2022 Metafile Legend

Two data files, meta.txt and rmeta.txt, the former for new releases, the latter for reissues, compilations, vault music. Fields separated by '|':

  1. Points: Make does a numeric sort on this field as first key.
  2. Artist: Last name '_' first name, such that make can do an alpha sort on this as second key.
  3. Title: Album title.
  4. Label: Label; may be preceded by dates (e.g., 1972 or 1972-74) and comma; may be followed by format (e.g., EP, or 2CD).
  5. Release date: Written as MM-DD, including '0' to pad to two digits. "-16" indicates a 2016 release date.
  6. Flags: Used to specify genre, also whether I have heard the record. More than one may be set:
    • 1: I own a hard copy of the album (could be CDR).
    • 2: I've heard the record from a streaming or download source.
    • 3: I've done limited sampling of the record, or I'm grading a reissue from an earlier release.
    • B: Blues/Gospel/R&B
    • C: Country/Americana/Folk
    • E: Electronica
    • H: Hip-Hop/Rap
    • J: Jazz
    • K: Classical
    • M: Metal
    • W: World, both pop and folk, including Latin
  7. Data: Multiple segments, each separated by comma (','), preferably sorted alphabetically. Each segment consists of a key (alpha abbreviation), optionally followed by colon (':') and a number, which is the rank position of the record on the list, or a plus ('+'), which indicates an unranked point, or '*N' for N points. There are two series of data: one from major sources which are scored 5 (1st place), 4 (2-5th), 3 (6-10th), 2 (11-20th), 1 (anything above 20th); then following a semicolon, one from minor sources which are generally scored 3 (1st place), 2 (2-5th), 1 (anything above 5th). The keys are listed in the legend data file (legend-data.txt). Ties aren't marked this year (in previous years they were marked '*'; sorry, I screwed up). If a list contains multiple records in a numeric slot (often by same artist), each are credited (subject to notes below). The distinction between major and minor is somewhat arbitrary, but long lists tend to count as major (even if by idiots), and short and/or unranked lists as minor.
  8. Comment: Anything else considered a comment. These appear in the output, but aren't counted.

The legend-data.txt file also consists of fields separated by '|'. They are:

  1. Key: The key for the list, used in data above.
  2. Type: How the list is counted, if any rank in the list gets more than one point: empty means everything gets one point; extra points are noted by the cutoff rank, with comma separating each tier -- e.g., "20,1" gives 2 points to everything ≥ 20 except 3 points ≥ 1.
  3. Name: The plain name for the list.
  4. URL: Where to find the list (often just the top of the list.
  5. Alt URL: An alternate (unofficial) source for the list (often these are easier to work with than the actual URL.)
  6. Comment: Any additional comments. Within this the following subfields (comma-separated) are noted:
    • RC:# Robert Christgau letter grades (points: A:5, A-:4, B+/***: 3, **: 2 *:1, B or less: 0)
    • TH:# Tom Hull letter grades (points same as RC)

Since I don't have corresponding lists to work off of, and since I value their reviews highly, I've decided to score RC, MT, and TH as: A/A+ 5, A- 4, B+/*** 3, ** 2, * 1; omitting the 2014 (and earlier) releases. I haven't sucked up all of TH's letter grades -- only those mentioned by others.

Some general guidelines on which lists were counted (and which not):

  • Where separate "international" and "national" lists are provided, only "international" is counted. Similarly, "local" (state or city) lists are not counted.
  • Most genre lists are counted, except classical, soundtracks, Christian. I have virtually no interest in metal but have almost always counted metal lists.
  • Honorable mentions or unranked extras added to lists are generally counted, with '+' instead of rank numbers. Same for unranked lists (although unless explicitly stated, unnumbered lists are generally assumed to be top-down).
  • Format-specific lists (e.g., EPs, mixtapes) are usually ignored. EPs occurring in general lists are counted, but singles are generally not.
  • Don't bother with lists that are aggregates of other lists, figuring they're just approximations of this aggregate. Also don't bother with reader polls (although I make a couple exceptions).

Lists

The following lists have been counted:

  1. [3v] 3voor12 [Netherlands] (25,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  2. [45] The Forty-Five [UK] (45,20,10,5,1) [link]
  3. [Al] Albumism (50) [link]
  4. [Alt] The Alternative (55,20,10,5,1) [link]
  5. [AS] American Songwriter [US] (17) [link]
  6. [AV] AV Club [US] (27,20,10,5,1) [link]
  7. [BA] Burning Ambulance () [link] -- + January-June
  8. [BB] Billboard (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  9. [BPM] Beats Per Minute (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  10. [BS] Bitter Southerner (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  11. [BV] Brooklyn Vegan (55,20,10,5,1) [link]
  12. [BV_i] Brooklyn Vegan: Indie Basement (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  13. [BV_p] Brooklyn Vegan: Punk (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  14. [BV_r] Brooklyn Vegan: Rap (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  15. [C] Crack [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  16. [CE] Chuck Eddy (Eliminated for Reasons of Space) (150,20,10,5,1) [link]
  17. [Cl] Clash [UK] (60,20,10,5,1) [link]
  18. [CM] Chris Monsen (Perfect Sounds Forever) (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  19. [Cmp] Complex [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  20. [Cmp_U] Complex [UK] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  21. [Cpu] Counterpunch: Jeffrey St Clair () [link]
  22. [CS] Consequence [of Sound] [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  23. [D] Dork (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  24. [DB] Downbeat () [link] -- 5 stars: +++; 4.5 stars: ++; 4 stars: +; excl 2022 releases
  25. [Db] Decibel [US] (40,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  26. [DIY] DIY (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  27. [DJ] Double J [Australia] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  28. [DJM] DJ Mag (40) [link]
  29. [DW] Dan Weiss [Riot Riot] () -- 82-41
  30. [Dz] Dazed [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  31. [Esq] Esquire [US] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  32. [Ev] Evening Standard (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  33. [EW] Entertainment Weekly [US] (,,10,5,1) [link]
  34. [EWi] Expert Witness (Facebook group) (50,20,10,5,1) -- copied from Brad Luen's Facebook post, +rest of list, +EPs, +singletons
  35. [Ex] Exclaim! [Canada] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  36. [Fa] Fader (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  37. [FJ] Free Jazz Collective (,,10,3,1) [link] -- rest of top 10 +++
  38. [Fld] Flood [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  39. [FO] Far Out [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  40. [Fp] Fopp [UK] () [link]
  41. [G] Guardian [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  42. [GB] Gorilla Vs Bear [US] (55,20,10,5,1) [link]
  43. [Gl] Glide [US] (20) [link]
  44. [GQ] GQ [UK] () [link]
  45. [GTV] God Is in the TV (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  46. [H] Holler (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  47. [HDX] HipHopDX [US] (,,10,5,1) [link]
  48. [HG] Hip-Hop Golden Age (60,20,10,5,1) [link]
  49. [HP] Hot Press [Ireland] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  50. [HV] Humanizing the Vacuum [US]: Alfred Soto (35,20,10,5,1) [link]
  51. [I] The Independent [UK] (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  52. [JC] Jazz Critics Poll (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  53. [JC_r] Jazz Critics Poll (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  54. [Jp] Jenesaispop [Spain] (75,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  55. [JW] Jazzwise [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  56. [K] Kerrang (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  57. [KC] KCRW (23,5,1) [link]
  58. [L4] Live4ever [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  59. [LAT] Los Angeles Times (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  60. [LBF] The Line of Best Fit [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  61. [LCA] Le Canal Auditif [CAN] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  62. [LI] Les Inrocks [France] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  63. [LQ] Loud and Quiet [UK] (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  64. [LW] Louder Than War [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  65. [Mc] Metacritic (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  66. [Mg] Magnet [US] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  67. [Mix] Mixmag [UK] () [link]
  68. [Mj] Mojo [UK] (75,20,10,5,1) [link]
  69. [MO] MusicOMH [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  70. [Ms] Mondosonoro [Spain]: International (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  71. [Mx] Mxdwn (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  72. [Ne] The Needle Drop (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  73. [NME] NME [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  74. [No] Norman Records [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  75. [NPR] NPR (50) [link]
  76. [NPR_l] NPR: Listeners (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  77. [NR] No Ripcord [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  78. [NT] Northern Transmissions [CAN] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  79. [On] Ondarock [Italy] (51,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  80. [Oo] Oor [Netherlands] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  81. [P] Paste (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  82. [Pap] Paper () [link]
  83. [Pc] Piccadilly Records (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  84. [Pf] Pitchfork (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  85. [PM] PopMatters (80,20,10,5,1) [link]
  86. [PM_r] PopMatters: Reissues (30) [link]
  87. [PO] Phil Overeem (235,20,10,5,1) [link]
  88. [PO_r] Phil Overeem: archaeological digs (50,20,10,5,1)
  89. [Pu] Punktastic (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  90. [PW] Passion of the Weiss (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  91. [Qt] The Quietus [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  92. [RC] Record Collector [UK] (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  93. [Ret] Retropop [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  94. [Rev] Revolver [US] (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  95. [Rf] RIFF Magazine (45,20,10,5,1) [link]
  96. [RkS] Rock Sound [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  97. [Ri] The Ringer (27,20,10,5,1) [link]
  98. [RS] Rolling Stone [US] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  99. [RS_c] Rolling Stone [US]: Country/Americana (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  100. [RS_ir] Rolling Stone: Indie-Rock (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  101. [RSh] Rob Sheffield (Rolling Stone) (,20,10,5,1)
  102. [RT] Rough Trade [UK] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  103. [Rx] Robert Christgau: Dean's List (83,20,10,5,1) [link] -- minus uncharted old {3,28,30,42,48,74,80}
  104. [S] Spin [US] () [link] -- "our editors pick their albums of the year"
  105. [Sbd] Stereoboard [UK] (50,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  106. [SC] Spectrum Culture (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  107. [SE] Stephen Thomas Erlewine [So It Goes] (69,20,10,5,1) [link]
  108. [Sg] Stereogum [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  109. [Sk] The Skinny [UK] (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  110. [Sl] Slant [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  111. [SLi] Still Listening (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  112. [Spk] Sputnik Music [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  113. [SpL] Semipop Life (Brad Luen) (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  114. [STi] The Sunday Times (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  115. [T] The Telegraph [UK] (,,10,5,1) [link]
  116. [TH_j] Tom Hull: Jazz (80,20,10,5,1) [link]
  117. [TH_n] Tom Hull: Non-Jazz (80,20,10,5,1) [link]
  118. [TL] Tom Lane (,,10,5,1) -- PJPRP, email
  119. [TN] Tim Niland [Music & More] (,,10,5,1) -- Facebook
  120. [TO] Time Out (30,20,10,5,1) [link]
  121. [Tr] Treblezine [US] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  122. [TSG] There Stands the Glass (50,20,10,5,1) [link] -- + reissues, EPs
  123. [U] Uncut [UK] (75,20,10,5,1) [link]
  124. [Up] Uproxxh (50) [link]
  125. [UPC] Uproxx Critics Poll (100,20,10,5,1) [ref link]
  126. [UR] Under the Radar [US] (100,20,10,5,1) [link]
  127. [VF] Vinyl Factory () [link]
  128. [Vb_h] Vibe [US]: Hip-Hop (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  129. [W] The Wire (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  130. [Why] WhyNow (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  131. [WR] Whiskey Riff (40,20,10,5,1) [link]
  132. [WW] Whiskey on Wax (,20,10,5,1) [link]
  133. [WX] WXPN (Philadelphia) (25,20,10,5,1) [link]
  134. [XCI] Christian Iszchak (73,20,10,5,1) [link]
  135. [XSN] XS Noize [IRL] (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  136. [XSP] Expert Witness: Stan Piccirilli (60,20,10,5,1)
  137. [Yb] Yardbarker (50,20,10,5,1) [link]
  138. [YW] Ye Wei Blog (Jason Gross) (95,20,10,5,1) [link]
  139. [YW_r] Ye Wei Blog: reissues (63,20,10,5,1)
  140. [acn] All Country News () [link]
  141. [ae] An Earful: Jeremy Shatan (25,5,1) [link]
  142. [ahw] American Highways: Melissa Clarke () [link]
  143. [ahw_dn] American Highways: Dave Nowels () [link]
  144. [am] AllMusic [US] () [link]
  145. [am_a] AllMusic [US]: alternative/indie () [link]
  146. [am_b] AllMusic [US]: blues () [link]
  147. [am_c] AllMusic [US]: country () [link]
  148. [am_e] AllMusic [US]: electronic () [link]
  149. [am_f] AllMusic [US]: folk/Americana () [link]
  150. [am_h] AllMusic [US]: rap/hip hop () [link]
  151. [am_j] AllMusic [US]: jazz () [link]
  152. [am_k] AllMusic [US]: rock () [link]
  153. [am_l] AllMusic [US]: Latin & global () [link]
  154. [am_m] AllMusic [US]: metal () [link]
  155. [am_p] AllMusic [US]: pop () [link]
  156. [am_r] AllMusic [US]: r&b () [link]
  157. [am_s] AllMusic [US]: singer/songwriter () [link]
  158. [am_z] AllMusic [US]: archival releases () [link]
  159. [ap] Alternative Press () [link]
  160. [asp] The Associated Press (10) [link]
  161. [atl] The Atlantic (10,5,1) [link]
  162. [atw] Atwood () [link]
  163. [ay_ap] Album of the Year: Art Pop (25,5,1) [link]
  164. [ay_ar] Album of the Year: Alternative Rock (25,5,1) [link]
  165. [ay_c] Album of the Year: Country (25,5,1) [link]
  166. [ay_e] Album of the Year: Electronic (25,5,1) [link]
  167. [ay_f] Album of the Year: Folk (25,5,1) [link]
  168. [ay_h] Album of the Year: Hip-Hop (25,5,1) [link]
  169. [ay_ip] Album of the Year: Indie Pop (25,5,1) [link] -- \
  170. [ay_ir] Album of the Year: Indie Rock (25,5,1) [link]
  171. [ay_j] Album of the Year: Jazz (24,5,1) [link] -- as of 2024-02-07
  172. [ay_p] Album of the Year: Pop (25,5,1) [link]
  173. [ay_r] Album of the Year: R&B (25,5,1) [link]
  174. [ay_t] Album of the Year: Trap (25,5,1) [link]
  175. [ayu_c] Album of the Year User Score: Country (25,5,1) [link]
  176. [ayu_j] Album of the Year User Score: Jazz (22,5,1) [link]
  177. [bb_c] Billboard: country (10,5,1) [link]
  178. [bb_d] Billboard: Dance (15) [link]
  179. [bb_h] Billboard: hip-hop (20,5,1) [link]
  180. [bb_k] Billboard: K-Pop (25) [link]
  181. [bb_l] Billboard: Latin () [link]
  182. [bb_q] Billboard: Pride (LGBTQ+) (20) [link]
  183. [bb_r] Billboard: R&B (10,5,1) [link]
  184. [bb6] BBC Radio 6 [UK] () [link]
  185. [bc] Bandcamp Daily () [link]
  186. [bc_a] Bandcamp Daily: Ambient () [link]
  187. [bc_at] Bandcamp Daily: Acid Test () [link]
  188. [bc_c] Bandcamp Daily: Country ()
  189. [bc_cm] Bandcamp Daily: Club Music () [link]
  190. [bc_e] Bandcamp Daily: Electronic () [link]
  191. [bc_f] Bandcamp Daily: Folk () [link]
  192. [bc_fr] Bandcamp Daily: Field Recordings () [link]
  193. [bc_h] Bandcamp Daily: Hip-Hop () [link]
  194. [bc_j] Bandcamp Daily: Jazz [Dave Sumner] () [link]
  195. [bc_p] Bandcamp Daily: Punk () [link]
  196. [bc_r] Bandcamp Daily: Reissues () [link]
  197. [bc_x] Bandcamp Daily: Experimental () [link]
  198. [bi] Business Insider (15,5,1) [link]
  199. [bl] Bleep [UK] (10,5,1) [link]
  200. [bv_c] Brooklyn Vegan: country () [link]
  201. [bv_f] Brooklyn Vegan: folk () [link]
  202. [bv_hc] Brooklyn Vegan: hardcore () [link]
  203. [bv_i] Brooklyn Vegan: indie/alternative legends () [link]
  204. [bv_j] Brooklyn Vegan: jazz () [link]
  205. [bv_r] Brooklyn Vegan Indie Basement: Reissues & Box Sets () [link]
  206. [bv_sp] Brooklyn Vegan: ska & ska-punk () [link]
  207. [cdm] Coup de Main [NZ] (10,5,1) [link]
  208. [cn] Country Now (10,5,1) [link]
  209. [cw] PJRP: Carl Wilson (10,5,1)
  210. [ec] The Economist (10) [link]
  211. [fd] JCP: Francis Davis (10,5,1)
  212. [g_c] Guardian [UK]: Contemporary (John Lewis) (10,5,1) [link]
  213. [g_e] Guardian/Observer: Kitty Empire (10,5,1) [link]
  214. [g_f] Guardian [UK]: Folk (Jude Rogers) (10,5,1) [link]
  215. [g_g] Guardian [UK]: Global (Ammar Kalia) (10,5,1) [link]
  216. [g_j] Guardian [UK]: Jazz (John Fordham) (10,5,1) [link]
  217. [ghj] JCP: Geoffrey Himes (10,5,1)
  218. [hpo] Huffington Post () [link]
  219. [hyb] HypeBeast () [link]
  220. [j91] Jazz FM.91 (25) [link]
  221. [jad] JCP: Alain Drouot (10,5,1)
  222. [jadh] JCP: Anthony Dean-Harris (10,5,1)
  223. [jads] Doug Anders [KLCC] (10,5,1) [link]
  224. [jag] JCP: Andrew Gilbert (10,5,1)
  225. [jaga] JCP: Ana Gavrilovska (10)
  226. [jahk] JCP: Andrey Henkin (10,5,1)
  227. [jak] JCP: Amar Kalia (10,5,1)
  228. [jal] JCP: Art Lange (10)
  229. [jam] JCP: Allen Michie (10,5,1)
  230. [jamo] JCP: Allen Morrison (10)
  231. [jan] Jazz Artistry Now () [link]
  232. [japa] JCP: Annie Parnell (10,5,1)
  233. [jas] JCP: Adam Shatz (10,5,1)
  234. [jb] Jazz Buffalo (25) [link]
  235. [jbbr] JCP: Bill Brownlee (10,5,1)
  236. [jbm] JCP: Bill Milkowski (50,5,1)
  237. [jbs] JCP: Bret Saunders (Denver Post) (10,5,1) [link]
  238. [jbu] JCP: Bill Beuttler (10,5,1)
  239. [jbw] JCP: Bob Weinberg (10,5,1)
  240. [cah] AAJ: C Andrew Hovan ()
  241. [jcb] JCP: Chris Barton (10,5,1)
  242. [jch] JCP: Chris Heim (10,5,1)
  243. [jcm] AAJ: Chris May () [link]
  244. [jd] Jazz Desk () [link] -- + best historical
  245. [jda] JCP: David R Adler (10,5,1)
  246. [jdcr] JPC: Dave Cantor (10,5,1)
  247. [jdcl] JPC: David Cristol (10,5,1)
  248. [jdb] JCP: Dan Bilawsky (10,5,1)
  249. [jdbs] JCP: Dan Buskirk (10,5,1)
  250. [jdg] JCP: David A Graham (10,5,1)
  251. [jdku] JCP: David Kunian (10,5,1)
  252. [jdl] JCP: Devin Leonard (10)
  253. [jdln] AAJ: Dave Linn () [link]
  254. [jdm] JCP/AAJ: Dan McClenaghan (10,5,1) [link]
  255. [jdo] JCP: Dan Ouellette (10,5,1) [link]
  256. [jdp] JCP: Dan Polletta (10)
  257. [jdr] JCP: Derk Richardson (10)
  258. [jdsu] JCP: Dave Sumner (10,5,1)
  259. [jdt] JCP: Derek Taylor (10,5,1)
  260. [jeak] JCP: Esteban Arizpe Castaneda (10,5,1)
  261. [jeh] JCP: Eyal Hareuveni (10)
  262. [jek] JCP: Elzy Kolb (10)
  263. [jff] JCP/Jazz Trail: Felipe Freitas (10,5,1) [link] -- + in 30
  264. [jfk] JCP: Fred Kaplan [Slate] (10,5,1) [link]
  265. [jfm] FJC: Ferruccio Martinotti (10)
  266. [jfn] JCP: Fotis Nikolakopoulos (10,5,1)
  267. [jgc] JCP: Gary Chapin (10,5,1)
  268. [jgf] JCP: Gary Finney (10)
  269. [jgg] JCP: George Grella (10,5,1)
  270. [jgk] JCP: Glenn Kenny (10,5,1) [link] -- + blog list
  271. [jgm] FJC: Gregg Miller (10,5,1)
  272. [jgmo] FJC: Guido Montegradi (10)
  273. [jgt] AAJ: Geno Thackara () [link]
  274. [jgv] JCP: George Varga (10,5,1)
  275. [jgy] JCP: Gene Seymour (10,5,1) [link]
  276. [jgz] JCP: George Kanzler (10,5,1)
  277. [jha] JCP/AAJ: Hrayr Attarian (10)
  278. [jhm] JCP: Howard Mandel (10,5,1)
  279. [jin] JCP: Ivana Ng (10,5,1)
  280. [jis] FJC: Irena Stevanovska (10,5,1)
  281. [jjbc] JCP: Joe Bebco [The Syncopated Times] (10)
  282. [jjbw] AAJ: Jack Bowers () [link]
  283. [jjc] JCP: John Chacona (10,5,1)
  284. [jjce] JCP: Jeff Cebulski (10,5,1)
  285. [jjco] JCP: John Corbett (10,5,1)
  286. [jje] JCP: John Ephland (10,5,1)
  287. [jjg] JCP: Jon Garelick (10)
  288. [jjgr] JCP: Jason Gross (10,5,1)
  289. [jjha] JCP: James Hale (10,5,1)
  290. [jjhy] JCP: Jim Hynes (10,5,1)
  291. [jjkb] JCP: James Koblin (The Necessary Blues) (10,5,1) [link]
  292. [jjko] FJC: Jury Kobayashi (10,5,1)
  293. [jjm] JCRP: Jim Macnie (Lament for a Straight Line) (10,5,1)
  294. [jjm_j] JCP: Jim Macnie (10,5,1)
  295. [jjo] JCP: John Frederick Moore (10,5,1)
  296. [jjs] JCP: John Szwed (10)
  297. [jjsh] JCP/AAJ: John Sharpe (10,5,1) [link]
  298. [jjw] JCP/AAJ: Jerome Wilson (10,5,1) [link]
  299. [jjwd] JCP: Josef Woodard (10,5,1)
  300. [jjws] JCP: Jason Weiss (10,5,1)
  301. [jka] AAJ: Karl Ackermann (13,5,1) [link]
  302. [jkd] JCP: Ken Dryden (10,5,1)
  303. [jkg] JCP: Kurt Gottschalk (10,5,1)
  304. [jkcw] JCP/AAJ: Katchie Cartwright (10,5,1)
  305. [jkl] AAJ: Ken Laster () [link]
  306. [jkm] JCP: Ken Micallef (10,5,1)
  307. [jkw] JCP: Ken Waxman (10)
  308. [jkws] JCP: Ken Weiss (10,5,1)
  309. [jky] JCP: Kazue Yokoi (10)
  310. [jla] JCP: Larry Appelbaum (10,5,1)
  311. [jlb] JCP: Larry Blumenfeld (10,5,1)
  312. [jlbi] JCP: Larry Birnbaum (10)
  313. [jld] JCP: Laurence Donohue-Greene (10,5,1)
  314. [jlg] JCP: Ludovico Granvassu (10)
  315. [jlh] JCP: Larry Hollis (10,5,1)
  316. [jll] JCP: Lance Liddle (Bebop Spoken Here) (10,5,1)
  317. [jlre] JCP: Lee Rice Epstein (10,5,1)
  318. [jls] JCP: Lloyd Sachs (10,5,1)
  319. [jlv] JCP: Ludwig vanTrikt (10,5,1)
  320. [jmbn] FJC: Matty Bannond (10,5,1)
  321. [jmbo] JCP: Mike Borella (10,5,1)
  322. [jmc] JCP: Mark Corroto (18,5,1)
  323. [jmh] Mark Holston (10,5,1)
  324. [jmj] JCP: Martin Johnson (10,5,1)
  325. [jmju] AAJ: Mike Jurkovic () [link]
  326. [jmk] JCP: Mark Stryker (10,5,1)
  327. [jmlo] JCP/JJA: Mark Lomanno (10) [link]
  328. [jmm] JCP: Milo Miles (10)
  329. [jmmz] Matt Merewitz () -- Facebook
  330. [jms] JCP: Mike Shanley (10,5,1)
  331. [jmsc] FSC: Martin Schray (10,5,1)
  332. [jmsu] JCP/AAJ: Mark Sullivan (10,5,1)
  333. [jmt] JCP: Michael Toland (10,5,1)
  334. [jmu] JCP: Michael Ullman (10,5,1)
  335. [jmw] JCP: Michael J West (10,5,1)
  336. [jmy] JCP: Michael Coyle (10,5,1)
  337. [jnc] JCP: Nate Chinen (10,5,1)
  338. [jndg] AAJ: Neil Duggan () [link]
  339. [jnm] FJC: Nick Metzger (10)
  340. [jno] FJC: Nick Ostrum (10)
  341. [jnt] JCP: Neil Tesser (10,5,1)
  342. [jpa] JCP: Paul Acquaro (10,5,1)
  343. [jpb] JCP: Philip Booth (10)
  344. [jpf] JCP: Patrick Frisco (10,5,1)
  345. [jpfr] JCP: Phil Freeman (10,5,1)
  346. [jpq] JCP: Peter Quinn (10,5,1)
  347. [jpl] JCP: Phillip Lutz (10,5,1)
  348. [jpm] JCP: Peter Margasak (10,5,1)
  349. [jpmd] JCP: Paul Medrano (10,5,1) [link] -- +HM
  350. [jrd] JCP: Raul da Gama (10,5,1)
  351. [jrh] JCP: Rob Hoff (10,5,1)
  352. [jri] JCP: Robert Iannapollo (10,5,1)
  353. [jrk] JCP: Richard Kamins (10,5,1)
  354. [jrm] JCP: Ralph Miriello (10)
  355. [jrmi] JCP: Rick Mitchell (10,5,1)
  356. [jrml] JCP: Roz Milner ()
  357. [jrsc] Rich Scheinin (10,5,1)
  358. [jrsp] Rob Shepherd (10,5,1)
  359. [jrw] JCP: Richard Williams (10,5,1)
  360. [jry] JCP: Ron Wynn (10,5,1)
  361. [js] PJRP: John Smallwood (10,5,1)
  362. [jsa] JCP: Scott Albin (10,5,1)
  363. [jsb] JCP/FJC: Stuart Broomer (10,5,1)
  364. [jsd] JCP: Shaun Brady (10,5,1)
  365. [jse] JCP: Shannon Ali (Shannon J Effinger) (10,5,1)
  366. [jsf] JCP: Steve Feeney (10,5,1)
  367. [jsgh] JCP: Stephen Graham (Marlbank) (10,5,1)
  368. [jsgj] FJC: Stef Gijssels (10,5,1)
  369. [jsgu] JCP: Scott Gutterman (10,5,1)
  370. [jsj] JCP: Sanford Josephson (10,5,1)
  371. [jsk] JCP: Stuart Kremsky (10,5,1)
  372. [jsl] JCP: Slim (10)
  373. [jslo] JCP: Suzanne Lorge (10,5,1)
  374. [jsn] Stuart Nicholson (10,5,1)
  375. [jsp] Sergio Piccirilli (10,5,1)
  376. [jss] JCP: Sammy Stein (10,5,1)
  377. [jssc] JCP: Sarah Schmidt (10)
  378. [jssm] JCP: Stewart Smith (10,5,1)
  379. [jsw] Seth Colter Walls (10,5,1)
  380. [jsy] JCP: Scott Yanow (10,5,1)
  381. [jtc] JCP: Troy Collins (10,5,1)
  382. [jtd] JCP/AAJ/FJC: Troy Dostert (10,5,1) [link]
  383. [jth] JCP: Tad Hendrickson (10,5,1)
  384. [jtn] JCP: Thomas Conrad (10,5,1)
  385. [jtp] JCP: Terry Perkins (10,5,1)
  386. [jtpn] JJA: Tomas Pena (10)
  387. [jv] Jazz Views () [link] -- individual lists, + per mention
  388. [jwj] JCP: Willard Jenkins (10)
  389. [jwr] William Rossi (10,5,1)
  390. [jy] PJRP: Joe Yanosik (10,5,1)
  391. [jyk] JPC: Yoshi Kato (10,5,1)
  392. [jyo] Ysi Ortega (10,5,1)
  393. [kc] Kicks Country 99 [Dub] () [link]
  394. [kf] Knack Focus [Belgium] (10,5,1) [ref link]
  395. [km] KMHD: Jazz () [link]
  396. [lib] Liberation [FR] () [ref link]
  397. [mc_u] Metacritic: Users Poll (10,5,1) [link]
  398. [ms_j] Morning Star: Jazz [Chris Searle] ()
  399. [n_ap] The New Yorker: Amanda Petrusich (12,5,1) [link]
  400. [nlm] New Lease Music (10,5,1) [link]
  401. [npr_kt] PJRP: Ken Tucker (10,5,1)
  402. [ny_c] New York Times [US]: Jon Caramanica (14,5,1) [link] -- +10
  403. [ny_p] New York Times [US]: Jon Pareles (10,5,1) -- +20
  404. [ny_u] New York Times [US]: Giovanni Russonello (Jazz) (10,5,1) [link]
  405. [ny_z] New York Times [US]: Lindsay Zoladz (10,5,1) -- +5
  406. [nyl] Nylon [US] (11,5,1) [link]
  407. [p] People (10,5,1) [link]
  408. [p_c] Paste [US]: Country, Folk, Americana (30) [link]
  409. [p_cy] Paste [US]: Comedy () [link]
  410. [p_d] Paste [US]: Debut (30,5,1) [link]
  411. [p_e] Paste [US]: Electronic (20) [link]
  412. [p_f] Paste [US]: Indie Folk (25) [link]
  413. [p_h] Paste [US]: Hip-Hop (25) [link]
  414. [p_k] Paste [US]: Punk (25) [link]
  415. [p_kp] Paste [US]: K-pop (20,5,1) [link]
  416. [p_p] Paste [US]: Pop (30) [link]
  417. [p_r] Paste [US]: Rock (30) [link]
  418. [pf_e] Pitchfork [US]: Electronic () [link]
  419. [pf_j] Pitchfork [US]: jazz/experimental () [link]
  420. [pf_k] Pitchfork [US]: rock () [link]
  421. [pf_l] Pitchfork [US]: Latine/Spanish () [link]
  422. [pf_p] Pitchfork [US]: pop () [link]
  423. [pf_s] Pitchfork [US]: r&b/soul (11,5,1) [link]
  424. [ph] JCP: Peter Hum (10,5,1)
  425. [pi] Philadelphia Inquirer: Dan DeLuca (10,5,1) [link]
  426. [pm_a] PopMatters: Americana (15,5,1) [link]
  427. [pm_b] PopMatters: Ambient (10,5,1) [link]
  428. [pm_bp] PopMatters: Brazilian Pop (20,5,1) [link]
  429. [pm_c] PopMatters: Country (15,5,1) [link]
  430. [pm_e] PopMatters: Electronic (25,5,1) [link]
  431. [pm_f] PopMatters: Folk (15,5,1) [link]
  432. [pm_g] PopMatters: Global (10,5,1) [link]
  433. [pm_h] PopMatters: Hip-Hop (21,5,1) [link]
  434. [pm_j] PopMatters: Jazz [Will Layman] (10,5,1) [link]
  435. [pm_k] PopMatters: Rock (30,5,1) [link]
  436. [pm_l] PopMatters: Library Music (12,5,1) [link]
  437. [pm_m] PopMatters: Metal (20,5,1) [link]
  438. [pm_p] PopMatters: Pop (20,5,1) [link]
  439. [pm_ph] PopMatters: Punk and Hardcore (10,5,11) [link]
  440. [pm_s] PopMatters: R&B/Soul (11,5,1) [link]
  441. [pm_x] PopMatters: Experimental (20,5,1) [link]
  442. [pro] Prospect () [link]
  443. [ps_j] Piero Scaruffi: Jazz () [link]
  444. [ra] Resident Advisor () [link]
  445. [ro_b] Rushonrock: Blues (10,5,1) [link]
  446. [ro_c] Rushonrock [Simon Rushworth]: Country (10,5,1) [link]
  447. [rs_h] Rolling Stone [US]: rap (10,5,1) [link]
  448. [rx] Radio X (25) [link]
  449. [ry_j] Rate Your Music: jazz (20,5,1) [link]
  450. [sc] Squidco: best sellers () [link] -- only known 2023 releases
  451. [sc_k] Squidco: Carl Kruger (23)
  452. [sc_p] Squidco: Phil Zampino [Philz] (35)
  453. [scm] Saving Country Music (,4,1) [link] -- ++: album of year nominees/most essential, +: essential
  454. [se_fj] Something Else: Preston Frazier (jazz) () [link]
  455. [se_fp] Something Else: Preston Frazier (rock/pop) () [link]
  456. [sg_cm] Stereogum [US]: Country [Marissa R Moss] (,5,1) [link]
  457. [sg_cw] Stereogum [US]: Country [Natalie Weiner] (,5,1) [link]
  458. [sg_e] Stereogum [US]: Electronic [Ted Davis] (10,5,1) [link]
  459. [sg_hc] Stereogum [US]: Hardcore [Tom Breihan] (10,5,1) [link]
  460. [sg_j] Stereogum [US]: Jazz [Phil Freeman] (10,5,1) [link]
  461. [sg_m] Stereogum [US]: Metal [Ian Chainey] (10,5,1) [link]
  462. [sg_r] Stereogum [US]: Rap [Peter A Berry] (10,5,1) [link]
  463. [sg_x] Stereogum [US]: Experimental [Christopher R Weingarten] (10,5,1) [link]
  464. [sl] Slate (Carl Wilson) (12) -- ++, + for runners up
  465. [so_d] Sound Opinions: Jim DeRogaitis (20,5,1) [link]
  466. [so_k] Sound Opinions: Greg Kot (20,5,1) [link]
  467. [spt] Splice Today: Country (10,5,1) [link]
  468. [ss_h] Shatter the Standards: hip-hop (25,5,1) [link]
  469. [ss_j] Shatter the Standards: jazz (15,5,1) [link]
  470. [tc] Taste of Country (10,5,1) [link]
  471. [ti] Time [US] (10,5,1) [link]
  472. [th_jr] Tom Hull: jazz reissues (22,5,1) [link]
  473. [tl_r] Tom Lane: reissues (,11,10,5,1) -- email
  474. [tm_j] TourMag: Jazz () [link]
  475. [tm_w] TourMag: World ()
  476. [tmr] Tris McCall Report: Pop Music Abstract 2023 () [link]
  477. [tr_e] Treblezine [US]: Electronic (20) [link]
  478. [tr_h] Treblezine [US]: Hip-Hop (20) [link]
  479. [tr_j] Treblezine [US]: Jazz (20) [link]
  480. [ts] Toronto Star (13,5,1) [link]
  481. [up_h] Uproxx: Hip-Hop () [link]
  482. [v_cw] Variety: Chris Willman (10,5,1) [link]
  483. [v_ja] Variety: Jem Aswad (10,5,1) [link]
  484. [v_sh] Variety: Steven J Horowitz (10,5,1) [link]
  485. [vah] VV: Aaron Hillis (10,5,1)
  486. [vahm] PJRP: Andrew Hamlin (10,5,1)
  487. [vbc] PJRP: Brad Cohan (10,5,1)
  488. [vbc_j] JCP: Brad Cohan (10,5,1)
  489. [vbr] JCP: Britt Robson (10,5,1)
  490. [vbs] PJRP: Bud Scoppa (10,5,1)
  491. [vbz] PJRP: Bex Zumbruski (10,5,1)
  492. [vca] VV: Charles Aaron (10,5,1)
  493. [vce] Chuck Eddy [PJRP] (10,5,1)
  494. [vce_j] Chuck Eddy [JCP] (10,5,1)
  495. [vdcm] PJRP: David Cooper Moore (10,5,1)
  496. [vdh] PJRP: Dave Heaton (10,5,1)
  497. [vew] PJRP: Eric Weisbard (10,5,1) -- +HM
  498. [vg] Vogue () [link]
  499. [vgb] PJRP: Glenn Boothe (10,5,1)
  500. [vgm] PJRP: Glenn McDonald (10)
  501. [vhs] JCP: Hank Shteamer (10,5,1)
  502. [vi] Violette Records () -- email
  503. [vjc] PJRP: J.D. Considine (10,5,1) -- +JCP
  504. [vjk] PJRP: Jennifer Kelly (10,5,1) -- +HM
  505. [vjo] PJRP: Josh Langhoff (10,5,1)
  506. [vjo_j] JCP: Josh Langhoff (10,5,1)
  507. [vjt] JCP: Jeff Tamarkin (10,5,1)
  508. [vkf] PJRP: Kathy Fennessy (10,5,1)
  509. [vma] PJRP: Michael Azerrad (10,5,1)
  510. [vmk] PJRP: Mark Kemp (10,5,1)
  511. [vmmf] PJRP: Michelle Melody Fair (10,5,1)
  512. [voh] PJRP: Oliver Hollander (10,5,1)
  513. [vpo] PJRP: Piotr Orlov (10,5,1)
  514. [vrg] PJRP: Richard Gehr (10,5,1)
  515. [vrg_j] JCP: Richard Gehr (10,5,1)
  516. [vrj] PJRP: Regina Joskow (10,5,1)
  517. [vrjs] PJRP: RJ Smith (10) -- [j?]
  518. [vrt] PJRP: Roy Trakin (10,5,1)
  519. [vsd] JCP: Steve Dollar (10,5,1)
  520. [vsk] VV: Steve Kiviat (10)
  521. [vti] PJRP: Thomas Inskeep (10,5,1)
  522. [vwl] JCP: Will Layman (10,5,1)
  523. [vu] Vulture: Craig Jenkins (10,5,1) [link] -- + other album highlights
  524. [wi] Wired (10) [link]
  525. [woc] Wide Open Country (15,5,1) [link]
  526. [wp] Washington Post: Chris Richards (10,5,1) [link]
  527. [xbf] PJRP: Blair Fraipont (10,5,1) -- +HM
  528. [xbl] PJRP: Brad Luen (10,5,1)
  529. [xbw] PJRP: Barrett Whitener (10)
  530. [xch] PJRP: Chris Hornbostel (10)
  531. [xci] PJRP: Christian Iszchak (10,5,1)
  532. [xco] EW: Clifford Ocheltree (10,5,1) -- + reissues
  533. [xde] PJRP: David Everall ()
  534. [xej] EW: Eric Johnson (10,5,1)
  535. [xem] PJRP: Eric Marcus (10,5,1)
  536. [xgh] Expert Witness: Glen Hadwen (10,5,1)
  537. [xgm] PJRP: Greg Morton (10,5,1) -- +EW
  538. [xhs] PJRP: Hardin Smith (10)
  539. [xjb] James Beatley Jr: Country (10,5,1) [link]
  540. [xjc] PJRP: Jimmy Cook (10,5,1)
  541. [xjd] PJRP: Joey Daniewicz (10,5,1)
  542. [xjdc] PJRP: Jeffrey D Callahan (10,5,1)
  543. [xjl] PJRP: Jon R LaFollette (10,5,1)
  544. [xjlu] PJRP: Joe Lunday (10,5,1) -- +HM
  545. [xjsm] EW: John Smallwood ()
  546. [xjsp] Expert Witness: John Speranza (10,5,1)
  547. [xmb] Expert Witness: Michael Biggs (10,5,1)
  548. [xml] Expert Witness: Michael Lach (10,5,1)
  549. [xmr] PJRP: Mark Rosen (10,5,1)
  550. [xpb] PJRP: Philip Brasor (10,5,1) [link] -- +HM
  551. [xph] PJRP: Paul Hayden (10,5,1)
  552. [xrr] PJRP: Raul Goncalves Roque (10,5,1)
  553. [xrt] PJRP: Rod Taylor (13,5,1)
  554. [xsa] EW: Steve Alter (10,5,1)
  555. [xsh] PJRP: Steve Hochman (10,5,1)
  556. [xsm] EW: Sam Mac (10,5,1)
  557. [xsp] Expert Witness: Stan Piccirilli (10,5,1)
  558. [xss] EW: Seppe Sandra (10,5,1)
  559. [xtj] PJRP/EW: Tomand Jerry ()
  560. [xtw] EW: Thomas Walker (10,5,1)
  561. [xwb] PJRP: William Boyd (20,5,1)
  562. [yab] PJRP: Andrew Bernish (10,5,1)
  563. [yb_h] Yardbarker: hip-hop (25,5,1) [link]
  564. [yb_r] Yardbarker: r&b (25,5,1) [link]
  565. [ybrw] PJRP: Barbara Roemer Willenzik (10,5,1)
  566. [ycc] PJRP: Chris Crowson (10,5,1) -- +HM (incomplete)
  567. [ycp] PJRP: Chris Pace (10,5,1)
  568. [ycs] PJRP: Chris Steffens (10,5,1)
  569. [ycw] PJRP: Cleofus Williams (14)
  570. [ydaj] PJRP: David Allen Jones (10,5,1)
  571. [ydho] PJRP: Danny Hooley (10,5,1) -- +HM
  572. [yds] PJRP: Deb Sprague (10,5,1)
  573. [ygb] PJRP: Greg Broom (10,5,1)
  574. [ygo] PJRP: Gavin O'Hara (10,5,1)
  575. [yjb] PJRP: Jacob Rudolph Bailis (10,5,1)
  576. [yjb] PJRP: Jill Blardinelli (10)
  577. [yjc] PJRP: Jason Cherkis (10,5,1)
  578. [yjed] PJRP: John [E] Dugan (10,5,1)
  579. [yjf] PJRP: Jeremy Franklin (20,5,1)
  580. [yjl] PJRP: Jader Almeida Ludivig (14,5,1)
  581. [yjs] PJRP: Jeff Stern (10,5,1) -- [j?]
  582. [yjsp] PJRP: Jeff Sperber (10,5,1)
  583. [yjss] PJRP: Jannon Sonja Stein (10)
  584. [yjv] PJRP: Jeff Vaca (10,5,1)
  585. [yjw] PJRP: Jaishree Webster (10,5,1)
  586. [ykt] PJRP: Kara Tucker (10,5,1)
  587. [ylej] PJRP: Laura Elizabeth Jackson (10,5,1)
  588. [ymc] PJRP: Marty Cassady (10,5,1)
  589. [ymh] PJRP: Martin Hall (10,5,1)
  590. [ymm] PJRP: Maarten Maes (10,5,1)
  591. [ymr] PJRP: Markus Rauchenwald (40,5,1)
  592. [yng] PJRP: Noah Goodbaum (10,5,1)
  593. [ynn] PJRP: Ned Norland (10,5,1)
  594. [ypb] PJRP: Pete Bland (10,5,1)
  595. [ypg] EW: Peter Gorman (10,5,1)
  596. [yps] PJRP: Paul Spanbauer (10)
  597. [yrf] PJRP: Reuben Frank (10,5,1)
  598. [yrhg] PJRP: Ryan Hough (10,5,1)
  599. [yrr] PJRP: Randall Roberts (10,5,1)
  600. [yrs] PJRP: Ralph Swann (10,5,1)
  601. [yse] PJRP: Steven Erickson (10)
  602. [ysp] Steve Pick (10)
  603. [yst] Sidney Terano (10,5,1) -- +HM
  604. [ysw] Stefan Wenger (10,5,1)
  605. [ytb] Todd Bisson (10,5,1)
  606. [yti] PJRP: Thomas Ivey (10,5,1)
  607. [yvms] PJRP: Virginia Maxine Sloop (10,5,1)
  608. [yvw] PJRP: Vicky Wheeler (10,5,1)
  609. [yws] PJRP: Wendy Spitzer (10,5,1)
  610. [yzy] PJRP: Zhewei Yin (10,5,1)
  611. [yzp] PJRP: Zach Phillips (10,5,1)
  612. [zuc] ZU Media: Country (40,5,1) [link]

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