades and Roses (self-released) {3}: AS:17, N:71
  373. Dayna Stephens: Gratitude (Contagious Music) {3}: jrm:6 -- TH:**
  374. Harry Styles: Harry Styles (Columbia) {3}: RS:17; ti:6
  375. Temples: Volcano (Fat Possum) {3}: Dr:37, FO:46, RT:50
  376. Tennis: Yours Conditionally (Mutually Detrimental) {3}: Pc:6
  377. Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart (ECM) {3}: jrm:12 -- TH:**
  378. Trampolene: Swansea to Hornsey (Mi7) {3}: I:10
  379. Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet: Ladilikan (World Circuit) {3}: RT:87, U:43 -- TH:*
  380. David Virelles: Gnosis (ECM) {3}: jjs:+, jrm:22, ny_u:8
  381. Faye Webster: Faye Webster (Awful) {3}: GB:8
  382. White Reaper: The World's Best American Band (Polyvinyl) {3}: N:55, P:14
  383. Steven Wilson: To the Bone (Caroline) {3}: pm_r:1
  384. Wire: Silver/Lead (Pinkflag) {3}: Mj:36, Qt:87 -- TH:*
  385. Lee Ann Womack: The Lonely the Lonesome & the Gone (ATO) {3}: AS:21 -- TH:**
  386. Bobby Zankel & the Wonderful Sound 6: Celebrating William Parker @ 65 (Not Two) {3}: tn:9 -- TH:**
  387. 21 Savage: Issa Album (Slaughter Gang/Epic) {2}: ny_c:12 -- TH:*
  388. Ben Allison and Think Free: Layers of the City (Sonic Camera) {2}: jrm:5
  389. Amine: Good for You (Motown) {2}: DJB:31; ny_c:11
  390. Ellen Arkbro: For Organ and Brass (Subtext) {2}: W:17
  391. Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) {2}: pm_p:5
  392. Ayreon: The Source (Music Theories Recordings) {2}: pm_r:2
  393. Bargou 08: Targ (Glitterbeat) {2}: Qt:81 -- TH:*
  394. Mario Batkovic: Mario Batkovic (Veruston) {2}: Dr:49, Qt:86
  395. Big Big Train: Grimspound (Giant Electric Pea) {2}: pm_r:4
  396. Lena Bloch & Feathery: Heart Knows (Fresh Sound New Talent) {2}: jjc:+ -- TH:*
  397. Bokante: Strange Circles (GroundUP Music) {2}: pm_w:5
  398. British Sea Power: Let the Dancers Inherit the Party (Golden Chariot/Caroline) {2}: Dr:76, Qt:42
  399. Alan Broadbent: Developing Story (Eden River) {2}: jrm:10, jsf:10
  400. Call Super: Arpo (Houndstooth) {2}: Qt:13
  401. Laura Cannell: Hunter Huntress Hawker (Brawl) {2}: Qt:16
  402. Brian Charette Circuit Bent Organ Trio: Kurrent (Dim Mak) {2}: jrm:13 -- TH:*
  403. The Charlatans [UK]: Different Days (BMG) {2}: Pc:20
  404. Cherry Glazerr: Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian) {2}: DS:80, RM:100
  405. Childhood: Universal High (Marathon Artists) {2}: RT:12
  406. Children of Alice: Children of Alice (Warp) {2}: SR:41, W:21
  407. Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales: Room 29 (Deutsche Grammophon) {2}: LQ:39, RT:63
  408. Colleen: A Flame My Love a Frequency (Thrill Jockey) {2}: Qt:64; am:+
  409. Jack Cooper: Sandgrown (Trouble in Mind) {2}: FO:12
  410. Alessandro Cortini: Avanti (The Point of Departure) {2}: GB:15
  411. Kara-Lis Coverdale: Grafts (Boomkat Editions) {2}: GB:37, N:91
  412. Crescent: Resin Pockets (Geographic) {2}: Dr:33, U:66
  413. Carla Dal Forno: The Garden (Blackest Ever Black -EP) {2}: GB:55, W:48
  414. Sarah Davachi: All My Circles Run (Students of Decay) {2}: W:32; ex_i:+
  415. Dawn Ray'd: The Unlawful Assembly (Halo of Flies) {2}: N:14
  416. Angelo De Augustine: Swim Inside the Moon (Asthmatic Kitty) {2}: Dr:24, RM:54
  417. Demen: Nektyr (Kranky) {2}: GB:18
  418. Do Make Say Think: Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation) {2}: DS:67, Pc:38
  419. Duds: Of a Nature or Degree (Castle Face) {2}: LQ:30, Pc:30
  420. Dungen: Haxan (Versions by Prins Thomas) (Smalltown Supersound) {2}: pm_b:3
  421. Dominique Eade & Ran Blake: Town and Country (Sunnyside) {2}: jsf:+ -- TH:*
  422. Mark Eitzel: Hey Mr Ferryman (Merge) {2}: RT:93, U:62
  423. Eliane Elias: Dance of Time (Concord) {2}: jkf:+ -- TH:*
  424. Nadah El Shazly: Ahwar (News) {2}: W:12
  425. Endless Boogie: Vibe Killer (No/Quarter) {2}: Dr:80, Mj:41
  426. Endon: Through the Mirror (Daymare) {2}: Qt:23; pm_m:6
  427. Ex Eye: Ex Eye (Relapse) {2}: am:+, pm_m:17
  428. The Fall: New Facts Emerge (Cherry Red) {2}: SR:27 -- TH:*
  429. Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band: Dreaming in the Non-Dream (No Quarter) {2}: Dr:46, U:52
  430. Full of Hell: Trumpeting Ecstasy (Profound Lore) {2}: ex_m:4
  431. Future Islands: The Far Field (4AD) {2}: DS:98 -- TH:*
  432. Diamanda Galas: All the Way (Virtual Label) {2}: W:19
  433. Ron Gallo: Heavy Meta (New West) {2}: AS:18
  434. Gangs of Youth: Go Farther in Lightness (Sony) {2}: Up:16
  435. Goldfrapp: Silver Eye (Mute) {2}: RT:71 -- TH:*
  436. Jacques Greene: Feel Infinite (Lucky Me) {2}: ex_e:4
  437. Nick Hakim: Green Twins (ATO) {2}: NDN:18
  438. Hand Habits: Wildly Idle () {2}: RT:18
  439. Hater: You Tried (PNKSLM) {2}: GB:20
  440. Joe Henry: Thrum (Sheer Sound) {2}: Sl:13
  441. Hercules and Love Affair: Omnion () {2}: RM:49, RT:51
  442. Hey Colossus: The Guillotine (Rocket) {2}: Qt:74, RM:60
  443. Hey Violet: From the Outside (Hi or Hey/Capitol/Caroline) {2}: ny_c:4
  444. Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc) {2}: Sl:22, U:38
  445. Horsebeach: Beauty & Sadness () {2}: Pc:14
  446. Charles Howl: My Idol Family (Oh Many) {2}: SR:14
  447. Ibeyi: Ash (XL) {2}: Pc:77; ex_s:8
  448. IDK: IWasVeryBad (Commission Music) {2}: DJB:20
  449. Ifriqqiya Electrique: Ruwahine (Glitterbeat) {2}: Qt:20
  450. Iglooghost: Neo Wax Bloom (Brainfeeder) {2}: LQ:26; ex_e:7
  451. Incendiary: Thousand Mile Stare (Closed Casket Activities) {2}: Sg:34; ex_m:10
  452. Iron Chic: You Can't Stay Here (Side One Dummy) {2}: AV:19
  453. Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Entanglements (International Anthem) {2}: W:16
  454. Ingrid and Christine Jensen: Infinitude (Whirlwind) {2}: jkf:5
  455. Kasabian: For Crying Out Loud (Sony) {2}: Q:35, NME:33
  456. The Killers: Wonderful Wonderful (Island) {2}: AS:20
  457. Aris Kindt: Swann and Odette (Kingdoms) {2}: pm_b:5
  458. Pierre Kwenders: Makanda at the End of Space the Beginning of Time (Bonsound) {2}: ex_s:10 -- TH:*
  459. Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle (Heavenly/PIAS) {2}: Mj:18
  460. Lapalux: Ruinism (Brainfeeder) {2}: Dr:88, DS:91
  461. LA Witch: LA Witch (Suicide Squeeze) {2}: FO:44, Pc:47
  462. Lil Uzi Vert: Luv Is Rage 2 (Atlantic) {2}: DJB:47, N:51
  463. Lindstrom: It's Alright Between Us as It Is (Feedelity) {2}: Pc:81, U:48
  464. Lost Horizons: Ojala (Bella Union) {2}: RT:39; am:+
  465. Lotto: VV (Instant Classic) {2}: Qt:12
  466. Lower Slaughter: What Big Eyes (Box) {2}: LQ:31, RM:72
  467. Lowly: Heba (Bella Union) {2}: Dr:87, RT:91
  468. Daniel Luppi and Parquet Courts: Milano () {2}: RT:16
  469. Major Parkinson: Blackbox (Degaton) {2}: pm_r:3
  470. Roc Marciano: Rosebudd's Revenge (Quality Control/300/Atlantic) {2}: DJB:38, Sg:48
  471. Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School: The Twilight Fall (Browntasaurus) {2}: jjc:+ -- TH:*
  472. Mark McGuire: Ideas of Beginning (VDSQ) {2}: pm_b:4
  473. John McNeil/Mike Fahie: Plainsong (Destiny) {2}: jsf:2
  474. Men I Trust: Tailwhip (self-released -EP) {2}: GB:19
  475. The Menzingers: After the Party (Epitaph) {2}: N:40; hmv:+
  476. Methyl Ethel: Everything Is Forgotten (4AD) {2}: NEM:28, Sk:28
  477. Metro Riders: Europe by Night (Possible Motive) {2}: pm_b:2
  478. Metz: Strange Peace () {2}: RM:71, RT:96
  479. Lisa Mezzacappa: Glorious Ravage (New World) {2}: jjs:6 -- TH:*
  480. Nau Michael: Some Twist (Suicide Squeeze) {2}: Pc:16
  481. Ron Miles: I Am a Man (Yellowbird) {2}: ny_u:20, pm_j:7
  482. Milk Teddy: Time Catches Up With Milk Teddy (Lost & Lonesome) {2}: pm_i:3
  483. Moon Duo: Occult Architecture Vol 1 (Sacred Bones) {2}: Pc:63, RM:27
  484. Kip Moore: Slowheart (MCA Nashville) {2}: EW:24; am:+
  485. Sam Newsome: Sopranoville: Works for Prepared and Non-Prepared Soprano (Some New Music) {2}: jjc:+ -- TH:*
  486. Nite Jewel: Real High (Gloriette) {2}: GB:13
  487. Niteshifters: Huge Disco (Delimusic) {2}: pm_p:4
  488. Gary Numan: Savage (Songs From a Broken World) (BMG) {2}: Qt:48, RM:56
  489. Bill Orcutt: Bill Orcutt (Palilalia) {2}: W:15
  490. Pain of Salvation: In the Passing Light of Day (InsideOut) {2}: pm_r:5
  491. Pale Seas: Stargazing for Beginners (Abbey) {2}: SR:20
  492. Part Chimp: IV (Rock Action) {2}: Qt:84, SR:30
  493. Jeremy Pelt: Make Noise (HighNotes) {2}: JW:18
  494. Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Feed the Rats (Rocket) {2}: Qt:15
  495. Pile: A Hairshirt of Purpose (Exploding in Sound) {2}: AV:11
  496. Courtney Pine: Black Notes From the Deep (Freestyle) {2}: JW:16
  497. Portico Quartet: Art in the Age of Automation (Gondwana) {2}: Pc:15
  498. Public Service Broadcasting: Every Valley (Test Card) {2}: DS:97, RT:48
  499. Pumarosa: The Witch (Fiction) {2}: Q:50, RT:61
  500. Pyrrhon: What Passes for Survival (Capitol) {2}: pm_m:4
  501. Dizzee Rascal: Raskit (Dirtee Stank/Island) {2}: Q:19
  502. David Rawlings: Poor David's Almanack (Acony) {2}: RM:75, U:71
  503. Rebirth of Nefast: Tabernaculum (Norma Evangelium Diaboli) {2}: pm_m:5
  504. Rex Orange County: Apricot Priness (self-released) {2}: DJB:39, N:42
  505. Royal Blood: How Did We Get So Dark () {2}: RM:66, RT:38
  506. Jeff Rupert and Richard Drexler: Imagination (Rupe Media) {2}: jkf:4
  507. The Sadies: Northern Passages (Yep Roc) {2}: ex_c:6 -- TH:*
  508. The Seven Fields of Aphelion: Keep the Ocean Inside (Rad Cult) {2}: ex_i:+, pm_b:9
  509. The Shins: Heartworms (Columbia) {2}: DS:77 -- TH:*
  510. Sinkane: Life & Livin' It (City Slang) {2}: Pc:62, RT:80
  511. Sote: Sacred Horror in Design (Opal Tapes) {2}: Qt:76, W:30
  512. Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal: Hide Ye Idols (Loyal Label) {2}: jjc:+ -- TH:*
  513. Dave Stryker: Strykin' Ahead (Strikezone) {2}: jrm:23 -- TH:*
  514. Toro y Moi: Boo Boo (Carpark) {2}: GB:11
  515. Nestor Torres: Jazz Flute Traditions (Alfi) {2}: jrm:24 -- TH:*
  516. Tune Recreation Committee: Voices of Our Vision (self-released) {2}: ny_u:9 -- TH:*
  517. Visible Cloaks: Reassemblage (RVNG Intl) {2}: Pc:99, Qt:45
  518. Warm Digits: Wireless World (Memphis Industries) {2}: Dr:58, RM:83
  519. Washed Out: Mistery Mellow (Stones Throw) {2}: GB:29, RT:66
  520. Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want? (Columbia) {2}: Mj:47, RM:48
  521. White Sea: Tropical Odds (Les Disques du Crepuscle) {2}: pm_p:3
  522. A Winged Victory for the Sullen: Iris [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Erased Tapes) {2}: Pc:78, RT:62
  523. Chelsea Wolfe: Hiss Spun (Sargent House) {2}: DS:59, RM:61
  524. Jaime Wyatt: Felony Blues (forty Below -EP) {2}: N:60 -- TH:*
  525. Allie X: CollXtion II (Sugar Music) {2}: PCr:12
  526. Youngboy Never Broke Again: AI Youngboy (Never Broke Again) {2}: N:45; ny_c:19
  527. Yumi Zouma: Willowbank (Caroline) {2}: GB:14
  528. Snoh Aalegra: Feels (Artium) {1}: DJB:46
  529. Abstract Orchestra: Dilla (ATA) {1}: Pc:95
  530. Ackercocke: Renaissance in Extremis (Peaceville) {1}: pm_m:10
  531. Antonio Adolfo: Hybrido: From Rio to Wayne Shorter (AAM) {1}: jkf:+ -- TH:B
  532. Akademie fur Alte Musik: Berlin-Telemann: Concerti Per Molti Stromenti (Harmonia Mundi) {1}: am:+
  533. Akatombo: Short Fuse (Alt.Vinyl) {1}: Qt:98
  534. Gregg Allman: Southern Blood (New Rounder) {1}: RS:41
  535. Fabian Almazan: Alcanza (Biophilia) {1}: jrm:+
  536. Al Namrood: Enkar (Shaytan Productions) {1}: Qt:43
  537. Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion (Because Music) {1}: pm_w:7
  538. Amelia Airhorn: The Knocks & Skylar Spence Present Amelia Airhorn (self-released) {1}: pm_p:8
  539. Siavash Amini: Tar (Hallow Ground) {1}: Qt:71
  540. Tori Amos: Native Invader (Decca) {1}: CS:32
  541. Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra: Vula (Alien Transistor) {1}: ex_i:+
  542. Anna of the North: Lovers (Different) {1}: GB:26
  543. Antibalas: Where the Gods Are in Peace (Daptone) {1}: Dr:98
  544. Aosoth: V: The Inside Scriptures (Agonia) {1}: pm_m:13
  545. Aquaserge: Laisse Ca Etre (Almost Musique) {1}: Qt:82
  546. Kelsea Ballerini: Unapologetically (Black River) {1}: ny_c:18
  547. Caterina Barbieri: Patterns of Consciousness (Important) {1}: W:36
  548. The Barr Brothers: Queens of the Breakers (Secret City) {1}: ex_c:7
  549. William Basinski: A Shadow in Time (Temporary Residence) {1}: DS:50 -- TH:B
  550. David Bazan: Care (Underflow) {1}: P:43
  551. Cardi B: Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 2 (KSR) {1}: Qt:97
  552. Andrea Belfi: Ore (Float) {1}: Dr:43
  553. Bitchin Bajas: Bajas Fresh (Drag City) {1}: U:60
  554. Black Country Communion: BCCIV (Mascot) {1}: hmv:+
  555. Black Star Riders: Heavy Fire (Nuclear Blast) {1}: hmv:+
  556. Blis: No One Loves You (Sargent House) {1}: Up:48
  557. Blue Hawaii: Tenderness (Arbutus) {1}: -- GB:32
  558. Dean Blunt & Joanne Robertson: Wahalla (Textile) {1}: Pc:52
  559. BNNT: The Multiverse (Instant Classic) {1}: Qt:26
  560. Jon Boden: Afterglow (Hudson) {1}: hmv:+
  561. Tracy Bonham: Modern Burdens (A Woody Hollow) {1}: RS:45
  562. Botanist: Collective: The Shape of He to Come (Avantgarde Music) {1}: Qt:41
  563. Michelle Branch: Hopeless Romantic (Verve) {1}: PCr:18
  564. Brand New: Science Fiction (Procrastinate! Music Traitors) {1}: FO:22 -- TH:B
  565. Daniel Brandt: Eternal Something (Erased Tapes) {1}: Dr:41
  566. Brooklyn Raga Massive: Terry Riley in C (Northern Spy) {1}: W:29
  567. Harriet Brown: Contact (Innovation Leisure) {1}: Sl:24
  568. Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie: Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (Atlantic) {1}: RS:36
  569. Enrique Bunbury: Expectativas (Warner Music Spain) {1}: am:+
  570. Kate Bush: Before the Dawn () {1}: Mj:44
  571. The Cairo Gang: Untouchable (Drag City) {1}: Dr:65
  572. Caligula's Horse: In Contact (InsideOut) {1}: pm_r:10
  573. Michel Camilo: Live in London (Redondo Music) {1}: jsf:+
  574. Wednesday Campanella: Superman (Atlantic) {1}: PCr:17
  575. Cantica Symphonia/La Compagnia Del Madrigale/Giuseppe Maletto/Ensemble La Pifarescha: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine (Glossa) {1}: am:+
  576. The Caretaker: Everywhere at the End of Time Stage Two (History Always Favors the Winners) {1}: Qt:39
  577. Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band: Big Machine (Topic) {1}: hmv:+
  578. Tyler Childers: Purgatory (Hickman Holler) {1}: N:75
  579. Childish Gambino: Awaken My Love! (Glassnote -16) {1}: ex_s:7 -- TH:[*]
  580. Chloe x Halle: The Two of Us (Parkwood/Columbia) {1}: Qt:37
  581. Chmmr: Auto (Full Pupp) {1}: Pc:35
  582. Choker: Peak (673303 DK) {1}: DJB:50
  583. Chopstars x Barry Jenkins: Purple Moonlight (self-released) {1}: GB:46
  584. Chronixx: Chronology (Soul Circle Music) {1}: RS:48
  585. Brandy Clark: Big Day in a Small Town (Warner Bros -16) {1}: hmv:+ -- TH:[A-]
  586. Cloak: To Venomous Depths (Season of Mist) {1}: pm_m:20
  587. Brent Cobb: Shine On Rainy Day (Elektra) {1}: I:23
  588. J Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope -16) {1}: ny_c:8 -- TH:[**]
  589. Ornette Coleman: Celebrate Ornette (Song X -16) {1}: RS:43
  590. Kweku Collins: Grey (Closed Sessions) {1}: CS:29
  591. Andrew Combs: Canyons of My Mind (New West) {1}: AS:25
  592. Corbin: Mourn (Wedidit Collective) {1}: N:57
  593. Roxy Coss: Chasing the Unicorn (Posi-Tone) {1}: jkf:+
  594. Counterparts: You're Not You Anymore (Pure Noise) {1}: Sg:29
  595. The Courtneys: II (Flying Nun) {1}: pm_i:9
  596. The Cowboy: The Cowboy Album (Fashionable Idiots) {1}: N:66
  597. Creeper: Eternity in Your Arms (Roadrunner) {1}: NME:36
  598. CyHi the Prynce: No Dope on Sundays (Brooklyn Knights) {1}: DJB:40
  599. Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk (Castle Face) {1}: Pc:87 -- TH:B
  600. Dasher: Sodium () {1}: RM:81
  601. Dave: Game Over (Dove) {1}: N:49
  602. Michael Davis: Hip-Bone Big Band (Hip-Bone Music) {1}: jrm:+
  603. Deaf Kids: Configuracao do Lamento (Neurot) {1}: Qt:52
  604. Deerhoof: Mountains Move (Joyful Noise) {1}: LQ:32
  605. Delicate Steve: This Is Steve (Anti-) {1}: Up:40
  606. Destroyer: Ken (Merge) {1}: DS:78
  607. Casey Dienel: Imitation of a Woman to Love (self-released) {1}: DS:76
  608. Aaron Dilloway: The Gag File (Dais) {1}: W:39
  609. Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein: Stranger Things 2 [A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack] (Lakeshore) {1}: CS:41
  610. DJ Format & Abdominal: Still Hungry () {1}: RM:76
  611. DJ Quik & Problem: Rosecrans (Diamond Lane) {1}: Up:49
  612. DJ Sports: Modern Species (Firecracker) {1}: GB:39
  613. Dodecahedron: Kwintessens (Season of Mist) {1}: pm_m:8
  614. Do Make Say Think: Stubborn Persistent Illusions (Constellation) {1}: ex_i:+
  615. Dopplereffekt: Cellular Automata (Leisure System) {1}: N:78
  616. Drab Majesty: The Demonstration (Dais) {1}: GB:51
  617. Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa (Warner) {1}: PCr:21
  618. Dune Rats: The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit (Dine Alone) {1}: pm_p:14
  619. Dutch Uncles: Big Balloon (Memphis Industries) {1}: Pc:98
  620. Dying Fetus: Wrong One to Fuck With (Relapse) {1}: ex_m:9
  621. Bob Dylan: Triplicate (Columbia) {1}: RS:35 -- TH:C+
  622. Elbow: Little Fictions (Polydor/Concord) {1}: Q:36
  623. Electric Wizard: Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm) {1}: Qt:62
  624. Katie Ellen: Cowgirl Blues (Lauren) {1}: N:28
  625. Enslaved: E (Nuclear Blast) {1}: pm_m:9
  626. Equiknoxx: Colon Man (DDS) {1}: GB:30
  627. Errorsmith: Superlative Fatigue (Pan) {1}: Qt:49
  628. Esmerine: Mechanics of Dominion (Constellation) {1}: ex_i:+
  629. Everything Everything: A Fever Dream (RCA) {1}: Q:29
  630. Exit Someone: Dry Your Eyes (Atelier Ciseaux) {1}: GB:53
  631. Eyre Llew: Atelo (self-released) {1}: DS:24
  632. Brent Faiyaz: Sonder Son (Lost Kids) {1}: DJB:22
  633. Fifth Harmony: Fifth Harmony (Epic/Syco) {1}: ny_c:24
  634. Fink: Fink's Sunday Night Blues Club Vol 1 () {1}: RM:64
  635. Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever (Ruf) {1}: ny_c:22
  636. Seamus Fogarty: The Curious Hand (Domino) {1}: Dr:73
  637. Sallie Ford: Soul Sick (Vanguard) {1}: P:44
  638. Formation: Look at the Powerful People (Grand Jury) {1}: RT:74
  639. Knox Fortune: Paradise (self-released) {1}: DJB:32
  640. Froth: Outside (Briefly) (Wichita) {1}: Pc:96
  641. Nelly Furtado: The Ride (Nelstar) {1}: Sl:25
  642. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon? (Sour Mash) {1}: RS:37
  643. Mahmoud Gania: Colours of the Night (Hive Mind) {1}: W:49
  644. Gazelle Twin: Kingdom Come (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray) {1}: Qt:47
  645. Gingerlys: Gingerlys (Topshelf) {1}: pm_i:10
  646. Girlpool: Powerplant (Anti-) {1}: Sg:36 -- TH:B
  647. Gnoomes: Tschak! (Rocket) {1}: Pc:58
  648. Joe Goddard: Electric Lines (Greco-Roman/Domino) {1}: hmv:+
  649. Godflesh: Post Self (Avalanche) {1}: Qt:59
  650. Golden Teacher: No Luscious Life (self-released) {1}: W:28
  651. Gosheven: Leaper (Opal Tapes) {1}: W:50
  652. The Granite Shore: Suspended Second (Occulation/Fishrider) {1}: Qt:38
  653. H Grimace: Self Architect () {1}: RT:43
  654. Guerilla Toss: GT Ultra (DFA) {1}: Sg:45
  655. Karen Gwyer: Rembo (Don't Be Afraid) {1}: W:40
  656. Tim Hagans: Faces Under the Influence: A Tribute to John Cassavetes (Waiting Moon) {1}: jrm:17
  657. Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton: Fatal Gift (Last Gang) {1}: DS:43
  658. Ann Hallenberg/Il Pomo D'Oro: Carnevale 1729 (Pentatone) {1}: am:+
  659. Mary Halvorson: Paimon: The Book of Angels Volume 32 (Tzadik) {1}: jjc:8
  660. Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Woodsist) {1}: GB:33
  661. Happyness: Write In (Bar None) {1}: Pc:56
  662. Haram: When You Have Won You Have Lost (self-released) {1}: N:56
  663. Curtis Harding: Face Your Fear (Anti-) {1}: am:+
  664. H Hawkline: I Romanticize (Heavenly) {1}: Dr:25 -- TH:B
  665. Hazelrigg Brothers: Songs We Like (self-released) {1}: jrm:15
  666. Headland: True Flowers From This Painted World (Headland) {1}: Pc:65
  667. Heaven in Her Arms: White Halo (Daymare) {1}: Sg:39
  668. Natalie Hemby: Puxico (GetWrucke) {1}: AS:23
  669. G Herbo: Humble Beast (Machine Entertainment Group) {1}: DJB:44
  670. Higher Brothers: Black Cab (CXSHXNLY) {1}: Sl:23
  671. High Plains: Cinderland (Kranky) {1}: ex_i:+
  672. Ho99o9: United States of Horror (Deathkult) {1}: LQ:38
  673. Hoops: Routines (Fat Possum) {1}: GB:21
  674. Hot Water Music: Light It Up (Rise) {1}: hmv:+
  675. House and Land: House and Land (Thrill Jockey) {1}: U:56
  676. House of Feelings: Last Chance EP (Infinite Best -EP) {1}: pm_p:15
  677. Hundredth: Rare (Hopeless) {1}: Sg:42
  678. I Ludicrous: Songs From the Sides of Lorries (Cherry Red) {1}: Qt:54
  679. Immolation: Atonement (Nuclear Blast) {1}: ex_m:8
  680. Indian Wells: Where the World Ends (Friends of Friends) {1}: pm_b:8
  681. The Inward Circles: And Right Lines Limit and Close All Bodies (Corbel Stone Press) {1}: Qt:53
  682. Sherman Irby & Momentum: Cerulean Canvas (Black Warrior) {1}: jrm:9
  683. Jakuzi: Fantezi Muzik (Domuz) {1}: Dr:72
  684. Japan Blues: Sells His Record Collection (self-released) {1}: Qt:55
  685. Jidenna: The Chief (Wondaland/Epic) {1}: ny_c:16
  686. Chuck Johnson: Balsams (Vdsq) {1}: U:23
  687. The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Don't Get Lost (A) {1}: Pc:54
  688. Majid Jordan: The Space Between (OVO Sound/Warner Bros) {1}: DJB:33
  689. The Juju Exchange: Exchange (self-released) {1}: CS:47
  690. Karen & the Sorrows: The Narrow Place (self-released) {1}: N:92
  691. Mack Keane: 2107 (MasonMack -EP) {1}: pm_p:10
  692. Chief Keef: Thot Breaker (RBC) {1}: ny_c:25
  693. Davy Kehoe: Short Passing Game (Wah Wah Wino) {1}: Qt:60
  694. Nadine Khouri: The Salted Air () {1}: RT:33
  695. Kiasmos: Blurred EP (Erased Tapes -EP) {1}: pm_b:11
  696. The Kickback: Weddings and Funerals (Julian) {1}: CS:28
  697. King Woman: Created in the Image of Suffering (Relapse) {1}: N:22
  698. Kite Base: Latent Whispers (Little Something) {1}: LQ:36
  699. Joachim Kuhn New Trio: Beauty & Truth (ACT -16) {1}: jkf:8 -- TH:[**]
  700. Alex Lahey: I Love You Like a Brother (Universal Music New Zealand) {1}: N:85
  701. Laibach: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Mute) {1}: Qt:79
  702. Land of Talk: Life After Youth (Saddle Creek) {1}: Up:35
  703. LANY: LANY (Polydor) {1}: pm_p:11
  704. Laraaji: Bring on the Sun (All Saints) {1}: Qt:77
  705. La Santa Cecilia: Amar y Vivir (Universal Music) {1}: am:+
  706. Kiran Leonard: Derevaun Seraun (Moshi Moshi) {1}: NME:47
  707. Ted Leo: The Hanged Man (SuperEgo) {1}: Sg:46
  708. Lights: Skin & Earth (Warner Bros) {1}: PCr:13
  709. Lil B: Black Ken (BasedWorld) {1}: W:45
  710. Lillie Mae: Forever and Then Some () {1}: RT:88
  711. Lil Peep: Come Over When You're Sober (Part One) (Warner Music Sweden) {1}: N:79
  712. Little Barrie: Death Express () {1}: RM:73
  713. Little Dragon: Season High (Loma Vista) {1}: Sk:46
  714. Kedr Livansky: Ariadna (2MR) {1}: GB:22
  715. Lomelda: Thx (Double Double Whammy) {1}: Sg:35
  716. Los Campesinos!: Sick Scenes (Wichita) {1}: Dr:91
  717. Low Cut Connie: Dirty Pictures (Part 1) (Contender) {1}: RS:47 -- TH:B
  718. Julia Lucille: Chthonic (Keeled Scales) {1}: GB:23
  719. Lunatic Soul: Fractured (Kscope) {1}: pm_r:8
  720. Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross/Thirty Tigers) {1}: P:49
  721. Farbror Resande Mac: Farbror Resande Mac (Horisontal Mambo) {1}: Pc:32
  722. Betsayda Machado & Parranda El Clavo: Loe Loa: Rural Recordings Under the Mango Tree (Odelia) {1}: ny_u:17
  723. Madonnatron: Madonnatron (Trashmouth) {1}: Qt:22
  724. Pete Malinverni Trio: Heaven (Saranac) {1}: jrm:14
  725. Gucci Mane/Metro Boomin: Drop Top Wop (GUWOP/1017/Atlantic) {1}: N:86
  726. Man Forever: Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey) {1}: Qt:21
  727. Amber Mark: 3:33 AM (PMR) {1}: GB:52
  728. Makaya McCraven: Highly Rare (International Anthem) {1}: ny_u:13
  729. Zara McFarlane: Arise (Brownswood) {1}: am:+
  730. Travis Meadows: First Cigarette (Blaster) {1}: Up:41
  731. Gary Meek: Originals (self-released) {1}: jkf:+
  732. Hermon Mehari: Bleu (Unlabeled) {1}: jjc:+
  733. Melkbelly: Nothing Valley (Wax Nine) {1}: P:36
  734. Vic Mensa: The Autobiography (Roc Nation) {1}: CS:38 -- TH:B
  735. MESH: Hesaitix (Pan) {1}: Qt:83
  736. Miami Horror: The Shapes (self-released -EP) {1}: pm_p:12
  737. Miguel: War & Leisure (ByStorm/RCA) {1}: EW:22
  738. Nidia Minaj: Nidia E Ma Nidia E Fudida (Principe) {1}: N:93
  739. Mozzy & Gunplay: Dreadlocks & Headshots (Real Talk Entertainment) {1}: N:82
  740. Mozzy: I Up Top Ahk (Empire) {1}: N:53
  741. John Murry: A Short History of Decay () {1}: RT:65
  742. Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Bird Calls (Playscape) {1}: jjs:7
  743. Mutemath: Play Dead (Caroline) {1}: PCr:14
  744. MXLX: Kicking Away at the Decrepit Walls Til the Beautiful Sunshine Blisters Thru the Cracks (Kindarad) {1}: Qt:70
  745. The Mynabirds: Be Here Now (Saddle Creek) {1}: DS:41
  746. Myrkur: Mareridt () {1}: RT:27
  747. David Nance: Negative Boogie (Ba Da Bing) {1}: N:61
  748. Steve Nelson: Brothers Under the Sun (HighNote) {1}: jrm:8
  749. Jeb Loy Nichols: Country Hustle (Inkind) {1}: RT:85
  750. Nick Mulvey: Wake Up Now (Caroline) {1}: Pc:86
  751. Niia: I (Atlantic) {1}: ny_c:6
  752. Nmesh: Pharma (Orange Milk) {1}: GB:58
  753. Kemper Norton: Hungan (self-released) {1}: Qt:36
  754. No Warning: Torture Culture (Last Gang) {1}: ex_m:6
  755. Obongjayar: Bassey (self-released -EP) {1}: N:90
  756. OCS: Memory of a Cut Off Head (Castle Face) {1}: Pc:55
  757. Octo Octa: Where Are We Going? (Honey Soundsystem) {1}: N:74
  758. Aine O'Dwyer: Gallarais (MIE) {1}: W:25
  759. Angel Olsen: Phases (Jagjaguwar) {1}: SR:37
  760. Once and Future Band: Once and Future Band (Castle Face) {1}: W:42
  761. Orion: Orion (Pax Am) {1}: N:88
  762. Daniel O'Sullivan: Veld (O Genesis) {1}: Qt:85
  763. Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge: Whispers on the Wind (MAMA) {1}: jrm:+
  764. Ozuna: Odisea (VP/Dimelo Vi/Sony Music Latin) {1}: ny_c:7
  765. Nai Palm: Needle Paw (Sony Classical) {1}: P:29
  766. Pancrace: Pancrace (Penultimate Press) {1}: W:44
  767. Gary Peacock Trio: Tangents (ECM) {1}: jjc:+
  768. Peaking Lights: The Fifth State of Consciousness (Two Flowers) {1}: Pc:94
  769. Carly Pearce: Every Little Thing (Big Machine) {1}: Up:24
  770. Hayden Pedigo: Greetings From Amarillo (Driftless) {1}: pm_b:10
  771. Perc: Bitter Music (Perc Trax) {1}: Qt:46
  772. Katy Perry: Witness (Capitol) {1}: DS:46
  773. Phew: Voice Hardcore (Bereket) {1}: W:23
  774. Pixx: The Age of Anxiety (4AD) {1}: Dr:69
  775. Pregnancy: Urgency (Lost & Lonesome) {1}: pm_i:7
  776. Primative Man: Caustic (Relapse) {1}: N:73
  777. Propagandhi: Victory Lap (Epitaph) {1}: N:50
  778. The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole (Slumberland) {1}: Dr:71
  779. PVRIS: All We Know of Heaven All We Need of Hell (Rise) {1}: hmv:+
  780. Pye Corner Audio: The Spiral (Death Waltz) {1}: Pc:42
  781. Quantic and Nidia Gongora: Curao (Tru Thoughts) {1}: pm_w:9
  782. Spencer Radcliffe & Everybody Else: Enjoy the Great Outdoors (Run for Cover) {1}: N:97
  783. Ragana: You Take Nothing (self-released) {1}: N:32
  784. Rag'n'Bone Man: Human (Sony UK) {1}: RM:62 -- TH:B-
  785. Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement: Ambient Black Magic (Hospital Productions) {1}: Qt:63
  786. Ramzi: Phobiza Noite Vol 2 (Mood Hut -EP) {1}: GB:60
  787. Rays: Rays (Trouble in Mind) {1}: N:94
  788. Luke Reed: Won't Be There (self-released) {1}: GB:44
  789. Alex Rex: Vermillion (Tin Angel) {1}: Dr:70
  790. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: Before the Flood [Soundtrack] (Lakeshore -16) {1}: DS:38
  791. Riccardo Muti/Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner: Symphony No 9 (CSO Resound) {1}: am:+
  792. Miranda Lee Richards: Existential Beast () {1}: RM:35
  793. Riddlore: Afro Mutations (Nyege Nyege Tapes -16) {1}: Qt:57 -- TH:[**]
  794. Marcus Roberts Trio: Trio Crescent: Celebrating Coltrane (J-Master) {1}: jrm:+
  795. Rick Ross: Rather You Than Me (Maybach Music Group/Epic) {1}: DJB:25
  796. Francois-Xavier Roth/Les Siecles: Maurice Ravel: Daphnis & Chloe, Complete Ballet (Harmonia Mundi) {1}: am:+
  797. Royal Thunder: WICK (Spinefarm) {1}: pm_m:16
  798. Rozwell Kid: Precious Art (Side One Dummy) {1}: N:69
  799. Sacred Paws: Strike a Match (Rock Action) {1}: am:+
  800. Sadaf: Shell (Outside Insight -EP) {1}: W:37
  801. Saffron Ensemble: Will You? (Rock Paper Scissors) {1}: jrm:21
  802. Saicobab: Sab Se Purani Bab (Shochy) {1}: W:27
  803. Sassy 009: Do You Mind (Luft -EP) {1}: GB:36
  804. Alexandra Savior: Belladonna of Sadness (Columbia) {1}: I:30
  805. School Damage: School Damage (Chapter) {1}: pm_i:6
  806. Marilyn Scott: Standard Blue (Prana Entertainment) {1}: jrm:18
  807. Garren Sean: Garren LP (self-released) {1}: DJB:34
  808. Shabaka and the Ancestors: Wisdom of Elders (Brownswood -16) {1}: jsf:+ -- TH:[*]
  809. Joseph Shabason: Aytche (Western Vinyl) {1}: GB:49
  810. !!!: Shake the Shudder (Warp) {1}: pm_p:9
  811. She-Devils: She-Devils (Secretly Canadian) {1}: GB:27
  812. Sherwood & Pinch: Man vs Sofa (On-U Sound/Tectonic) {1}: am:+
  813. Shit & Shine: Total Shit! (Diagonal) {1}: Qt:27
  814. Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly: On Her Journey to the Sun (InsideOut) {1}: pm_r:6
  815. Sky Architect: Nomad (FREIA Music) {1}: pm_r:9
  816. Slatface: Try Not to Freak Out (Propeller) {1}: DS:52
  817. Slaughter Beach Dog: Birdie (Lame-O) {1}: N:72
  818. SOB X RBE: SOB X RBE (self-released) {1}: ny_c:17
  819. Soccer Mommy: Collection (Fat Possum) {1}: Dr:92
  820. Spectral Voice: Eroded Corridors of Unbeing (Dark Descent) {1}: pm_m:7
  821. Spirit Adrift: Curse of Conception (20 Buck Spin) {1}: pm_m:15
  822. Squeeze: The Knowledge (Love) {1}: Q:43
  823. Juanita Stein: America (Nude) {1}: DS:56
  824. Steps: Tears on the Dance Floor (self-released) {1}: PCr:15
  825. Sufjan Stevens/Bryce Dessner/Nico Muhly/James McAlister: Planetarium (4AD) {1}: RM:47
  826. Still: I (Pan) {1}: Qt:80
  827. Kelley Stoltz: Que Aura (Castle Face) {1}: Mj:39
  828. Strand of Oaks: Hard Love (Dead Oceans) {1}: Up:36
  829. Strange U: #LP4080 (High Focus) {1}: W:22
  830. Will Stratton: Rosewood Alamanac (Bella Union) {1}: Dr:95
  831. Succumb: Succumb (The Flenser) {1}: pm_m:18
  832. Sunrot: Sunnata (self-released) {1}: N:81
  833. The Surfing Magazines: The Surfing Magazines (Moshi Moshi) {1}: Dr:56
  834. Akio Suzuki/John Butcher: Immediate Landscapes (Flarri) {1}: W:33
  835. Suzy: Yes? No? (JYP -EP) {1}: PCr:16
  836. Teen Daze: Themes for a New Earth (Flora) {1}: pm_b:7
  837. Teleplasmiste: Frequency Is the New Ecstasy (House of Mythology) {1}: Qt:40
  838. Tetragrammacide: Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix (Iron Bonehead) {1}: Qt:100
  839. Tired Lion: Dumb Days (Universal Music) {1}: DS:49
  840. Torres: Three Futures (4AD) {1}: N:27
  841. Bjorn Torske & Prins Thomas: Square One (Smalltown Supersound) {1}: Pc:61
  842. Total Leatherette: For the Climax of the Night (Milk) {1}: Qt:61
  843. Com Truise: Iteration (Ghostly) {1}: Pc:36
  844. Simon Fisher Turner: Giraffe (Editions Mego) {1}: Qt:96
  845. Umfang: Symbolic Use of Light (Technicolour) {1}: Dr:89
  846. University of Northern Colorado Jazz Lab Band: The Romeo and Juliet Project (Artist Alliance) {1}: jkf:10
  847. Unsane: Sterilize (Southern Lord) {1}: Qt:66
  848. UUUU: UUUU (Editions Mego) {1}: Qt:73
  849. Manuel Valera Trio: The Seasons (MaVo) {1}: jjc:+
  850. Rick Vandivier: Under One Roof (self-released) {1}: jrm:+
  851. Vanishing: Vanishing (Tombed Visions) {1}: Qt:29
  852. Alan Vega: IT (Fader Label) {1}: Qt:50
  853. Vein: Vein Plays Ravel (Double Moon) {1}: jjc:+
  854. Venn: Runes (Full Time Hobby) {1}: Dr:40
  855. Katie Von Schleicher: Shitty Hits (Ba Da Bing) {1}: Dr:63
  856. Wall: Untitled (Wharf Cat) {1}: Dr:61
  857. Justin Walter: Unseen Forces (Kranky) {1}: Qt:25
  858. Kenny Warren Quartet: Thank You for Coming to Life (Whirlwind) {1}: jjc:+
  859. Andrew Weatherall: Qualia (Hoga Nord) {1}: Pc:70
  860. Mark Winkler: The Company I Keep (Cafe Pacific) {1}: jrm:16
  861. Wobbler: From Silence to Somewhere (Karisma) {1}: pm_r:7
  862. Woe: Hope Attrition (Vendetta) {1}: N:95
  863. Woods: Love Is Love (Woodsist) {1}: RT:75
  864. Wrongtom & the Ragga Twins: In Time (Tru Thoughts) {1}: Mj:50
  865. Yellow Eyes: Immersion Trench Reverie (Sibir) {1}: N:77
  866. Yossarians: Fabric of Time (self-released) {1}: Qt:72
  867. You'll Never Get to Heaven: Images (Yellow K) {1}: GB:38
  868. Young Dolph: Bullet Proof (Paper Route Empire) {1}: N:54
  869. Your Old Droog: Packs (Fat Beats) {1}: Pc:31
  870. Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh: Expedition (Sunnyside) {1}: jrm:+
  871. Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfish: Blade Runner 2049 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Epic) {1}: CS:46
  872. Hans Zimmer: Dunkirk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Water Tower Music) {1}: CS:24

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