Music Tracking 2020

These are 2020 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief genre note.

This file is used as the basis for the metacritic new and old music files.

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

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New Releases

  • #1 Dads: Golden Repair (Pieater) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • 2 Chainz: So Help Me God! (Def Jam) [11-13] - trap rap
  • 2nd Grade: Hit to Hit (Double Double Whammy) [05-29] - alt/indie [**]
  • 3D Jazz Trio: I Love to See You Smile (DIVA) - jazz
  • 3D Jazz Trio: Christmas in 3D (DIVA) - jazz
  • 3unshine: We Are 3unshine (Real Show) [07-16] - Mandopop [**]
  • 5 Seconds of Summer: CALM (Interscope) [03-27] - electropop
  • 6lack: 6pc Hot EP (Interscope -EP) [06-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • 11:11: The Night Before the Morning After (Raydar) [11-11] - r&b
  • 13 Block: BLO II (Elektra France) [11-27] - hip-hop
  • 13 Organise: 13 Organise (Rien 100 Rien) [10-09] - hip-hop
  • 16: Dream Pusher (Relapse) [06-05] - metal
  • 21 Savage & Metro Boomin: Savage Mode II (Slaughter Gang/Epic) [10-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • 22Gz: Growth & Development (Atlantic) [04-09] - hip-hop
  • 36: Wave Variations (3six) [07-30] - electronic
  • 36 & Zake: Stasis Sounds for Long-Distance Space Travel (3six) [06-19] - electronic
  • 42 Dugg: Young & Turnt 2 (CMG & 4PF) [03-15] - hip-hop
  • 49 Winchester: III (self-released) [10-02] - country
  • 070 Shake: Modus Vivendi (GOOD Music/Def Jam) [01-17] - pop rap [*]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Little Big Band Live at Tubby's (self-released) [05-20] [***]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Live at Cafe Oto Dec 19 2019 (self-released) [06-05] [A-]
  • 75 Dollar Bill: Power Failures (self-released) [07-03] [**]
  • 75 Dollar Bill Little Big Band: Roulette, March 27, 2017 (self-released) [10-02] [**]
  • 79rs Gang: Expect the Unexpected (Sinking City) [05-29] - r&b [***]
  • The 81's: 2 Things & 118 Others (The 81's) [03-27] - rock [**]
  • 100 Gecs: 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues (Dog Show) [07-10] - bubblegum bass [**]
  • 156/Silence: Irrational Pull (SharpTone) - punk
  • 404.zero: 404.0 (Bedroom Community) [06-05]
  • 999: Bish! Bash! Bosh! (Cleopatra) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • 1000mods: Youth of Dissent (Ouga Booga and the Mighty Oug) [04-24] - rock
  • 1201 Alarm: Hello World (self-released) - jazz
  • The 1975: Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit) [05/22] - art pop [***]
  • Dominique A: Vie Etrange (Cinq 7/Wagram) [11-06]
  • Juhani Aaltonen/Jonas Kullhammar/Christian Meaas Svendsen/Ilmari Heikinhei: The Father, the Sons & the Junnu (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: Faces of Souls (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [*]
  • Eivind Aarset & Jan Bang: Snow Catches on Her Eyelashes (Jazzland) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Rez Abbasi: Django-shift (Whirlwind) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Luke Abbott: Translate (Border Community) [11-20] - progressive electronic
  • Ahmed Abdullah Diaspora Meets Afro Horn: Jazz: A Music of the Spirit: Out of Sistas' Place (self-released -19) [2019-12-20] - jazz
  • Pablo Ablanedo: Chistreza (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Abra Cadabra: Product of My Environment (Abra Cadabra) [12-04] - UK hip-hop
  • Abraham Inc: Together We Stand (Table Pounding -19) [2019-10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Joshua Abrams: QuaranTunes Series No 006 (Feeding Tube) [12-10] - jazz
  • Absurde: Folding the Dishes (Humidex -EP) [01-24]
  • The Acacia Strain: Slow Decay (Rise) [07-24]
  • Acceptance: Wild, Free (Tooth & Nail) [10-02]
  • AC/DC: Power Up (Columbia) [11-13] - hard rock [B]
  • ACxDC: Satan Is King (Prosthetic) [05-15] - metal
  • Acanthus: Le Frisson Des Vampires (Finders Keepers)
  • Ace of Cups: Sing Your Dreams (High Moon) [09-18]
  • AceMo: I Want to Believe (House of Altr) [08-19] - electronic
  • AceMoMa: A New Dawn (Haus of Altr -EP) [01-30] - electronic
  • The Aces: Under My Influence (Red Bull) [07-17] - synthpop
  • Acid Mess: Sangre De Otros Mundos (Spinda) [11-06] - rock
  • Acid Pauli: MOD (Ouie) [09-18]
  • Acid Tongue: Bullies (Freakout) [03-13] - rock
  • Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids: Shaman! (Strut) [08-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Action Bronson: Only for Dolphins (Loma Vista) [09-25] - hip-hop
  • Active Child: In Another Life (Sony) [04-10]
  • Activity: Unmask Whoever (Western Vinyl) [03-27] - electronic
  • Actress: Karma & Desire (Ninja Tune) [10-23] - microhouse [*]
  • Ad Infinitum: Chapter 1 (Napalm) [04-03] - metal
  • Adam & Elvis: Pub Grub (Freak Power) [02-15] - rock
  • Tony Adamo: Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOs? (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • John Luther Adams/JACK Quartet: Lines Made by Walking (Cold Blue Music) [09-18] - classical
  • Amanda Addleman: Into the Light (self-released) - jazz
  • Addy: Eclipse (Topshelf) [03-06]
  • Tunde Adebimpe: A Warm Weather Ghost (self-released) [05-01] - classical
  • Thomas Ades: Ades Conducts Ades (Deutsche Grammophon) [02-28] - classical
  • Adhelm: Yasam Rose (Tak:til) [11-27]
  • Nana Adjoa: Big Dreaming Ants (Bloomer) [09-24]
  • Brian Shankar Adler: Fourth Dimension (self-released -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz
  • The Adobe Collective: All the Space That There Is (Love Sands) [01-10]
  • Antonio Adolfo: BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento (AAM Music) - Brazilian jazz
  • Adult.: Perception is/as/of Deception (Dais) [04-10] - synth punk
  • Adulkt Life: Book of Curses (What's Your Rupture) [11-06] - post-punk [***]
  • Advertisement: American Advertisement (Patchwork Fantasy) [07-10]
  • Adzes: No One Wants to Speak About It (1182289 DK) [05-27] - metal
  • Aerial Ruin & Panopticon: Split (-EP) [01-31] - metal
  • Aerial Salad: Dirt Mall (Plasterer) [03-27] - punk
  • Aesop Rock: Spirit World Field Guide (Rhymesayers Entertainment) [11-13] - hip-hop [***]
  • Aether Realm: Redneck Vikings From Hell (Napalm) [05-01] - metal
  • Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra: Tradiciones (MVM Music) [05-14] - jazz
  • Afro Blue: We Shall Overcome (Huje) - jazz
  • Against All Logic: 2017-2019 (Other People) [02-07] - techno house [***]
  • Agile Experiments: Alive in the Empire (Dave De Rose) - jazz
  • Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra: Brasses for the Masses (Asphalt Tango) [03-20] - folk
  • Agust D [Suga]: D-2 (Bighit Entertainment) [05-22] - K-hip-hop
  • [Ahmed]: Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (Otoroku) - jazz
  • Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye (Mongrel -EP) [03-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jhene Aiko: Chilombo (Def Jam) [03-06] - neo-soul [*]
  • Ainon: Drought (We Jazz) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • The Airborne Toxic Event: Hollywood Park (Rounder) [05-22]
  • AJJ: Good Luck Everybody (AJJ Unlimited) [01-17] - anti-folk
  • Ajoyo: War Chant (Shems) - jazz
  • Ak Dan Gwang Chil: Such Is Life (Adangeban) [07-18] - world
  • Akai Solo: Eleventh Wind (Break All) [07-06] - hip-hop
  • AK/DK: Shared Particles (Little Miss Echo) [11-27]
  • Akhlys: Melinoe (Debemur Morti) [12-14] - metal
  • Akne Kid Joe: Die Große Palmolluge (Kidnap Music) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Ambrose Akinmusire: On the Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Andre Akinyele: Uniglo Boy (Orange River) [01-30] - r&b [**]
  • Aksak Maboul: Figures (Crammed Discs) [05-22] - alt/indie [**]
  • Al Bilali Soudan: Tombouctou (Clermont Music) [04-17] - Saharan [A-]
  • ALA.NI: ACCA (ALA.NI) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Albertine Sarges: The Sticky Fingers (Moshi Moshi)
  • Steve Albini: Music From the Film Girl... (Touch & Go) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Alcatrazz: Born Innocent (07-31) [Silver Lining Music]
  • Susan Alcorn Quintet: Pedernal (Relative Pitch) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Alex the Astronaut: The Theory of Absolutely Nothing (Nettwerk) [08-21] - indie pop
  • Thana Alexa: ONA (self-released) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Alexander: Eric Alexander With Strings (HighNote -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [*]
  • Jessi Alexander: Decatur County Red (Lost Creek Music) [03-27] - country [*]
  • Joey Alexander: Warna (Verve) [01-30] - jazz
  • Tommy Alexander: Waves (Thomas Alexander) [06-12]
  • Louise Alexandra: Today (Al Maslakh) - jazz
  • Alfred: One Trick Pony (Topshelf) [03-27] - hip-hop
  • Algiers: There Is No Year (Matador) [01-17] - post-punk
  • Alestorm: Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Napalm) [05-29] - metal
  • Kareem Ali: Growth (890243 DK) [04-17] - electronic
  • Alice Ivy: Don't Sleep (Dew Process) [07-17] - indie pop
  • Dewa Alit & Gamelan Salukat: Black Truffle (05-08)
  • Mattias Alkberg: Bodensia (Teg Publishing) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Alkibar Junior: Music From Saharan WhatsApp Volume 04 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [04-15] - African
  • All Diese Gewalt: Andere (Glitterhouse) [11-06]
  • All Hits: Men and Their Work (Iron Lung) [06-26] - punk
  • All Them witches: Nothing as the Ideal (New West) [09-04] - psychedelic rock
  • All Things Blue: Get Bit (Terrible) [12-11]
  • All Time Low: Wake Up Sunshine (Fueled by Ramen) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • All We Are: Providence (Domino) [08-14]
  • Alle: Alletiders (Olea) [05-08] - pop
  • Lina Allemano: Glimmer Glammer: Solo Trumpet (Lumo) [03-08] - jazz [*]
  • Lina Allemano's Ohrenschmaus: Rats and Mice (Lumo) [03-08] - jazz [***]
  • Harry Allen: The Bloody Happy Song (GAC) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • Jackie Allen: A Romantic Evening With Jackie Allen: Live at the Rococo (Avant Bass -19) [2019-10-14] - vocal jazz
  • JD Allen: Toys/Die Dreaming (Savant) [08-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Jimmie Allen: Bettie James (Stoney Creek) [07-10] - country
  • Jordan Allen & the Bellwethers: Give My Love to Jenny (self-released) - country
  • Marshall Allen/Roscoe Mitchell/Milford Graves/Scott Robinson: Flow States (ScienSonic) [10-27] - jazz
  • Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band: Just Like Moby Dick (Paradise of Bachelors) [01-24] - Americana [***]
  • The Allergies: Say the Word (Jalapeno) [07-17] - hip-hop
  • Ellen Allien: Auraa (BPitch Control) [7-24] - electronic
  • The Allman Betts Band: Bless Your Heart (BMG) [08-28] - rock
  • Alma: Have U Seen Her? (PME) [05-15] - electropop [**]
  • Joao Almeida: Solo Sessions *IIII (JAR001) - jazz
  • Marc Almond: Chaos and a Dancing Star (BMG) [01-31] - pop
  • Alone 1980: Humanity (1217238 DK) [02-27] - electronic
  • Wayne Alpern: Standard Deviation (Henri Elkan Music) [04-03] - jazz
  • Alpha Wolf: A Quiet Place to Die (Sharp Tone) [09-25] - metal
  • ALSO [Katharina Ernst/Martin Siewert]: Live in Celovec (Trost) - jazz
  • Alter Bridge: Walk the Sky 2.0 (Napalm -EP) [11-06] - metal
  • Amaarae: The Angel You Don't Know (Golden Child Entertainment) [11-13] - pop [A-]
  • The Altogether: Silo (Fries Guys) [07-31] - rock
  • Altopalo: Farawayfromeveryoneyoukow () [04-24]
  • Aluna: Renaissance (Mad Decent) [08-18] - dance pop [A-]
  • Pedro Melo Alves: In Igma (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin: Live From Austin (Yep Roc -EP) [06-05] - blues
  • Nick AM: Utopia (Nurtured Ideas) [03-17] - electronic
  • Amaranthe: Manifest (Nuclear Blast) [10-02] - metal
  • Amberian Dawn: Looking for You (Napalm) [01-31] - metal
  • Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: 11th Street, Sekondi (Agogo -19) [2019-11-22] - Africa [**]
  • Robby Ameen: Diluvio (Origin) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • American Aquarium: Lamentations (New West) [05-01] - country [**]
  • Sam Amidon: Sam Amidon (Nonesuch) [10-23]
  • Amine: Limbo (Republic) [08-07] - trap rap [A-]
  • The Amity Affliction: Everyone Loves You . . . Once You Leave Them (Pure Noise) [02-21] - metalcore
  • Sebastien Ammann: Resilience (Skirl) [05-16] - jazz [**]
  • Ammar 808: Global Control/Invisible Invasion (Glitterbeat) [09-18] - world [**]
  • Amnesia Scanner: Tearless (Pan) [06-19] - glitch pop
  • The Amorphous Androgynous: We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (Fsoldigital) [11-20] - prog rock
  • Tori Amos: Christmastide (Decca -EP) [12-04] - Christmas
  • Amtrac: Oddyssey (Openers/RCA) [04-03] - electronic
  • Anaal Nathrakh: Endarkenment (Metal Blade) [10-02] - metal
  • Anachnid: Dreamweaver (Musique Nomade) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Anahuac: Ascua (Astral Spirits) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Anakronos: The Red Book of Ossory (Heresy) [07-10] - classical
  • Analog Players Society: Tilted (Ropeadope) [08-28] - jazz
  • And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories (Dine Alone Music) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • Chuck Anderson: Dominos (self-released) - jazz
  • John Anderson: Years (Easy Eye Sound) [04-10] - country [**]
  • Peter and Will Anderson: Featuring Jimmy Cobb (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Thomas Anderson: Analog Summer (Four-Tracks and Then Some) (Out There) [03-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lina Andonovska: A Way a Lone a Last (Diatribe) - jazz
  • Andrea: Ritorno (Ilian Tape) [04-09] - electronic
  • Brian Andres Trio Latino: Mayan Suite (Bacalao) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Ingrid Andress: Lady Like (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville) [03-27] - country
  • Courtney Marie Andrews: Old Flowers (Fat Possum) [07-24] - country [*]
  • Angel-Ho: Alla Prima (Hyperdub -EP) [09-25] - electronica [B]
  • Paolo Angeli: 22.22 Free Radiohead (ReR Megacorp -19) [01-11] - jazz
  • Angles 9 10: Today Is Better Than Tomorrow (Underflow -19) - jazz
  • Animal Collective: Bridge to Quiet (Domino -EP) [07-04] - alt/indie
  • Animali: Mary D Kay (Mikrokosm/Archipel)
  • Anjimile: Giver Taker (Father/Daughter) [09-18]
  • Ankhlejohn: The Face of Jason (Copenhagen Crates) [07-17] - hip-hop
  • Ankhlejohn: As Above, So Below (Shaap) [12-01] - hip-hop
  • Annasara: Songs From Salshog (Annasongs) [05-11] - alt/indie
  • Annie: Dark Hearts (Annie Melody) [10-16] - synthpop [**]
  • Annihilator: Ballistic, Sadistic (Silver Lining Music) [01-24] - metal
  • Anodyne: Decay (Acroplane) [07-13] - electronic
  • Another Sky: I Slept on the Floor (Fiction) [08-07] - art pop
  • Anrimeal: Could Divine (Demo/Crossness) [11-20] - folk
  • Rosa Anschutz: Votive (Quiet Love) [11-02] - ambient
  • Ant Orange: You're Super in Diagonal (Karaoke Kalk) [08-28] - electronic
  • Anteloper: Tour Beats Vol 1 (International Anthem -EP) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Anthene: Collide (Home Normal)
  • Antibalas: Fu Chronicles (Daptone) [02-07] - African [***]
  • Anti-Flag: 20/20 Vision (Spinefarm) [01-17] - pop punk
  • Anti-Philosophy: Anti-Philosophy Vol 1: Viral (Knmdk) [11-13] - hip-hop
  • Hugo Antunes/Agusti Fernandez/Roger Turner: Perspectum (JACC) [06-26] - jazz
  • Hugo Antunes/Nate Wooley/Chris Corsano: Old Is Gold (self-released) - jazz
  • Anuel AA: Emmanuel (LLC) [05-29] - trap rap
  • Anunaku: Stargate EP (3024 -EP) [01-27] - electronic
  • The Anxiety: The Anxiety (Roc Nation) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • Ichiko Aoba: Windswept Adan (Hermine) [12-02] - alt/indie
  • The Apartments: In and Out of the Light (Talitres) [09-18] - pop
  • Gabrielle Aplin: Dear Happy (Never Fade/AWAL) [01-17] - electropop
  • Erlend Apneseth: Fragmentarium (Hubro) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Apocalyptica: Cell-O (Silver Lining) [01-10]
  • Omar Apollo: Apolonio (Warner) [10-16] - alt r&b
  • Fiona Apple: Fetch the Bolt Cutters (Epic) [04-17] - art pop [A-]
  • APRE: Always in My Head (Beach 91/Polydor) [11-06]
  • Gianmaria Aprile: Rain, Ghosts, One Dog and Empty Woodland (We Insist!) [10-23] - jazz
  • Aquakultre: Legacy (Black Buffalo) [05-08]
  • Arab Strap: Primavera Sound: Live in Barcelona (self-released) [07-03] - rock
  • Arandel: InBach (Infine)
  • Florian Arbenz & Greg Osby: Reflections of the Eternal Line (Hammer) [09-17] - jazz [***]
  • Arbor Labor Union: New Petal Instants (Arrowhawk) [02-07] - rock [**]
  • Arbouretum: Let It All In (Thrill Jockey) [03-20]
  • Arca: @@@@@ (XL) [02-19] - experimental electronic [*]
  • Arca: KiCk i (XL) [06-26] - experimental electronic [*]
  • Wilma Archer: A Western Circular (Domino) [04-03] - nu jazz
  • Archie the Goldfish: Hidden Depths (Ropeadope) [12-11] - jazz
  • Archon Angel: Fallen (Frontiers) [02-14] - metal
  • Arctic Monkeys: Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Domino) [12-04] - alt/indie
  • Arctic Rain: The One (Frontiers) [08-07] - rock
  • Roo Arcus: Tumbleweed (Social Family) [09-25] - country [*]
  • Harrison Argatoff: Toronto Streets Tour (self-released) [05-09] - jazz [*]
  • Eslabon Armado: Vibras De Noche (DEL) [07-17] - Mexican
  • Armand Hammer: Shrines (Backwoodz Studioz) [06-05] - hip-hop [***]
  • Armaroli/Schiaffini/Sjostrom: Duos & Trios (Leo) - jazz
  • Armored Saint: Punching the Sky (Metal Blade) [10-23] - metal
  • Arms and Sleepers: Safe Area Earth (Future Archive) [01-17] - trip hop
  • Billie Joe Armstrong: No Fun Mondays (Reprise) [11-27] - alt/indie
  • Jon Armstrong Sextet: Reabsorb (Orenda) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Kyshona Armstrong: Listen (Tone Tree Music) [02-28] - folk
  • Olafur Arnalds: Some Kind of Peace (Mercury KX) [11-06] - alt/indie
  • Steve Arnold & Sea Change: Sea Change (self-released) [10-30] - jazz
  • ARO [Aimee Osbourne]: Vacare Adamare (MAKE) [10-30] - rock
  • Arrested Development: Don't Fight Your Demons (Vagabond) [09-25] - hip-hop
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: Chimes of Freedom (Challenge) [03-06] - jazz
  • Steve Arrington: Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions (Stones Throw) [09-18] - soul [*]
  • Genevieve Artadi: Dizzy Strange Summer (Brainfeeder) [07-17]
  • Artefact Agency [Simon Jeans/Johannes Luebber/Daniel Susnjar]: Artefact I, II and III (FMR) - jazz
  • Artemis: Artemis (Blue Note) [09-11] - jazz [**]
  • Arthur: Hair of the Dog (HoneyMoon) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Marie-Pierre Arthur: Des Feux Pour Voir (Simone) [01-24]
  • Tenille Arts: Love Heartbreak and Everything in Between (Reviver) [01-10] - country
  • ASC: Isolated Systems (Samurai Music) [11-20]
  • Ascendant Vierge: Vierge (Live From Earth Klub) [10-09]
  • Ascension of the Watchers: Apocrypha (Dissonance) [10-09]
  • Asgeir: Bury the Moon (One Little Indian) [02-07] - singer-songwriter
  • Vince Ash: Vito (POW) [06-25] - hip-hop
  • Asking Alexandria: Like a House on Fire (Sumerian) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Tom Aspaul: Black Country Disco (1609) [09-01]
  • Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience: To Know Without Knowing (Agogo) [07-03] - African [***]
  • The Asteroid No 4: Northern Songs (Little Cloud/Cardinal Fuzz) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Asylums: Genetic Cabaret (Cool Thing) [07-17]
  • Fahir Atakoglu: For Love (Far & Here) [07-24] - jazz
  • Nicole Atkins: Italian Ice (Single Lock) [05-29] - pop soul
  • Felicia Atkinson: Everything Evaporate (Shelter Press) [04-03] - electronic
  • Shinichi Atobe: Yes (DDS) [07-10] - dub techno
  • Atom String Quartet: Penderecki (Universal Music Poland -19) [2019-09-13] - classical
  • Atramentus: Stygian (20 Buck Spin) [08-21] - metal
  • Yukihiro Atsumi: Kachofugetsu Hogaku2.0 (Nippon Note) [02-27] - new age
  • Attlas: Out Here With You (Mau5trap) [11-06] - electronic
  • Callum Au & Claire Martin: Songs and Stories (Stunt) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • AuB: AuB (Edition) [05-29] - jazz [*]
  • Rich Aucoin: United States (Haven) [09-18]
  • Lauren Auder: Two Caves In (True Panther/Harvest) [03-05] - alt/indie
  • Gregg August: Dialogues on Race: Volume One (Iacuessa) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • August Burns Red: Guardians (Fearless) [04-03] - metalcore
  • Aukai: Game Trails (Aukai Music)
  • Auscultation: III (100% Silk) [05-08]
  • Austra: Hirudin (Domino) [05-01] - pop/rock
  • Autechre: Sign (Warp) [10-16] - ambient [B]
  • Autechre: Plus (Warp) [10-28] - ambient [*]
  • Autotelia: I (Rocket) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Autumn!: Ils Verront (1933080 DK) [08-26] - hip-hop
  • Auðn: Vokudraumsins Fangi (Season of Mist) [10-30] - metal
  • AVA Trio: Digging the Sand (Marocco Music -19) [2019-11-29] - jazz [***]
  • The Avalanches: We Will Always Love You (Island) [12-11] - alt/indie [**]
  • Avatar: Hunter Gatherer (Gain Music Entertainment) [08-07] - metal
  • AVAWaves: Waves (One Little Independent)
  • Ivan Ave: Double Goodbyes (PlayGround Music) [04-24] - r&b
  • Aversio Humanitatis: Behold the Silent Swellers (Debemur Morti Productions) [06-17] - metal
  • Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini: Illusion of Time (Mute) [03-27] - ambient
  • Daniel Avery: Love + Light (Phantasy Sound) [06-26] - ambient [**]
  • Teodross Avery: Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk (Wj3) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • The Avett Brothers: The Third Gleam (Loma Vista) [08-28]
  • Mart Avi: Vega Never Sets (Porridge Bullet) [11-27]
  • Alexia Avina: Unearth (Topshelf) [10-09]
  • Omer Avital Qantar: New York Paradox (Jazz & People) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Aviva: Volume 1 (Psycho) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • The Awakening Orchestra: Volume II: To Call Her to a Higher Plain (Biophilia) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Awich: Partition (Universal J -EP) [08-21]
  • Awolnation: Angel Miners & the Lightning Riders (Better Noise) [04-24] - pop/rock
  • Ayom: Ayom (Flowfish) [12-01]
  • Ayreon: Transitus (Music Theories) [09-25] - prog rock
  • Thomas Azier: Love, Disorderly (Hylas) [06-12]
  • AXZS: When Now Was Null (DL -EP) [06-26]
  • Azusa: Loop of Yesterdays (Solid State) [04-10] - gridcore
  • Max B: Wave Pack (EMG/Phase One Network) [02-28]
  • Ab Baars & Joost Buis: Moods for Roswell (Wig) - jazz
  • Baauer: Planet's Mad (LuckyMe) [06-19]
  • Bab L' Bluz: Nayda! (Real World) [06-05] - Moroccan [*]
  • Baba Zula: Hayvan Gibi (Night Dreamer/Gulbara) [10-02] - Turkish [A-]
  • Babe, Terror: Horizogon (Glue Moon) [09-15] - Brazil [B-]
  • Babeheaven: Home for Now (Babeheaven) [11-20] - indie pop
  • BABii: III (Gloo -EP) [03-27]
  • Baby Queen: Medicine (Polydor -EP) [11-06] - pop [A-]
  • Babymetal: Legend: Metal Galaxy (Amuse) [09-09] - metal
  • BabyxSosa: BabyxObama (1602599 DK) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • Bacchae: Pleasure Vision (Get Better) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • The Bach Choir/BBC Concert Orchestra/David Hill: Howells Missa Sabrinensis (Hyperion) [02-25] - classical
  • Stefan Bachmeier: The Strange Worlds of Stefan Bachmeier (Spun Out of Control) [12-10] - electronic
  • Backroad Gee: Mukta vs Mukta (23 Formation -EP) [07-24]
  • Backxwash: God Had Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It (Grimalkin -EP) [05-28] - hip-hop [**]
  • Baco Exu Do Blues: Nao Tem Bacanal Na Quarentena (999) [03-30] - Brazil
  • Bad Boy Chiller Crew: Full Wack No Brakes (House Anxiety) [09-25]
  • Bad Bunny: YHLQMDLG (Rimas) [02-29] - reggaeton [**]
  • Bad Bunny: El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo (Rimas) [11-27] - reggaeton [*]
  • Bad Cop/Bad Cop: The Ride (Fat Wreck Chords) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • Bad History Month: Old Blues (Exploding in Sound) [04-24]
  • Bad Moves: Untenable (Don Giovanni) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Bad Nerves: Bad Nerves (Killing Moon) [11-20]
  • The Bad Plus: The Tower Tapes #4 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Bad Stream: Sonic Healing (self-released) [09-04] - jazz
  • Joey Bada$$: The Light Pack (Columbia) [07-17] - hip-hop
  • Badge Epoque Ensemble: Self Help (Telephone Explosion) [11-20] - psychedelic rock
  • Badly Drawn Boy: Banana Skin Shoes (One Last Fruit) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Jeich Ould Badou: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 03 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [03-16] - African [*]
  • Alice Bag: Sister Dynamite (In the Red) [04-24] - pop/rock
  • Bahamas: Sad Hunk (Brushfire) [10-09]
  • John Bailey: Can You Imagine? (Freedom Road) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Liam Bailey: Ekundayo (Big Crown) - reggae
  • Sebastian Bailey: Ensemble de Magnac (self-released) - jazz
  • Victoria Bailey: Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline (Rock Ridge Music) [09-18] - country [***]
  • Bailter Space: Concret (self-released) [07-20]
  • Aidan Baker/Gareth Davis: Invisible Cities II (Karlrecords) - jazz
  • Aalok Bala: Sacred Mirror (self-released) [10-23] - electronic
  • Tarun Balani: The Shape of Things to Come (Berthold) [10-02] - jazz
  • Juan Pablo Balcazar: Suite Resbalosa (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-19] - jazz [***]
  • The Balderin Sali: Variations (Leo -2CD -19) - jazz
  • Adam Baldych/Vincent Courtois/Rogier Telderman: Clouds (ACT Music) [09-25] - jazz
  • Jon Balke: Discourses (ECM) [05-22] - jazz [B]
  • Ball Park Music: Ball Park Music (Prawn) [10-23] - alt/indie
  • Charlie Ballantine: Vonnegut (Green Mind) [09-25] - jazz
  • Kelsea Ballerini: Kelsea (Black River) [03-20] - country pop [*]
  • Ballister: Znachki Stilyag (Aerophonic) [09-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Ballrogg: Rolling Ball (Clean Feed) [10-29] - jazz [*]
  • The Ballroom Thieves: (Some Of) Unlovely (Nettwerk) [11-22] - alt/indie
  • J Balvin: Colores (Universal Latin) [03-19] - reggaeton [**]
  • Bambara: Stray (Wharf Cat) [02-14]
  • Lucian Ban/John Surman/Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Folk Songs (Sunnyside) [05-14] - jazz [**]
  • Bananagun: The True Story of Bananagun (Full Time Hobby) [06-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Bonnie Banane: Sexy Planet (Touche Coule/Grand Musique Management) [11-13] - alt/indie
  • Band of Burns: The Thread (Ord Ban Music) [10-10] - folk
  • Banoffee: Look at Us Now Dad (Cascine) [02-21] - synthpop
  • Buju Banton: Upside Down 2020 (Roc Nation) [06-26] - reggae
  • Maria Baptist and Jan Von Klewitz: Facing Duality (self-released) - jazz
  • Alina Baraz: It Was Divine (Mom + Pop) [04-24] - alt r&b
  • Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead: Legacy Holder (Vision Ahead Music) - jazz
  • Brigitte Barbu: Muzak Pour Ascenseurs En Panne (Circus) [06-12]
  • Barely Civil: I'll Figure This Out (Take This to Heart) [09-04] - alt/indie
  • Barishi: Old Smoke () [04-24] - metal
  • Emily Barker: A Dark Murmuration of Words (Everyone Sang) [09-04]
  • Gary Barlow: Music Played by Humans (UMG) [11-27]
  • Danny Barnes: Man on Fire (ATO) [03-06] - bluegrass [***]
  • Quinton Barnes: Aarupa (Grimalkin) [03-20] - r&b
  • Courtney Barnett: MTV Unplugged (Live in Melbourne) (Mom + Pop Music -19) [2019-12-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • Mandy Barnett: A Nashville Songbook (BMG) [08-21] - country [**]
  • Gabby Barrett: Goldmine (Warner Music Nashville) [06-19] - country
  • Mike Barrone Big Band: Brazil (self-released) - jazz
  • Joao Barradas: Portrait (Nischo/Inner Circle Music) [02-03] - jazz
  • Barrage: The Was and Is to Come (Ora Fonogram) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Issie Barratt's Interchange: Donna's Secret (Fuzzy Moon) - jazz
  • Barringtone: Bonanza Plan (Onomatopoeia) [08-21]
  • Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio Featuring Johnathan Blake: Without Deception (Dare2) [03-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Jennah Barry: Holiday (Forward Music Group) [03-27] - singer-songwriter
  • Tim Barry: Live 2018 (Chunkasah) [11-13] - country [A-]
  • Tom Barton: Wherever I Will Be (self-released) - jazz
  • Nat Bartsch: Forever More (ABC Music) [07-17] - jazz
  • Gary Bartz and Maisha: Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions (Night Dreamer) [05-29] - jazz [***]
  • Juliana Barwick: Healing Is a Miracle (Ninja Tune) [07-10] - ambient [B]
  • Basic Plumbing: Keeping Up Appearances (Basic Plumbing) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Frank Basile/Sam Dillon Quintet: 2 Part Solution (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • William Basinski: Lamentations (Temporary Residence) [11-13] - dark ambient [*]
  • Bassel & the Supernaturals: Smoke & Mirrors (Bassel Music) [04-17] - r&b
  • Shirley Bassey: I Owe It All to You (Decca) [11-06]
  • Marcos Basso Grupo: Serpiente Cosmica (Discos ICM) [01-15] - jazz
  • Anders Bast & the Bast'ards: Through Space & Time (self-released) - jazz
  • Django Bates' Beloved With Norrbotten Big Band: Tenacity (Lost Marble) - jazz
  • Baths: Pop Music/False B-Sides II (Basement's Basement) [05-29]
  • Jon Batiste & Cory Wong: Meditations (self-released) [05-29] - jazz
  • The Bats: Foothills (Flying Nun) [11-13] - alt/indie
  • Wayd Battle: Powerless (Wayd Battle Music) [08-10] - country
  • John Baumann: Country Shade (The Next Waltz -19) [2019-11-08] - country
  • Marcel-li Bayer/Josep-Maria Belanya: Escletxa (Discordian -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • BbyMutha: Muthaland (The Muthaboard) [08-28] - hip-hop [A-]
  • BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff (Bella Union) [04-24] - alt/indie [B]
  • Bdrmm: Bedroom (Sonic Cathedral) [07-03] - dream pop [**]
  • Be Well: The Weight and the Cost (Equal Vision)
  • Beabadoobee: Fake It Flowers (Dirty Hit) [10-16] - indie pop [**]
  • Reb Beach: A View From the Inside (Frontiers) [11-06] - rock
  • Beach Bunny: Honeymoon (Mom+Pop) [02-14] - indie pop [*]
  • Beach Slang: The Deadbeat of Heartbreak City (Bridge 9) [01-10] - punk
  • Beans on Toast: Knee Deep in Nostalgia (Beans on Toast Music) [12-01] - folk [***]
  • Beans on Toast: The Unforeseeable Future (Beans on Toast Music) [12-01] - folk [***]
  • The Bearings: Hello, It's You (Pure Noise) [11-20] - rock
  • Fini Bearman: La Loba (Bad Mother) - jazz
  • John Beasley: MONK'estra Plays John Beasley (Mack Avenue) [08-20] - jazz [**]
  • Beat Flippa: POTY (self-released) [08-28]
  • Beauts: Dalliance (LHM) [02-21]
  • Beauty Pill: Please Advise (Northern Spy -EP) [05-08] - alt/indie [*]
  • Beauty Pill: Sorry You're Here (Taffety Punk Theatre Company) [02-21] - electronica [***]
  • Jeremy Beck: By Moonlight (Innova) [01-30] - classical
  • Gerald Beckett: Mood (Pear Orchard) - jazz [B]
  • Burak Bedikyan: Istanbul Junction (SteepleChase Lookout) - jazz
  • Bedsore: Hypnagogic Hallucinations (20 Buck Spin) [07-24] - metal
  • Bee Bee Sea: Day Ripper (Wild Honey) [10-09]
  • Behemoth: A Forest (New Aeon Musick -EP) [05-29]
  • Behold the Arctopus: Hapeleptic Overtrove (self-released) [06-12] - metal
  • Majid Bekkas: Magic Spirit Quartet (ACT Music) [01-31] - jazz [*]
  • Belako: Plastic Drama (BMG) [08-28]
  • Belbury Poly: The Gone Away (Ghost Box) [08-28] - electronic
  • Andy Bell: The View From Halfway Down (Sonic Cathedral) [10-09]
  • Ezra Bell: This Way to Oblivion (Dutch) [04-03]
  • Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin: Stygian Bough Volume 1 (Profound Lore) [06-26] - metal
  • Belle & Sebastian: What to Look for in Summer (Matador) [12-11] - rock [**]
  • Olivia Belli: River Path (1631)
  • Benny Benack III: A Lot of Livin' to Do (LA Reserve) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Benediction: Scriptures (Nuclear Blast) [10-16] - metal
  • Benee: Hey U X (Republic) [11-13] - indie pop
  • Donny Benet: Mr Experience (Dot Dash) [05-22] - synth funk
  • Benge: Thirteen Systems (Expanding) [09-18] - electronic
  • Marc Benham: Biotope (SteepleChase) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Charlotte Rose Benjamin: Party City EP (Moshi Moshi -EP) [02-21]
  • Lakecia Benjamin: Pursuance: The Coltranes (Ropeadope) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Benny the Butcher: Burden of Proof (Griselda) [10-15] - hip-hop [**]
  • Aimee-Jo Benoit & Trio Velocity: Borjoner (self-released)
  • Brendan Benson: Dear Life (Third Man) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • George Benson: Weekend in London (Provogue) [11-13] - jazz
  • Bent: Up in the Air (99:Wave) [11-06]
  • Bent Arcana: Bent Arcana (Castleface) [08-21] - psychedelic rock
  • Brooke Bentham: Everyday Nothing (AllPoints) [02-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Kristin Berardi/Sean Foran/Rafael Karlen: Haven (Earshift Music) [11-20] - jazz
  • Adam Berenson: Every Beginning Is a Sequel (Dream Play) - jazz
  • Steve Beresford & John Butcher: Old Paradise Airs (Iluso) [02-01] - jazz [*]
  • Steve Beresford & Angharad Davies: Trwst (self-released) - jazz
  • Z Berg: Get Z to a Nunnery (Metropolitan Indian) [07-10] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Mare Berger: The Moon Is Always Full (self-released) [05-24]
  • Jerry Bergonzi: Nearly Blue (Savant) [02-28] - jazz [A-]
  • Antoine Berjeaut: Moving Cities (I See Colors -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Beranardes & Drumming GP: Liturgy of the Birds: In Memoriam Olivier Messaien (Clean Feed) - jazz
  • David Berkman: Plays Music by John Coltrane and Pete Seeger: Solo Piano (Without) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Berlin Art Quartet: Live at B-Flat (UniSono) - jazz
  • Sasha Berliner: Azalea (self-released -19) [2019-12-12] - jazz
  • Will Bernard: Freelance Subversives (Ropeadope) [05-01] - jazz [B]
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs 10 (Intakt) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Tower Tapes #1 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Berne/Nasheet Waits: The Coanda Effect (Relative Pitch) [04-30] - jazz
  • Tim Berne: Sacred Vowels (Screwgun) [05-01] - jazz
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Deceptive 4 (Intakt -2CD) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell Duo: Spiders (Out of Your Head) [11-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Matt Berninger: Serpentine Prison (Book/Concord) [10-16] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Peter Bernstein: What Comes Next (Smoke Sessions) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Matt Berry: Phantom Birds (Acid Jazz) [09-18]
  • Lea Bertucci: Acoustic Shadows (Sa) [04-15]
  • Max Bessesen: Trouble (Ropeadope) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Best Coast: Always Tomorrow (Concord) [02-21]
  • Best Ex: Good at Feeling Bad (No Sleep -EP) [05-22]
  • Jehnny Beth: To Love Is to Live (Caroline) [06-12] - pop/rock [*]
  • The Beths: Jump Rope Gazers (Carpark) [07-10] - alt/indie [*]
  • Better Person: Something to Lose (Arbutus) [10-23]
  • Tony Bevan/Ashley Wales: Newton (Foghorn) - jazz
  • Frank Bey: All My Dues Are Paid (Nola Blue) [01-17] - blues
  • Beyonce [Soundtrack]: Black Is King (Disney) [07-31]
  • Beyries: Encounter (Bon Sound) [11-13]
  • Bfb Da Packman: Std (The Launch Crew Company -19) [2019-11-17] - hip-hop
  • Bfb Da Packman: God Blessing All the Fat N****s (The Lunch Crew Company -19) [2019-06-02] - hip-hop
  • Laila Biali: Out of Dust (ACT Music) [03-27] - jazz
  • Andy Bianco: NYC Stories (Next Level) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Bibby's Dog Act: Marge (Spinning Top) [09-18]
  • Bibio: Sleep on the Wing ( Warp) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Justin Bieber: Changes (Def Jam) [02-14] - pop
  • Manuel Bienvenu: Glo (Microcultures)
  • Biffy Clyro: A Celebration of Endings (14th Floor) [08-14] - alt/indie [B]
  • Big $ilky: Big $ilky Vol 2 (Big $ilky) [07-03] - hip-hop
  • The Big Bad Bones Featuring Scott Whitfield: Emergency Vehicle Blues (Summit) [08-21] - jazz [U]
  • Big Bad Brotzmann Quintet: Karacho! (Euphorium -19) [2019-11-00] - jazz
  • The Big Easy: A Long Year (Forged Artifacts) [10-23]
  • Big Freedia: Louer (East West -EP) [03-13]
  • The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do (Fiction) [01-10] - indie pop [B]
  • Big Sean: Detroit 2 (Getting Out Our Dreams/Def Jam) [09-04] - pop rap [**]
  • Big Sean: Detroit vs Everybody (UMG -EP) [08-14] - hip-hop
  • Big Thief: Demos Vol 1: Topanga Canyon, CA - Feb 2018 (self-released -EP) [04-17]
  • Binary Code: Memento Mori (Independent) [05-15] - metal
  • Eric Binder: Hard Bop (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Bing & Ruth: Species (4AD) [07-17] - post-minimalism
  • Daniel Bingert: Berit in Space (Moserobie) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • Binker and Moses: Escape the Flames (Gearbox) [12-11] - jazz [A-]
  • David Binney/Kenny Wollesen: Basu (Mythology) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Benjamin Biolay: Grand Prix (Polydor/Wrasse) [07-03] - French pop
  • Massimo Biolcati: Incontre (Sounderscore) - jazz
  • Scott H Biram: Fever Dreams (Bloodshot) [11-27] - alt-country [**]
  • Minnie Birch: You're Not Singing Anymore Vol 1 (self-released) [06-12] - folk
  • Nat Birchall: Mysticism of Sound (Ancient Archive of Sound) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Tradition Disc in Dub (Tradition Disc) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Nat Birchall Meets Al Breadwinner: Upright Living (Tradition Disc) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • Nat Birchall Sextet: Exaltation: Live in Athens Vol 1 (Parafono) [12-04] - jazz [*]
  • Andrew Bird: Hark! (Loma Vista) [10-30] - holiday
  • Jane Birkin: Oh! Pardon, Tu Dormais . . . (Wrasse/Universal) [09-25] - French
  • Birth: Almost Never (Tighten Up) - jazz
  • The Birthday Massacre: Diamonds (Metropolis) [03-27]
  • Galya Bisengalieva: Aralkum (Nomad Music/One Little Independent) [09-04] - electronic
  • Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite: 100 Years of Blues (Alligator) [09-25] - blues [**]
  • Jeb Bishop Flex Quartet: Re-Collect (Not Two -19) [2019-08-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeb Bishop/Jaap Blonk/Weasel Walter/Damon Smith: JeJaWeDa: Poineer Works Vol 1 (Balance Point Acoustics -19) [2019-11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Jeb Bishop: Centrifugal Trio (Astral Spirits) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Sir Richard Bishop: Oneiric Formulary (Drag City) [04-17]
  • Bishop Nehru: Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts () [05-08] - hip-hop
  • Bitch Falcon: Staring at Clocks (Small Pond) [11-06]
  • David Bixler Bixtet: Blended Lineage (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Biznaga: Grand Pantalla (Slovenly) [03-06] - rock
  • Stein Torleif Bjella: Ovre Al Toneakademi (Heime Med Hund) [04-24] - pop
  • Raoul Bjorkenheim: Solar Winds (Long Song) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • BK3: Think About It! (Thick) - jazz
  • Bktherula: Nirvana (Warner) [10-23] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Aloe Blacc: All Love Everything (BMG) [10-02]
  • Clint Black: Out of Same (Black Top) [06-19] - country [*]
  • Jim Black Trio: Reckon (Intakt) [01-17] - jazz [A]
  • Black Atlas: Dream Awake (XO) [04-03] - alt r&b
  • Black Art Jazz Collective: Ascension (HighNote) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Black Bra: Black Bra (YK) [07-17] - rock
  • Black Cadmium: Chemistry EP (Naive -EP) [11-27] - electronic
  • Black Crown Initiate: Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape (Century Media) [08-07] - metal
  • Black Curse: Endless Wound (Sepulchral Voice) [04-24] - death metal
  • The Black Dahlia Murder: Verminous (Metal Blade) [04-17] - death metal
  • Black Devil Disco Club: Lucifer Is a Flower (Lo) [06-19] - club/dance
  • Black Dresses: Peaceful as Hell (Blacksquares) [04-13] - industrial
  • Black Eyed Peas: Translation (Epic) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Black Foxxes: Black Foxxes (Search and Destroy/Spinefarm) [10-30] - alt/indie
  • Black Light Collective: Black Light Collective (Ropeadope) [07-17] - jazz
  • Black Lips: Sing in a World That's Falling Apart (Fire) [01-24] - garage rock
  • Black Marble: I Must Be Living Twice (Sacred Bones -EP) [08-14]
  • Black Market Brass: Undying Thirst (Colemine) [02-28]
  • Black Noi$e: Oblivion (Warner) [08-14] - hip-hop
  • Black Orchid Empire: Semaphore (Long Branch) [06-12]
  • Black Stone Cherry: The Human Condition (Mascot) [10-30]
  • Black Sugar Transmission: Dream Finisher (self-released) [10-15]
  • Black Swan: Evolution (Black Swan -EP) [02-21] - ambient
  • Black Taffy: Opal Wand (Leaving) [05-08] - electronic
  • Black Thought: Streams of Thought Vol 3: Cane and Abel (Republic) [10-16] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Black to Comm: Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens (Thrill Jockey) [10-30]
  • Black Veil Brides: Re-Stitch These Wounds (Sumerian) [07-31] - metal
  • Blackbear: Everything Means Nothing (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope) [08/21] - pop rap
  • Terence Blacker: Playing for Time (Talking Cat) [03-27] - folk
  • Blackie & the Rodeo Kings: King of This Town (Warner) [01-24]
  • Blacklab: Abyss (New Heavy Sounds) [05-08]
  • BlackPink: The Album (YG Entertainment/Interscope) [10-02] - K-pop [**]
  • Lavinia Blackwall: Muggington Lane End (Lavinia Blackwall) [05-01] - pop
  • Blackstarkids: Whatever, Man (Dirty Hit) [10-22] - alt/indie
  • Blackwinterwells: Stone Ocean (Helix Tears) [10-14]
  • Bladee: 333 (Year0001) [07-16] - hip-hop
  • Bladee: Exeter (Year0001 -EP) [04-08] - hip-hop
  • Blaer: Yellow (Ronin Rhythm) [02-06] - jazz [**]
  • Haley Blais: Below the Salt (Tiny Kingdom) [08-25]
  • James Blake: Before (Polydor -EP) [10-14] - glitch pop
  • Ran Blake/Christine Correa: When Soft Rains Fall (Red Piano) - jazz
  • Ran Blake/Andrew Rathbun: Northern Noir (SteepleChase) [06-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ran Blake/Frank Carlberg: Gray Moon (Red Piano) [03-20] - jazz
  • The Blam Blams: Opening Night (LunaSea Media) [08-28] - glam rock [B]
  • Blancmange: Mindset (Blanc Check) [06-05]
  • Samuel Blaser: 18 Monologues Elastiques (Out Note) - jazz
  • Bleach Day: As If Always (Birdwatcher) [03-06]
  • Bleed From Within: Fracture (Century Media) [05-29] - metalcore
  • Bleeding Out: Lifelong Death Fantasy (Profound Lore) [10-30] - metal
  • Noah Bless: New York Strong: Latin Jazz! (Zoho) [10-23] - jazz [*]
  • Bless the Mad: Bless the Mad (Stay the Courts) [09-25] - jazz
  • Blessed Black: Beyond the Crimson Throne (self-released) [01-17] - metal
  • Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow: Life Goes On (ECM) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Lidy Blijdorp: Journeyers (Rubicon) [04-24] - classical
  • Blimes and Gab: Talk About It (BAG Enterprises) [06-26] - hip-hop
  • The Blinders: Fantasies of a Stay at Home Psychopath (Modern Sky UK) [07-17]
  • Blinker the Star: Juvenile Universe (self-released) [11-20] - rock
  • Blitzen Trapper: Holy Smokes Future Jokes (Yep Roc) [09-25]
  • Urs Blochlinger Revisited: Harry Doesn't Mind (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Rory Block: Prove It On Me (Stony Plain) [03-27] - blues
  • Jake Blocker: I Keep Forgetting (self-released) [09-25] - country
  • Blom: Flower Violence (Box Record) [05-01] - rock
  • Blonder: Crystal Ball (Cool World -EP) [04-24]
  • The Bloody Jug Band: Stranded (self-released) [10-31] - folk
  • Bloody Your Hands: Sunday Scaries (self-released) [08-28] - metal
  • Kath Bloom: Bye Bye These Are the Days (Dear Life) [08-14]
  • Bloomerangs: Moments and Fragments (Instru Dash Mental) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Blossoms: Foolish Loving Spaces (Virgin EMI) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Bloto: Kwiatostan (Astigmatic) [09-11] - jazz
  • Jake Blount: Spider Tales (Free Dirt) [05-29] - folk [***]
  • Bloxx: Lie Out Loud (Chess Club) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Blu & Exile: Miles (Fat Beats) [07-17] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Blue Oyster Cult: The Symbol Remains (Frontiers Music) [10-09]
  • Blue Pills: Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast) [08-21] - rock
  • Blueface: Dirt Bag (Cash Money -EP -19) [2019-08-09] - hip-hop [***]
  • Blueface: Find the Beat (Cash Money) [03-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas: Bye Bye Blues (Seraphic) [04-05] - country [**]
  • Blues Pills: Holy Moly! (Nuclear Blast) [08-21] - psychedelic soul
  • Bluey: Tinted Sky (Shanachie) [06-26] - jazz
  • John Blum and Jackson Krall: Duplexity (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Daniel Blumberg: On&On (Mute) [07-31] - art rock
  • Blushh: RIP Apathy (Blushh) [04-17] - rock
  • Blxst: No Love Lost (Red Bull) [09-04] - hip-hop
  • BOAT: Tread Lightly (Magic Marker) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • The Bobby Lees: Skin Suit (Alive Naturalsound) [07-17]
  • Boca 45: Donuts (B-Block Music)
  • Boca 45: 2020 Donuts (B-Block Music) [11-27]
  • Afel Bocoum: Linde (World Circuit) [09-04] - world [**]
  • Ian Boddy: Axiom (Din)
  • Sega Bodega: Salvador (Nuxxe) [02-14] - art pop
  • Body Count: Carnivore (Century Media) [03-06] - metal rap [**]
  • Paul Bogart: Won't Have Far to Go (117 Music) [11-20] - country
  • Seth Bogart: Men on the Verge of Nothing (Wacko Wacko) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Bohren & Der Club of Gore: Patchouli Blue (Ipecac) [01-10] - dark jazz
  • Ikaz Boi: Brutal 2 (Stellar 90) [09-27] - hip-hop
  • Stefano Bollani: Piano Variations on Jesus Christ Superstar (Alobar) [04-03] - jazz
  • Alice Boman: Dream On (Play It Again Sam) [01-17] - indie pop
  • Jorun Bombay & Phill Most Chill: Jorun PMC (AE Productions) [05-01] - hip-hop [***]
  • Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong (Caroline) [01-17] - indie pop [B]
  • The Bombpops: Death in Venice Beach (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-13] - postpunk [**]
  • Bon Jovi: 2020 (Captain Kidd) [10-02]
  • Bon Voyage Organisation: La Course (L'Invitation Musicale/Bigwax) [03-30] - alt/indie
  • Joe Bonamassa: Royal Tea (J&R Adventures) [10-23]
  • Roberto Bonati: Vesper and Silence (Parmafrontiere -19) [2019-05-31] - jazz
  • Boneflower: Armour (Dog Knights/Zegema Beach/The Braves)
  • Rose Bonica: Tears for the Tea Maker (Roses Are Red) [09-18] - electronic
  • Boniface: Boniface (Transgressive) [02-14]
  • Bonjintan: Dental Kafka (Trost) [06-05] - jazz [**]
  • Alan Bonner: The Way Old Friends Do (LANDR) [06-05]
  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Hello Sorrow Hello Joy (Textile) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Bonny Light Horseman: Bonny Light Horseman (37d03d) [01-24] - folk [B]
  • BOOF: Rebirth of Gerberdaisy (Bubble Tease Communications) [04-17] - electronic
  • Boogat: El Gato Y Los Rumberos (Ray-On -EP) [02-28] - [B]
  • A Boogie With Da Hoodie: Artist 2.0 (Highbridge the Label/Atlantic) [02-14] - trap rap
  • The Boomtown Rats: Citizens of Boomtown (BMG) [03-13]
  • Benjamin Boone With the Ghana Jazz Collective: Joy (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Benjamin Boone: The Poets Are Gathering (Origin) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Christiane Bopp/Jean-Marc Foussat/Emmanuelle Parrenin: Nature Still (Fou) [11-00] - jazz [*]
  • Matthieu Bordenave: La Traversee (ECM) [09-25] - jazz
  • Boris: No (Sargent House) [07-03] - sludge metal
  • Boris & Merzbow: 2R0I2P0 (Relapse) [12-11] - metal
  • Gergo Borlai: The Missing Song (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Born Ruffians: Juice (Yep Roc) [04-03]
  • Borusiade: Fortunate Isolation (Dark Entries) [02-07] - electronic
  • BossaCucaNova E Roberto Menescal: Bossa Got the Blues (Six Degrees -19) - jazz
  • Boston Manor: Glue (Pure Noise) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra: Ades Plays Ades (Deutsche Grammophon) [02-28] - classical
  • David Boswell: The Story Behind the Story (My Quiet Moon) [07-10] - jazz
  • Botanist: Photosynthesis (The Felser) [10-30] - metal
  • Botany: End the Summertime F(or)ever (Western Vinyl) [09-25] - electroic
  • Albert Bouchard: Re Imaginos (Deko Music) [11-06] - rock
  • David Boulter: Yarmouth (Clay Pipe Music)
  • Lauren Bousfield: Palimpsest (Deathbomb Arc) [07-30] - electronic
  • Moses Boyd: Dark Matter (Exodus) [02-14] - nu jazz [**]
  • Nicolas Bougaieff: The Upward Spiral (Novamute) [07-24] - electronic
  • Boy Pablo: Wachito Rico (777 Music) [10-23]
  • Boyo: Where Have All My Friends... (Park the Van) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Boyracer: On a Promise (Emotional Response) [06-26]
  • Ben Lukas Boysen: Mirage (Erased Tapes -EP) [05-01]
  • Andrea Brachfeld: Brazilian Whispers (Origin) - jazz
  • Don Braden/Joris Teepe Quartet: In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock: Live at De Witte (OAP) [06-17] - jazz [***]
  • Geof Bradfield/Ben Goldberg/Dana Hall Trio: General Semantics (Delmark) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • James Dean Bradfield: Even in Exile (Montyray) [08-14] - rock [*]
  • Bradley & Adair: Oh Darlin' (Pinecastle) [02-21] - country
  • Stephen Bradley & Edward Ruchalski: Ringing Rock Geo-Phonics (Urbantells) [01-06]
  • Oyvind Braekke: Wilderness (Oslo Session) - jazz
  • Braids: Sbadow Offering (Secret City) [06-19] - indie electronic
  • Braille Face: Original Cast Recording (Spirit Level) [09-16] - alt/indie
  • The Brains: Satana Tarantula (Cleopatra) [04-10]
  • Randall Bramblett: Pine Needle Fire (New West) [11-13]
  • Jamie Branch/Dave Repis/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Tollef Ostvang: Tripel/Dubbel (Aerophonic) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Sarah Gail Brand/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders: Deep Trouble (Regardless) [06-24] - jazz
  • Brandy: B7 (Brand Nu/Entertainment One) [07-31] - r&b [*]
  • Andy Brasher: Myna Bird (CEN) [04-03] - rock
  • Andre Bratten: Silvester (Smalltown Supersound) [07-24] - electronic
  • Alan Braufman: The Fire Still Burns (Valley of Search) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Anthony Braxton/Eugene Chadbourne: Duo (Improv) 2017 (New Braxton House -8CD) [06-04] - jazz
  • Anthony Braxton/Jacqueline Kerrod: Duo (Bologna) 2018 (I Dischi Di Angelica) [04-20] - jazz [***]
  • Toni Braxton: Spell My Name (Island) [08-28] - r&b
  • Breaking Benjamin: Aurora (Hollywood) [01-24] - post-grunge
  • Randy Brecker/Eric Marienthal: Double Dealin' (Shanachie) - jazz
  • Jonathan Bree: After the Curtains Close (Lil' Chief) [07-17]
  • Boris Brejcha: Space Diver (Ultra Music) [01-24] - electronic
  • Breland: Breland (Atlantic/Bad Realm -EP) [05-22] - hip-hop
  • Breland: Rage & Sorrow (Atlantic/Bad Realm -EP) - hip-hop
  • Patrick Brennen/Maria Do Mar/Ernesto Rodrigues/Miguel Mira/Hernani Faustino/Abdul Moimeme: The Sudden Bird of Waiting (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Nat Brenner/Hamir Atwal/Ben Goldberg: Break Time at the Cyclotron (01-17) [J|jazz]
  • Phoebe Bridgers: Punisher (Dead Oceans) [06-19] - pop/rock [**]
  • Phoebe Bridgers: Copycat Killer (Dead Oceans -EP) [11-20] - chamber pop [*]
  • Phoebe Bridgers: If We Make It Through December (Dean Oceans -EP) [11-23] - Christmas [***]
  • James Alexander Bright: Headroom (!K7) [06-05] - pop/rock
  • Bright Eyes: Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was (Dead Oceans) [08-21] - alt/indie [**]
  • Bright Light Bright Light: Fun City (Yskwn) [09-18]
  • The Bright Light Social Hour: Jude Vol II (The Bright Light Social Hour) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Bright Dog Red: Somethin' Comes Along (Ropeadope) [09-25] - jazz
  • Bring Me the Horizon: Post Human: Survival Disorder (RCA -EP) [10-30] - alt metal
  • British Lion: The Burning (Explorer1 Music) [01-17]
  • Alan Broadbent Trio: Trio in Motion (Savant) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Broadside: Into the Raging Sea (SharpTone) [07-24] - rock
  • Broken Shadows: The Tower Tapes #2 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Broken Shadows [Chris Speed/Dave King/Reid Anderson/Tim Berne]: Live (Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • BROM: Dance With an Idiot (Trost) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • BROM & Toshinori Kondo: The Sea Is Rough (Bocian) [J|jazz]
  • Bronson: Bronson (Ninja Tune) [08-07] - electronic
  • Elliott Brood: Keeper (Six Shooter) [09-18]
  • Rachel Brooke: The Loneliness in Me (Mal) [09-25] - country
  • Brooklyn Rider: Healing Modes (In a Circle) [03-27] - classical
  • The Brooks: Any Day Now (Underdog) [10-23]
  • Brad Brooks: God Save the City (Brad Brooks) [10-16] - rock [*]
  • Garth Brooks: Fun (Pearl) [11-20] - country
  • Brothers Osborne: Skeletons (Spinefarm) [10-09] - country [*]
  • Brothertiger: Fundamentals Vol I (Brothertiger) [06-18] - electronic
  • Peter Brotzmann/Maalem Moukhtar Gania/Hamid Drake: The Catch of a Ghost (I Dischi Di Angelica) [04-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Fred Lonberg-Holm: Memories of a Tunicate (Relative Pitch) [06-19] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Brotzmann/Paul G Smyth: Tongue in a Bell (Weekertoft) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann/Szilveszter Miklos: At Mu (Adyton) - jazz
  • Apollo Brown & Che' Noir: As God Intended (Mello Music Group) [07-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Brian Brown: Journey (It's Yo World) [01-31] - hip-hop
  • Butcher Brown: KingButch (Concord) [09-18]
  • Chris Brown & Young Thug: Slime & B (RCA) [05-05] - pop rap
  • Derek Brown and the Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra: All Figured Out (self-released) - jazz
  • Emily Brown: A Fish of Earth (Song Club) [10-23]
  • Spencer Brown: Stream of Consciousness (Anjunabeats) [01-31] - electronic
  • Brownout: Berlin Sessions (Fat Beats) [03-06] - rock
  • David Broza: En Case Limon (S-Curve) - jazz
  • The Darius Brubeck Quartet: Live in Poland (Ubuntu -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Kyle Bruckmann/Tim Daisy: Loop Language (Relay Digital) - jazz
  • Sammy Brue: Crash Test Kid (New West) [06-12] - Americana
  • Bruise: Presentation (Media Fury -EP) [06-19] - electronic
  • Ane Brun: After the Great Storm (V2 Benelux) [10-30] - pop
  • Ane Brun: How Beauty Holds the Hand of Sorrow (Balloon Ranger) [11-27]
  • Carla Bruni: Carla Bruni (Wrasse/Universal) [10-09]
  • Gary Brunton/Simon Goubert/Bojan Z: Night Bus (Juste Une Trace -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz
  • Nicholas Brust: Frozen in Time (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Bruxa Maria: The Maddening (Hominid Sounds) [03-20] - rock
  • Luke Bryan: Born Here live Here Die Here (Capitol) [08-07] - country
  • Paul Bryan: Cri$el Gems (self-released) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Zach Bryan: Quiet, Heavy Dreams (Warner -EP) [11-27] - country
  • Zach Bryan: Elisabeth (Warner) [05-08] - country
  • Andrew Bryant: Sentimental Noises (Magnolia State Music) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Dave Bryant: Night Visitors (SE) [06-19] - jazz
  • Don Bryant: You Make Me Feel (Fat Possum) [06-19] - soul
  • Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown: Pressure (Snakefarm) [10-16]
  • BTS: Map of the Soul: 7 (Big Hit) [02-21] - K-pop [*]
  • BTS: BE (Big Hit) [11-20] - K-pop [*]
  • A Bu: Live at Beijing Poly Theater (self-released) - jazz
  • Bubas Producoes: Mega EP (Club Yeke -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • Matthias Bublath: Eight Cylinder Bigband (Enja) - jazz
  • ML Buch: Skinned (Anyines) [07-03] - electronic
  • Linda Buckley: From Ocean's Floor (NMC) [09-25] - folk
  • Buckwild: Music Is My Religion () [08-21] - hip-hop
  • The Budos Band: Long in the Tooth (Daptone) [10-09] - world
  • Buerak: Kompaktniye Otkrovyeniya (Svyet I Tyeni) [09-05] - alt/indie
  • The Bug: In Blue (Hyperdub) [11-20] - dubstep [*]
  • Bugeye: Ready Steady Bang (Reckless Yes) [07-10]
  • Built to Spill: Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston (Ernest Jenning) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Basia Bulat: Are You in Love? (Secret City) [03-27] - folk pop
  • Bullion: We Had a Good Time (DEEK) [02-28] - electronic
  • Bullion: Hula () - electronic
  • Bully: Sugaregg (Sub Pop) [08-21] - alt/indie [*]
  • Anna Burch: If You're Dreaming (Polyvinyl) [04-03] - indie pop
  • Dai Burger: Bite the Burger (First One Up -19) [2019-12-06] - hip-hop
  • Tim Burgess: I Love the New Sky (Bella Union) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Tim Burgess: Ascent of the Ascended (Bella Union -EP) [11-27] - alt/indie
  • Greg Burk Expanding Trio: Message in the Clouds (Tonos) [10-29] - jazz
  • Burna Boy: Twice as Tall (Atlantic) [08-14] - Afrobeat [**]
  • Aaron Burnett & the Big Machine: Jupiter Conjunct (Fresh Sound New Talent) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Johanna Burnheart: Burnheart (Ropeadope) [10-30] - jazz [*]
  • Burning Fik: De Fik 1 (Burning Fik) [05-15] - hip-hop
  • Joshua Burnside: Into the Depths of Hell (Joshua Burnside) [09-04] - folk
  • Tre Burt: Caught It From the Rye (Oh Boy) [11-10] - folk
  • George Burton: Reciprocity (self-released) [02-21] - jazz
  • Sam Burton: I Can Go With You (Tompkins Square) [10-30]
  • Bury Tomorrow: Cannibal (Sony) [07-03] - heavy metal
  • Burzum: Thulean Mysteries (Byelobog Productions) [03-13]
  • Buscabulla: Regresa (Ribbon) [05-08] - synthpop
  • Bush: The Kingdom (BMG) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Busiswa: My Side of the Story (Majesty Music Entertainment) [11-20]
  • Busta Rhymes: Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God (Conglomerate/Empire) [10-30] - hip-hop [B]
  • Busty and the Bass: Eddie (Arts & Crafts) [08-14]
  • Butcher: 666 Goats Carry My Chariot (Osmose) [01-31] - metal
  • John Butcher/Thomas Lehn/Matthew Shipp: The Clawed Stone (RogueArt) [08-14] - jazz
  • Andy Butler: Love Keep Me Though the Waves Retreat: Selected Ambient Pieces 1 (Mr Intl) [12-04] - ambient
  • Will Butler: Generations (Merge) [09-25] - alt/indie [***]
  • Butterfly: Doorways of Time (High Voltage) [06-22]
  • The Buttertones: Jazzhound (Innovative Leisure) [04-10] - alt/indie
  • Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard: The Non-Stop EP (Caroline -EP) [07-10]
  • Chris Byars: On the Shoulders of Giants (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Junior Byles: Beat Down Babylon (Cherry Red) [05-05] - reggae
  • David Adam Byrnes: Neon Town (self-released) [10-02] - country
  • Ted Byrnes: Tactility (Arkeen) - jazz
  • Ted Byrnes/Matt Weston: TBMW1 (Hard Angle) - jazz
  • Melanie C: Melanie C (Red Girl) [10-02]
  • Cabane: Grand Est La Maison (Cabane) [02-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Cabaret Voltaire: Shadow of Fear (Mute) [11-20] - post-industrial [***]
  • Cabbage: Amanita Pantherina (Brassica) [09-25]
  • Cable Ties: Far Enough (Merge) [03-27] - garage rock [***]
  • Cadet: The Rated Legend (Underrated Legends) [04-10] - hip-hop
  • The Cadillac Three: Country Fuzz (Big Machine) [02-07] - country
  • The Cadillac Three: Tabasco & Sweet Tea (Big Machine) [10-23] - southern rock [*]
  • Susan Cadogan: Hurt So Good: Storybook Revisited (Burning Sounds) - reggae
  • Lucia Cadotsch: Speak Low II (We Jazz) [11-27] - vocal jazz
  • Armani Caesar: The Liz (Griselda) [09-18] - hip-hop
  • Cafe Racer: Shadow Talk (Born Yesterday) [05-08] - alt/indie
  • Adam Caine Quartet: Transmissions (NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Caixa Cubo: Angela (Tratore) [09-11] - Brazil
  • Calabashed: Behold a Black Wave (Purple City) [09-04] - jazz
  • Calboy: Long Live the King (self-released -EP) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Zachary Cale: False Spring (All Hands Electric) [05-29] - blues
  • Calexico: Seasonal Shift (Anti-) [12-04] - holiday
  • Califone: Echo Mine (Jealous Butcher) [02-21]
  • California Girls: Beat Boy (DERO Arcade) [08-21] - electronic
  • California Guitar Trio: Elegy (Pepa Paldo Music)
  • Caligula's Horse: Rise Radiant (Inside Out) - metal
  • Call Me Malcolm: My, Myself and Something Else (Wiretap)
  • Call Super: Every Mouth Teeth Missing (Incienso) [10-23] - electronic [***]
  • Bill Callahan: Gold Record (Drag City) [09-04] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Calle Loiza Jazz Project: There Will Never Be Another You (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Callumeaster: Green Door Sessions (Moshi Moshi)
  • Calus Ensemble: White Christmas (Carus)
  • Carolina Calvache: Vida Profunda (Sunnyside) [05-29] - vocal jazz
  • Anna Calvi: Hunted (Domino -EP) [03-06]
  • Cam: The Otherside (RCA) [10-30] - country [***]
  • Cambatta: LSD: Lunar Solar Duallity (Mello Music Group) [07-21] - hip-hop
  • Camden Joy: Updated Just Now (self-released -EP) [01-01] - acoustic folk [**]
  • Camden Joy: American Love (self-released) [07-04] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Camelphat: Dark Matter (Camelphat) [10-30] - electronic
  • Lisa Cameron/Tom Carter/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten: Tau Ceti (Astral Spirits) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jenna Camille: The Time is NOW (self-released) [06-19] - hip-hop [*]
  • Evan Caminiti: Varispeed Hydra (Dust Editions) [04-03] - electronic
  • Camino 84: The All New Camino 84 (self-released) [02-18] - pop
  • Isobel Campbell: There Is No Other . . . (Cooking Vinyl) [02-07] - folk pop
  • Peter Campbell: Old Flames Never Die (self-released) - vocal jazz [*]
  • Phil Campbell & the Bastard Sons: We're the Bastards (Nuclear Blast) [11-13]
  • Carla Campopiano: Chicago/Buenos Aires Connections Vol II (self-released) [11-01] - jazz [B]
  • Petr Cancura With Charlie Hunter & Geoff Clapp: Don't Let It Stop! (Roots2Boot) [11-20] - jazz
  • Yilian Canizares: Erzluie (Planeta Y -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz
  • Caitlin Cannon: The TrashCannon Album (Caitlin Cannon) [05-15] - country [**]
  • Nathanael Cano: Trap Tumbado (Rancho Humilde) [06-26] -
  • Dylan Canterbury: Going Places (self-released) - jazz
  • Louise Cappi: Melange (self-released) - vocal jazz
  • Car Seat Headrest: Making a Door Less Open (Matador) [05-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Carach Angren: Franckensteina Streataeomontanus (Season of Mist) [06-26] - metal
  • Carcass: Despicable (Nuclear Blast -EP) [10-30] - metal
  • Steve Cardenas: Blue Has a Range (Sunnyside) [07-10] - jazz [B]
  • Cesar Cardoso: Dice of Tenors (Cesar Cardoso) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • The Ian Carey Quintet + 1: Fire in My Head: The Anxiety Suite (Slow & Steady) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Caribou: Suddenly (Merge) [02-28] - electronic [**]
  • Hayes Carll: Alone Together Sessions (Dualtone) [09-04] - country [A-]
  • Barbara Carlotti: Corse, Ile D'Amour (Elektra) [10-09]
  • Vanessa Carlton: Love Is an Art (Dine Alone) [03-27] - art pop
  • Carne Doce: Interior (Tratore) [09-18] - Brazil [*]
  • James Carney Sextet: Pure Heart (Sunnyside) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Rosie Carney: The Bends (Color Study) [12-11]
  • Enzo Carniel/House of Echo: Walls Down (Jazz & People) [04-03] - jazz
  • Caro: Burrows (Yala! Music) [12-04]
  • Regulo Caro: Todo Va A Estar Binean (Aioros Entertainment) [06-12] - latin
  • Carolina Blue: Take Me Back (Billy Blue Music) [08-07] - country
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Dirt and the Stars (Lambent Light) [08-07] - country
  • Carpenter Brut: Blood Machines [Original Soundtrack] (No Quarter) [04-17] - electronic
  • Enzo Carpentieri Circular E-Motion: Theory of Dreams (self-released) [07-03] - jazz
  • Carpool: Erotic Nightmare Summer (Acrobat Unstable) [06-05]
  • Katy Carr: Providence (Deluce)
  • Francois Carrier/Tomek Gadecki/Marcik Bozek/Michel Lambert: Wide (FMR -19) [2019-12-00] - jazz [***]
  • Francois Carrier/Masayo Koketsu/Daisuke Fuwa/Takashi Itani: Japan Suite (NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • Cartalk: Pass Like Pollen (Cartalk) [10-02] - alt/indie
  • Daniel Carter/Brad Farberman/Billy Martin: Just Don't Die (Ropeadope -19) [2019-10-18] - jazz [*]
  • Daniel Carter/Patrick Holmes/Matthew Putman: Whoadie (577) [02-07] - jazz [C+]
  • Daniel Carter/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Welcome Adventure! Vol 1 (577) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Carter: Telepathic Mysteries Vol 1 (577) - jazz
  • Regina Carter Freedom Band: Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground (Tiger Turn) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • Eliza Carthy & Ben Seal: Through That Sound My Secret Was Made Known (Hem Hem) [04-01] - folk
  • Playboi Carti: Whole Lotta Red (AWGE/Interscope) [12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • John & James Carty: The Wavy Bow Collection (Racket)
  • Casey MQ: Babycasey (Halocline Trance) [08-14]
  • Flora Cash: Baby, It's Okay (Virgin EMI) [03-06]
  • Caspian: On Circles (Triple Crown) [01-24] - post-rock
  • Erika De Casier: Essentials (Independent Jeep Music) [03-19] - r&b
  • Lynn Cassiers: Yun (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Sharel Cassity: Fearless (Reisha Works) [08-13] - jazz
  • Cassowary: Cassowary (Fat Possum) [04-24] - r&b
  • Jennifer Castle: Monarch Season (Idee Fixe) [10-16]
  • Curly Castro & Small Professor: BLUu Edwards (Wrecking Crew) [07-03] - hip-hop
  • Cat Clyde: Good Bones (Cinematic Music Group) [06-19] - folk
  • Catalan!: Veritas (Luik Music) [10-02] - rock
  • Francesco Cataldo: Giulia (Alfa Music) [01-31] - jazz
  • Catastrophe: Gong! (Tricatel) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Cataventos: Cataventos (Cataventos) [01-03] - classical
  • Caterpillar Quartet: Threads (ESP-Disk) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Catholic Action: Celebrated by Strangers (Modern Sky/Palo Santo) [03-27]
  • Cats in Space: Atlantis (Harmony Factory) [11-27] - rock
  • Causa Sui: Szabodelico (El Paraiso) [11-13] - rock
  • Nick Cave: Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (Bad Seed) [07-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Nick Cave/Nicholas Lens: LITANIES (Deutsche Grammophon) [12-04]
  • Cave Circles: Ships (Secret Angels) [10-23] - jazz
  • Caveboy: Night in the Park, Kiss in the Dark (Caveboy) [01-31] - alt/indie
  • Cavernzz: II (Warm Laundry) [11-13] - alt/indie
  • Cayucas: Blue Summer (Park the Van) [09-25]
  • Ed "Tenderlonious" Cawthorne: The Piccolo: Tender Plays Tubby (Jazz Detective) - jazz
  • Valentin Ceccaldi: Ossos (Cipsela) [08-03] - jazz [*]
  • Celestial Season: The Secret Teachings (Burning World) [10-02] - rock
  • Cell Press: Cell Press (No Funeral/Ancient Temple -EP) [11-27]
  • Raquel Cepeda: Passion: Latin Jazz (Raquel Cepeda Music) - jazz
  • Ceramic Dog: What I Did on My Long Vacation (Northern Spy) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Cerrone: DNA (Malligator Preference) [02-07] - electronic
  • A Certain Ratio: ACR LOCO (Mute) [09-25] - electronic
  • Ernesto Cervini: Tetrahedron (Anzic) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Ceu: Apka! (Six Degrees) [06-26] - Brazil
  • Cezinando: Et Godt Stup I Et Grunt Vann (Universal) [02-21] - pop
  • CFIT: Vs Gravity (Independent) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Alfredo Chacon: Bossing in the Rain (self-released) - jazz
  • Eddie Chacon: Pleasure, Joy and Happiness (Day End) [07-17] - r&b
  • Sarah Mary Chadwick: Please Daddy (Sinderlyn) [01-24] - singer-songwriter
  • Denise Chaila: Go Bravely (Narolane) [10-02] - hip-hop
  • Gabriel Chakarji: New Beginning (Chaksmusic) - jazz
  • Bertrand Chamayou: Good Night! (Warner Classics) [10-09] - classical
  • Chamber: Cost of Sacrifice (Pure Noise) [10-23]
  • Channelers: Isles Beyond (Inner Islands) [08-07] - new age
  • The Chap: Digital Technology (Lo) [01-10] - electronic
  • Marshall Chapman: Songs I Can't Live Without (Tall Girl) [04-02] - country [**]
  • The Charlatans: Between 10th and 11th (1992, Beggars Banquet) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Neil Charles: Low and Beyond (Takuroku) - jazz
  • Sarah Elizabeth Charles/Jarrett Cherner: Tone (BaldHill) [11-06] - jazz
  • Brian Charette: Beyond Borderline (SteepleChase -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz [*]
  • Brian Charette: Like the Sun (Dim Mak) [12-01] - jazz [B]
  • Yves Charuest: Le Territoire De L'Anche (Small Scale Music) - jazz
  • Chassol: Ludi (Tricatel) [03-06] - jazz
  • The Chats: High Risk Behaviour (Bargain Bin) [03-27] - garage punk [*]
  • Ben Chatwin: The Hum (Village Green) [11-06] - electronic
  • Gina Chavez: La Que Manda (self-released) [05-27] - Latin
  • Che Lingo: The Worst Generation (7Wallace) [10-23]
  • Check Masses: Nightlife (Triassic Tusk) [05-29]
  • Cheer-Accident: Chicago XX (Cuneiform) [02-28] - jazz
  • Chemtrails: The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable (Pnkslm) [05-15]
  • Cherry Pickles: The Juice That's Worth the Squeeze (PNKSLM) [10-23] - indie pop
  • Kenny Chesney: Here and Now (Warner Music) [05-01] - country
  • Chesqua: The Rain EP (self-relased -EP) [03-19] - soul
  • Chicago Farmer: Flyover Country (Chicago Farmer) [02-07] - folk [A-]
  • Chicago Underground Quartet: Good Days (Astral Spirits) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Chicano Batman: Invisible People (ATO) [05-01] - pop/rock
  • The Chicks: Gaslighter (Columbia) [07-17] - country [***]
  • Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice: Panic Ruminations (Moodhouse -EP) [01-24] - hip-hop
  • Chika: Industry Games (Warner Bros) [03-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Tyler Childers: Long Violent History (Hickman Holler) [09-18] - country [***]
  • Wild Billy Childish and the Chatham Singers: Kings of the Medway Delta (Damaged Goods) [03-06] - blues
  • Childish Gambino: 3.15.20 (RCA) [03-22] - hip-hop [B]
  • Childish Japes: The Book of Japes (self-released) - jazz
  • Billy Childs: Acceptance (Mack Avenue) [08-28] - jazz
  • Chimpo: HIA (The Club Mixes) (Box N Lock -EP) [05-27] - electronic
  • The Chives: The Chives (Super Wimpy Punch) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • Chloe x Halle: Ungodly Hour (Columbia) [06-12] - r&b [*]
  • Choir Boy: Gathering Swans (Dais) [05-08]
  • The Choir of St John's College, Cambridge: Nethsingha: Ash Wednesday (Signum -19) [2019-12-19] - classical
  • Chong the Nomad: A Long Walk (self-released) [08-21] - electronic
  • Chouk Bwa and the Angstromers: Vodou Ale (Bongo Joe) [05-22] - voodoo [**]
  • Hans Christian: After the Fall (Allemande Music)
  • Christine and the Queens: La Vita Nuova (Because Music -EP) [02-27] - synthpop
  • Tassis Christoyannis/Jeff Cohen: Reynaldo Hahn: Complete Songs (Bru Zane -19) [2019-09-10] - classical
  • Chrome Hill: This Is Chrome Hill (Clean Feed) [10-29] - jazz [*]
  • Chromeo: Quarantine Casanova (Chromeo -EP) [06-12] - electropop [**]
  • Chronos Ensemble: Old Russian Polyphony of the Passion Service () [01-03] - classical
  • Chubby and the Gang: Speed Kills (Static Shock) [01-17] - punk [*]
  • Chucky73 & Fetti031: Sie7etr3 (Sie7etr3) [04-17] - hip-hop
  • Stephanos Chytiris/Nikolas Skordas: Invisible War (Slam) - jazz
  • The Ciderhouse Rebellion (Adam Summerhayes/Murray Grainger): Untold (Nimbus Alliance) [02-07] - classical
  • Cindy: Free Advice (Paisley Shirt/Mt St Mtn/Tough Love) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Mino Cinelu/Nils Petter Molvaer: SulaMadiana (Modern) [09-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Gerry Cinnamon: The Bonny (Little Runaway/AWAL) [04-17]
  • Circa Waves: Happy (Prolifica) [01-10] - Britpop
  • Circles Around the Sun: Circles Around the Sun (Royal Potato Family) [03-13]
  • Marius Circus: The Computer Controlled Gardener (self-released) [05-01] - deep house
  • Cirith Ungol: Forever Black (Metal Blade) [04-24] - heavy metal
  • Citizen Boy and Mafia Boyz: From Avoca Hills to the World (Gqom Oh!) [02-21] - electronic
  • Drew Citron: Free Now (Park the Van) [10-09]
  • City Girls: City on Lock (Quality Control/Motown) [06-20] - hip-hop [A-]
  • City Mouth: Coping Machine (Take This to Heart) [04-24]
  • City of Dawn: Aubade (Heart Dance) [08-28]
  • Clairdee: A Love Letter to Lena (Declare Music) - vocal jazz
  • Clairmont the Second: It's Not How It Sounds (Clairmont the Second) [07-10] - hip-hop
  • George Clanton & Nick Hexum: George Clanton & Nick Hexum () [07-24] - chillwave
  • Clark: Daniel Isn't Real (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Brandy Clark: Your Life Is a Record (Warner) [03-06] - country [A-]
  • Martin Clarke/Otto Willberg/Emil Karlsen: Shopping for Images (Open Ear Music) - jazz
  • Classics of Love: World of Burning Hate (self-released) - punk
  • The Claudettes: High Times in the Dark (Forty Below) [04-03]
  • Gerald Clayton: Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Jay Clayton/Jerry Granelli: Alone Together (Sunnyside) [01-31] - jazz [*]
  • Gerald Cleaver: Signs (577) [03-27] - jazz [B]
  • Clem Snide: Forever Just Beyond (Ramseur) [03-27] - indie folk [**]
  • Tim Clement and Lance Austin Olsen: Dark Night on the Black Dog (Infequency Editions -19) - jazz
  • Tara Clerkin Trio: Tara Clerkin Trio (Laura Lies In) [02-17] - alt/indie
  • Cliff Trio [Pandelis Karayorgis/Damon Smith/Eric Rosenthal]: Precipice (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • The Nels Cline Singers: Share the Wealth (Blue Note) [11-13] - jazz [*]
  • Noah Cline: Mountain Opus (Cline Banjo Works) [06-20] - folk
  • Clipping: Visions of Bodies Being Burned (Sub Pop) [10-23] - hip-hop [***]
  • Cloud Nothings: The Black Hole Understands (self-released) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Cloudkicker: Solitude (Cloudkicker) [09-08] - metal
  • Clt Drp: Without the Eyes (Small Pond) [08-28]
  • Dan Clucas/Jeb Bishop/Damon Smith/Matt Crane: Universal or Directional (Balance Point Acoustics) [07-18] - jazz [***]
  • Closed Circuits: Returner (self-released) [10-30]
  • Clown Core: Van (8===D) [09-23] - metal
  • Rob Clutton With Tony Malaby: Offering (Snailbongbong -19) [2019-12-02] - jazz
  • CMON: Confusing Mix of Nations (Mexican Summer) [04-03] - indie pop
  • Coach Party: Party Food (Chess Club -EP) [06-10]
  • The Coachella Valley Trio [Doug MacDonald]: Mid Century Modern (DMAC) [01-28] - jazz [*]
  • Oliver Coates: Skins N Slime (RVNG Intl) [10-16] - electroacoustic
  • Quentin Coaxum: You & I (self-released) - jazz
  • Billy Cobb: 12 Country Covers of Murder, Sex, Satan and Heartbreak (Please Sign Me) [10-09] - country
  • Brent Cobb: Keep 'Em on They Toes (Ol' Buddy) [10-02] - country [**]
  • Cocanha: Puput (Pagans) [02-21]
  • Thad Cockrell: If in Case You Feel the... (ATO) [06-26] - folk
  • Cocktail Party Effect: Cocktail Party Effect (Tectonic) [05-01] - electronic
  • CocoRosie: Put the Shine On (Marathon Artists) [03-06]
  • Code Orange: Underneath (Roadrunner) [03-13] - metalcore [B]
  • Code Orange: Under the Skin (Roadrunner) [09-04] - metal
  • Ora Cogan: Bells in the Ruins (Prism Tongue) [07-13]
  • Chris Cogburn/Juan Garcia/Ignaz Schick: Anahuac (Astral Spirits) [02-14] - jazz [**]
  • Ryan Cohan: Originations (Origin) [07-17] - jazz
  • Avishai Cohen Big Vicious: Big Vicious (ECM) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Emmet Cohen Featuring Benny Golson & Albert "Tootie" Heath: Masters Legacy Series Volume 3 (self-released -19) [2019-12-29] - jazz [**]
  • Emmet Cohen Featuring George Coleman: Masters Legacy Series Volume 4 (self-released -19) [2019-12-29] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Cohn/George Haslam/Steve Kershaw: Ancient and Modern (Slam -19) - jazz
  • Pat Coil: Music for Humans and Other Species (Liberty Hill) [02-21] - jazz
  • Antonio Colangelo: Tabaco Y Azucar (Dodicilune) - jazz
  • Cold Beat: Mother (DFA) [02-28] - electronic
  • Cold Meat: Hot and Flustered (Static Shock) [03-20] - rock
  • Cold Years: Paradise (Eone Music UK) [09-04]
  • MJ Cole: MJ Cole Presents Madrugada (Decca) [04-03]
  • Collage Project: Off Brand (New Focus) - jazz
  • Collegium Vocale Gent: Bruckner: Mass No 2 in E Minor/Te Deum (PHI) [10-23] - classical
  • Federico Colli: Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas Vol 2 (Chandos) - classical
  • Jacob Collier: Djesse (Vol 3) (Hajanga) [08-14] - neo-soul
  • Jon Collin & Demdike Stare: Sketches of Everything (DDS) [09-18]
  • Bootsy Collins: The Power of the One (Sweetwater Sounds) [09-18] - funk [***]
  • Shirley Collins: Heart's Ease (Domino) [07-24] - English folk [**]
  • Luca Collivasone/Gianni Mimmo: Rumpus Room (Amirani) [04-27] - jazz [*]
  • Collocutor: Continuation (On the Corner) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Marco Colonna & Alexander Hawkins: Dolphy Underlined (Fundacja Sluchaj) [10-22] - jazz [***]
  • Colony House: Leave What's Lost Behind (Roon) [01-24]
  • Colorama: Chaos Wonderland (Banana & Louie) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Colour Haze: We Are (Elektrohasch/Ripple -19) [2019-12-13] - rock
  • Jack Colwell: Swandream (self-released) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Pascal Comelade: Le Cut-Up Populaire (Because/Caroline) [10-30] - alt/indie
  • Command Casual: Don't Let's Start That Again (self-released) [07-31] - rock
  • Common: A Beautiful Revolution [Part 1] (Loma Vista) [10-30] - hip-hop [***]
  • Common Objects: Skullmarks (Meena -19) - jazz
  • Communic: Hiding From the World (AFM Organization) [10-29] - rock
  • Compro Oro With Murat Ertel & Esma Ertel: Simurg (Sbdan) [06-19] - jazz
  • Conception: State of Deception (Conception Sound Factory) [04-03] - power metal
  • Conducta: The Kiwi Sound (Kiwi Rekords) [03-06] - electronic
  • Conference Call: Prism (Not Two) [07-01] - jazz [***]
  • Confeti De Odio: Tragedia Espanola (Snap! Clap! Club) [04-24] - pop
  • Bobby Conn: Recovery (Tapete) [03-20] - pop/rock
  • Loren Connors: Beautiful Dreamer (for Steve Dalachinsky) (Family Vineyard) [06-05] - electronic
  • Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko: Traversees (Ma Case) [01-25] -
  • Constantinople/Marco Beasley/Kiya Tabassian: La Porta d'Oriente (Glossa) [08-14] - classical
  • Container: Scramblers (ALTER) [03-20] - electro-industrial
  • Context Chameleon: Komorebi (Doom of Doom) - jazz
  • Contours: Balafon Sketches (self-released) [07-03] - world
  • Mauro Arias Contreras: Abismo De Los Pajaros (self-released) [05-01] - Chilean
  • Tino Contreras: La Noche De Los Dioses (Brownswood) [10-23] - jazz
  • Convergence: Convergence (Hammer) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Convulsif: Extinct (Hummus) [10-23] - metal
  • Conway the Machine: No One Mourns the Wicked (Big Ghost Limited) [05-15] - hip-hop
  • Conway the Machine: From King to a GOD (Griselda) [09-11] - hip-hop [***]
  • Conway the Machine/The Alchemist: Lulu (Griselda/ALC -EP) [03-30] - hip-hop [**]
  • Joachim Cooder: Over That Road I'm Bound (Nonesuch) [10-02] - anti-folk [B]
  • Coogans Bluff: Metronopolis (Nois-o-lution) [01-24] - prog rock
  • AG Cook: 7G (PC Music) [08-12] - electronic
  • AG Cook: Apple (PC Music) [09-18] - bubblegum bass [B]
  • Elizabeth Cook: Aftermath (Agent Love) [09-11] - country [A-]
  • Jerry Cook Quartet +: A Walk in the Park (Cellar) - jazz
  • Will Joseph Cook: Something to Feel Good About (Bad Hotel) [11-27]
  • The Cool Greenhouse: The Cool Greenhouse (Melodic) [05-29] - post-punk
  • Saskia Coolen: Driftwood: A Gift in Time (Globe) [03-06] - classical
  • Andy Cooper: LISTEN (UNique) [09-25] - hip-hop
  • Erland Cooper: Hether Blether (Phases) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Mike Cooper: Playing With Water (Room 40) [11-06] - electronic
  • Julian Cope: Self Civil War (Head Heritage) [01-16] - rock
  • Greg Copeland: The Tango Bar (Paraply)
  • Shemekia Copeland: Uncivil War (Alligator) [10-23] - blues [*]
  • Marc Copland: John: Piano Solo (Illusions Mirage) - jazz
  • Cordovas: Destiny Hotel (ATO) [10-16]
  • Cordyceps: Betrayal (Unique Leader) [04-10] - metal
  • Chick Corea: Plays (Concord -2CD) [09-11] - jazz [*]
  • Coriky: Coriky (Dischord) [06-12] - alt/indie [*]
  • Freeze Corleone: LMF (Universal) [09-11] - hip-hop
  • Jess Cornelius: Distance (Loantaka) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Patrick Cornelius: Acadia: Way of the Cairns (Whirlwind) [10-30] - jazz
  • Patrick Cornelius: Way of the Cairns (Whirlwind)
  • Chris Cornell: No One Sings Like You Anymore Vol 1 (Universal Music) [12-11]
  • Tia Corine: 34Corine (South Coast Music Group) [09-04] - hip-hop
  • Louis-Jean Cormier: Quand La Nuit Tombe (Simone) [03-20] - alt/indie
  • Cornershop: England Is a Garden (Ample Play) [03-06] - electropop [A-]
  • Dale Cornish: Thug Ambient (Vanity Publishing) [03-13] - electronic
  • The Coronas: True Love Waits (Blix Street) [07-31]
  • Antoine Corriveau: Pissenlit (Secret City) [10-09] - alt/indie
  • Corrupt Moral Altar: Patiently Waiting for Wonderful Things (APF -EP) [11-27]
  • Eva Cortes: Todas Las Voces (Truth Revolution) [07-17] - jazz
  • Cortex: Legal Tender (Clean Feed) [10-30] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeff Cosgrove/John Medeski/Jeff Lederer: History Gets Ahead of the Story (Grizzley Music) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • Cosic Surveillance: Cosmic Surveillance (Volume 1) (Regional Attraction) [11-13] - ambient
  • Cosmic Vibrations: Pathways & Passages (Spiritmuse) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Cossu: Memories of Water and Light (Heart Dance)
  • Dan Costa: Live in California (self-released) - jazz
  • Matt Costa: Yellow Coat (Dangerbird) [09-11]
  • Elvis Costello: Hey Clockface (Concord) [10-30] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Graham Costello's Strata: Cygnus (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Julian Costello Quartet: Connections: Without Borders (33 Jazz) - jazz
  • Alison Cotton: Only Darkness Now (1046908 DK) [10-25] - alt/indie
  • Danielia Cotton and the Church Boys: A Different War (self-released) [05-29] - blues
  • Peter CottonTale: Catch (self-released) [04-17]
  • Couch Slut: Take a Chance on Rock 'N' Roll (Gilead Media) [05-01] - rock
  • Mary Coughlan: Life Stories (Hail Mary) [09-04] - jazz
  • Country Westerns: Country Westerns (Fat Possum) [06-26] - pop/rock
  • The Courteeners: More. Again. Forever. (Ignition) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: Free Hoops (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Rose Cousins: Bravado (Outside) [02-21]
  • Covet: Technicolor (Triple Crown) [06-05]
  • Patrick Cowley: Some Funkettes (Dark Entries) [10-19]
  • Kristy Cox: No Headlights (Mountain Fever) [02-28] - country
  • CP Unit: One Foot on the Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown (Ramp Local) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • Chris Crack: Haters Forget They Were Fans First (New Deal Collectives) [11-11] - hip-hop
  • Chris Crack: White People Love Algorithms (New Deal Collectives) [04-19] - hip-hop [**]
  • Crack Cloud: Pain Olympics (Meat Machine) [07-17] - art punk [*]
  • Ian William Craig: Red Sun Through Smoke (Fat Cat) [03-20] - ambient pop
  • John Craigie: Asterisk the Universe (Zabriskie Point) [06-12] - Americana [A-]
  • Bill Crain: Bill Crain (ARC) [09-08] - jazz
  • Samantha Crain: A Small Death (Ramseur) [07-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Elysia Crampton: Orcorara 2010 (Pan) [05-01] - electronic [B-]
  • Joshua Chuquimia Crampton: The Heart's Wash (self-released) [08-07] - experimental
  • Louise Patricia Crane: Deep Blue (Peculiar Doll) [05-15] - rock
  • The Cravats: Hoorahland (Overground) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • Craven Faults: Erratics & Unconformities (The Leaf Label) [01-10]
  • Craven Faults: Enclosures (The Leaf Label) [11-27]
  • Robert Cray Band: That's What I Heard (Nozzle) [02-28] - blues
  • Crazy Doberman: Illusory Expansion (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Creeper: Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (Roadrunner) [07-31] - pop punk [B-]
  • Joe Crepusculo: Supercrepus II (El Volcan Musica) [10-16] - pop
  • CRi: Juvenile (Anjunadeep) [10-16] - electronic
  • The Cribs: Night Network (Sonic Blew) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • Crippled Black Phoenix: Ellengaest (Season of Mist) [10-09] - metal
  • The Croaks: One of the Best Bears! (Fundacja Sluchaj) - jazz [*]
  • Cro-Mags: In the Beginning (Mission Two Entertainment) [06-19] - hardcore punk
  • Charley Crockett: Welcome to Hard Times (Son of Davy) [07-31] - Americana [*]
  • Dan Croll: Grand Plan (Communion) [08-21]
  • Lupen Crook: How Rotten the Teeth (Lupen Crook) [08-21]
  • William Crooks: Thunderbird/Flowers (self-released) [10-20] - hip-hop
  • Jeff Crosby: Northstar (Jeff Crosby) [04-24] - country
  • Hugh Crosthwaite/Stefan Cassomenos: 16 Lullabies (self-released) [07-24] - children's music
  • Crown Lands: Crown Lands (Universal Canada) [08-14]
  • Nicola Cruz: Hybridism (Multi Culti) [02-24] - house
  • Cry Out: More Echoes of a Question Never Answered . . . Why? (La Vida Es Un Mus -EP) [07-11] - punk
  • Cryptic Shift: Visitations From Enceladus (Blood Harvest) [05-04] - metal
  • CS + Kreme: Snoopy (The Trilogy Tapes) [02-14] - electronic
  • Cub Sport: Like Nirvana (Independent) [07-24]
  • Ronnie Cuber: Four (SteepleChase -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz [***]
  • Cubicolor: Hardly a Day, Hardly a Night (Anjunadeep) [02-21] - electronic
  • Cuddle Magic: Bath (Northern Spy) [07-03]
  • Heath Cullen: Springtime in the Heart (self-released) [04-17] - Americana
  • Brian Cullman: Winter Clothes (Sunnyside) [09-11] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Jamie Cullum: The Pianoman at Christmas (Island) [11-20] - holiday
  • Spencer Cullum: Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection (YK) [11-12] - folk
  • Cults: Host (Sinderlyn) [09-18] - indie pop
  • Cunning Folk: A Casual Invocation (Dharma) [10-30] - folk
  • Alex Cunningham & Claire Rousay: Specifically the Water (Astral Spirits) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jeremy Cunningham: The Weather Up There (Northern Spy) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Rivers Cuomo: Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years (self-released) [11-20]
  • Buck Curran: No Love in Sorrow (Obsolete) [04-10] - folk
  • Curren$y & Harry Fraud: The OutRunners (Jet Life) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Curren$y & Fuse: Spring Clean (Jet Life) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • Cherie Currie: Bvds of Splendor (Blackheart) [04-28] - rock
  • Denzel Curry: 13LOOD IN + 13LOOD OUT MIXX (-EP) [01-06] - trap rap
  • Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats: Unlocked (PH/Loma Vista -EP) [02-07] - hip-hop [*]
  • Jennifer Curtis & Tyshawn Sorey: Invisible Ritual (New Focus) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Custard Flux: Oxygen (self-released) [09-01] - psych rock
  • Cut Beetlez: What Beetlez? (A&E Productions) [09-18] - hip-hop
  • Cut Copy: Freeze, Melt (Cutters) [08-21] - synthpop
  • Cut Worms: Nobody Lives Here Anymore (Jagjaguwar) [10-09] - folk rock [*]
  • Chelsea Cutler: How to Be Human (Republic) [01-17] - pop
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Systema Munditotius Vol 1 (5049) - jazz
  • Jeremiah Cymerman: Cathedral (5049) - jazz
  • Reginald Cyntje & Allyn Johnson: Healing (self-released) [11-01] - jazz
  • Miley Cyrus: Plastic Hearts (RCA) [11-27] - pop [**]
  • Noah Cyrus: The End of Everything (Columbia -EP) [05-15] - pop
  • Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice/Dario Salvi: Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber: Overtures 2 (Naxos) [07-10] - classical
  • D Double E: Double or Nothing (Bluku Music) [10-25]
  • D Smoke: Black Habits (WoodWorks/Empire) [02-07] - hip-hop
  • DaBaby: Blame It on Baby (South Coast/Interscope) [04-17] - pop rap
  • Dagny: Strangers/Lovers (Little Daggers) [10-02] - pop [**]
  • Marie Dahlstrom: Like Sand (self-released) [05-22]
  • Daimonji: Eutopia (Magaibutsu -3CD) [10-01] - prog rock
  • Kashiwa Daisuke: Program Music III (Virgin Babylon) [12-19] - electronic
  • Tim Daisy & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2a (2011, System vs Artifacts) [04-21] - jazz
  • DakhaBrakha: Alambari (self-released) [03-27]
  • Michael Dalgas Trio: Death of a Tree (Gateway Music) - jazz
  • Dalham: Alderson Loop (Castles in Space) [04-30] - electronic
  • Melaine Dalibert: Anastassis Philippakopoulos: Piano Works (Elsewhere) [02-14] - contemporary classical
  • Dallas Acid: The Spiral Ambiance (All Saints) [07-10] - electronic
  • Soren Mikkel Dalsgaard: Aflevere (Union Jack Studios) [07-10] - classical
  • Lucrecia Dalt: No Era Solida (RVNG Intl) [09-11] - electroacoustic
  • Damaged Bug: Bug on Yonkers (Castle Face) [07-24]
  • Damien: Satan & Eve (Ultimisme) [09-25] - pop
  • The Damned: The Rockfield Files (A Spinefarm/Search and Destroy -EP) [10-16]
  • Damso: Qalf (Trente-quatre Centimes/Universal) [09-18] - hip-hop
  • Dan Ex Machina: My Wife (self-released) [07-02] - alt/indie [**]
  • Dan Ex Machina: Pity Party Animal (self-released) [01-02] - alt/indie [***]
  • Danalogue x Alabaster DePlume: I Was Not Sleeping (Total Refreshment Centre)
  • The Danberrys: Shine (Singular) [07-24]
  • Dance Gavin Dance: Afterburner (Rise) [04-24] - post-hardcore
  • Ami Dang: Meditations Mixtape (Leaving) [05-22] - electronic
  • Jesse Daniel: Rollin' On (Die True) [03-27] - country
  • DaniLeigh: Movie (Def Jam) [11-13] - r&b
  • Danketsu 10: From a Distance, Everything Shines (Warm Winters) [08-21] - jazz
  • Dans Les Arbres: Volatil (Sofa -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Danzig: Sings Elvis (Cleopatra) [04-24] - rockabilly
  • Gus Dapperton: Orca (AWAL) [ 09-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Clover [Alban Darche/Jean-Louis Pommier/Sebastien Boisseau]: Vert Emeraude (Yolk Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • The Darcys: Fear & Loneliness (Warner) [09-18]
  • Douglas Dare: Milkteeth (Erased Tapes) [02-21] - pop/rock
  • Delmer Darion: Morning Pageants (Practise) [10-16]
  • Dark Fortress: Spectres From the Old World (Century Media) [02-28] - metal
  • The Dark Monarchy: The Dark Monarchy (self-released) [06-12] - prog rock
  • Dark Sarah: Grim (Napalm) [07-17] - metal
  • Dark Tranquility: Moment (Century Media) [11-20] - melodic death metal
  • Darkstar: Civic Jams (Warp) [06-19] - electronic
  • Charlene Darling: Saint-Guidon (L'Amour Aux 1000 Parfums)
  • Darling West: We'll Never Know Unless We Try (Jansen) [02-07] - folk
  • Darlingside: Fish Pond Fish (More Doug) [10-09] - folk
  • Darshan Ambient: A Day Like Any Other (Spotted Peccary)
  • Das B: Canopy (Tonot) - jazz
  • Das Rad: Adios Al Futuro (Discus Music) - jazz
  • Datblygu: Cwm Gwagle (Ankstmusik) [09-11] - rock
  • Datura4: West Coast Highway Cosmic (Alive Naturalsound) [04-17]
  • Daughters of Reykjavik: Soft Spot (Shrimp) [05-29]
  • Adam Daudrich: The Wooden Box (1631) [06-12] - classical
  • Sarah Davachi: Cantus, Descant (Late) [09-18] - avant-garde
  • Dave + Sam: No Shade (Classic Music) [03-27] - electronic
  • John Daversa Quintet: Cuarentena: With Family at Home (Tiger Turn) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Davido: A Better Time (Sony Music) [11-13]
  • Marie Davidson/O'Oeil Nu: Renegade Breakdown (Ninja Tune) [09-25] - electronic [***]
  • Angharad Davies/Klaus Lang/Anton Lukoszevieze: Unfurling (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Billie Davies: Whadeva [Live at Dangerous Art Studios February 13, 2020] (self-released) - jazz
  • Catherine Anne Davies & Bernard Butler: In Memory of My Feelings (Needle Mythology)
  • Daniel Davies: Signals (Sacred Bones) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Josephine Davies: Sartori: How Can We Wake? (Whirlwind) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Rhodri Davies: Transversal Time (Confront) [06-09] - jazz
  • Debbie Davis & Josh Paxton: Interesting Times (Prom Night) [04-01] - pop
  • Gareth Davis and Merzbow: Broken Landscapes (Moving Furniture) - jazz
  • Nick Jonah Davis: When the Sun Came (Thread) [10-30] - folk
  • Sha Davis: Songs I Wrote When You Left (self-released -EP) [03-13] - soul
  • Tony Davis: Golden Year (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Ward Davis: Black Cats and Crows (Ward Davis Music) [11-20] - country [*]
  • Dawes: Good Luck With Whatever (Rounder) [10-02]
  • Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood: Live (International Anthem) [10-31] - jazz [**]
  • Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea: Liberamente (Azure Vista) [10-16] - electronic
  • Dawn of Ashes: The Antinomian (Artoffact) [07-10]
  • Brigid Dawson and the Mothers Network: Ballet of Apes (Castle Face) [05-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Jean Dawson: Pixel Bath (Universal Music Australia) [10-23] - alt/indie
  • Day Dream: Originals (Corner Store Jazz) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Days N Daze: Show Me the Blueprints (Fat Wreck Chords) - punk
  • Rudy De Anda: Tender Epoch (Karma Chief/Colemine) [09-18]
  • Christoph De Babalon & Mark: Split (A Colourful Storm) [03-23] - breakbeat
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe: Dreamweavers (Mother Tongue) [10-23] - jazz
  • The De Jong/Rebane/Kantonen Trio: Intercities (self-released -19) - jazz
  • Andrea Laszlo De Simone: Immensita (42 -19) [2019-11-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Max De Wardener: Music for Detuned Pianos (Village Green) [03-20]
  • Dan Deacon: Mystic Familiar (Domino) [01-31] - neo-psychedelia
  • Deacon Blue: City of Love (EarMusic) [03-06]
  • The Dead C: Unknowns (Ba Da Bing) [10-16]
  • Dead Famous People: Harry (Fire) [10-09]
  • Dead Ghosts: Automatic Changer (Burger) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Dead Meat: The End of Their World Is Coming (Algiers) [11-13] - post-industrial
  • Dead Neanderthals: Ghosts (Utech -19) - jazz
  • Dead Sheeran: A National Disgrace (Basketcase) [11-06]
  • The Dead Tongues: Transmigration Blues (Psychic Hotline) [06-26]
  • Dead Visions: A Sea of Troubles (Slimer) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Deadly Avenger & Si Begg: Yokai (Burning Witches) [07-17]
  • Deadstring Orkestra: Rhapsody in Blue (self-released) [01-02] - jazz
  • Deafheaven: 10 Years Gone (Sargent House) [12-04] - post-metal
  • Dean & Britta: Quarantine Tapes (Double Feature) [09-25] - rock [**]
  • Deap Lips [Deap Vally & the Flaming Lips]: Deap Lips (Cooking Vinyl) [03-13] - psychedelic pop
  • Dear Lord: Surrender (Century Media) [09-04] - metal
  • The Dears: Lovers Rock (Dangerbird) [05-15] - indie rock
  • Death Bells: New Signs of Life (Dais) [09-25] - post-punk
  • Death Valley Girls: Under the Spell of Joy (Suicide Squeeze) [10-02]
  • Deau Eyes: Let It Leave (self-released) [05-08] - country
  • Debus/Lomsch/Ditzner: Die Motive Des Richard W (Fixcel) - jazz
  • Jerry David DeCicca: The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures (self-released) [10-16] - rock
  • Sam Decker: Reactivist (Ears & Eyes) [05-01] - jazz
  • Sam Decker: Shrove (Sunnyside) [10-09] - jazz [*]
  • Decoy With Joe McPhee: AC/DC (Otoroku) [02-14] - jazz
  • Dedicated Men of Zion: Can't Turn Me Around (Bible & Tire) [06-26] - blues
  • Deep Purple: Whoosh! (Ear Music) [08-07] - rock
  • Deep Sea Diver: Impossible Weight (High Beam) [10-16] - indie pop
  • Deep Tissue: Patience or Fear (Play Alone) [07-13] - punk
  • Deeper: Auto-Pain (Fire Talk) [03-27] - postpunk
  • Deerhoof: Future Teenage Cave Artists (Joyful Noise) [05-29] - art pop [*]
  • Deerhoof: Love-Lore (Joyful Noise) [09-29] - art pop [*]
  • Deerhoof and Wadada Leo Smith: To Be Surrounded by Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough (Joyful Noise) [07-03] - jazz [**]
  • The Defects: The Death of Imagination (Punkerama) [08-00] - punk
  • Deft: Burna (Hooversound) [06-12] - electronic
  • Deftones: Ohms (Reprise) [09-25] - alt metal [C+]
  • Deftones: Black Stallion (Reprise) [12-11]
  • Dehd: Flower of Devotion (Fire Talk) [07-17] - alt/indie [*]
  • Dej Loaf: Sell Sole II (BMG) [10-23] - hip-hop [**]
  • Deja Vega: Deja Vega (Sister 9 -19) [2019-10-11] - alt/indie
  • Lana Del Rey: Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (Simon & Schuster) [07-28] - spoken word
  • Delacey: Black Coffee (Hitco/Delicate Flower) [03-27]
  • Delain: Apocalypse & Chill (Napalm) [02-07] - metal
  • George DeLancey: Paradise (self-released) - jazz
  • Helena Deland: Someone New (Luminelle) [10-16] - indie pop [*]
  • Vladislav Delay: Rakka (Warp) [02-27] - electronic [*]
  • Vladislav Delay/Sly Dunbar/Robbie Shakespeare: 500-Push-Up (Sub Rosa) [08-18] - minimal/glitch [**]
  • Camille Delean: Cold House Burning (E-Tron) [06-05]
  • Christopher Dell/Christian Lillinger/Jonas Westergaard: Grammar II (Plaist -19) - jazz
  • Della Mae: Headlight (Rounder) [01-17]
  • Delta Spirit: What Is There (New West) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Demae: Life Works Out . . . Usually (Touching Bass -EP) [09-04] - r&b [B]
  • Alonzo Demetrius: Live From the Prison Nation (Onyx Music) [10-16] - jazz
  • Jacques Demierre: The Well-Measured Piano (Creative Works -19) [2019-07-29] - jazz
  • Regina Demina: Hysterie (Kwaidan) [05-15] - electronic
  • Demons & Wizards: III (Century Media) [02-21] - metal
  • Dick Dent: Life's Hard (Riviera Sun -EP) [03-18] - electronic
  • Bertrand Denzler/Antonin Gerbal: Sbatax (Umlaut) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest (Columbia) [06-26] - pop/rock
  • Bo DePena: Bo DePena (Rio Grande Media) [03-06] - country
  • Alabaster DePlume: To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol 1 (International Anthem) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Deradoorian: Find the Sun (Anti-) [09-18] - psychedelic rock
  • Dena DeRose: Ode to the Road (HighNote) [05-29] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Desensitized: Hemispherica Portalis (Spotted Peccary)
  • Destroyer: Have We Met (Merge) [01-31] - art pop [*]
  • Hermine Deurloo: Riverbeast (Zennes -19) [2019-12-10] - jazz [B]
  • John Deutsch/Nico Soffiato Trio: Redshift (Nusica) - jazz
  • Yaron Deutsch: 33 RPM (self-released) - jazz
  • DevilDriver: Dealing With Demons I (Napalm) [10-02] - metal
  • The Devil's Trade: The Call of the Iron Peak (Season of Mist) [08-28] - folk
  • Janet Devlin: Confessional (Insomnia Music) [06-05]
  • Charlotte de Witte: Return to Nowhere (KNTXT -EP) [06-12] - electronic
  • Dexplicit: Gotham (Dexplicit -EP) [06-19] - electronic
  • Dexta: AWRA004 (Different Music -EP) [03-27] - electronic
  • Katie Dey: Mydata (Run for Cover) [07-24] - art pop
  • Dennis DeYoung: 26 East Vol 1 (Avalon) [05-20] - rock
  • DgoHn: Undesignated Proximate (Love Love) [04-17] - electronic
  • Al Di Meola: Across the Universe (EarMusic) - jazz
  • Oumou Diabate Et Kara Show Koumba Frifri: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 02 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [02-13] - African
  • The Diabolical Liberties: High Protection & the Sportswear Mystics (On the Corner) [11-13]
  • Diabulus in Musica: Euphonic Entropy (Napalm) [02-14] - metal
  • Diaspora Meets AfroHorn: Jazz: A Music of the Spirit/Out of Sista's Place (self-released) - jazz
  • Robert Dick & Adam Caine: The Damn Think (Chant -19) [2019-05-13] - jazz [*]
  • Whit Dickey: Morph (ESP-Disk -2CD) [04-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Whit Dickey Trio: Expanding Light (Tao Forms) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Joyce DiDonato: Agrippina (Warner Classics) [01-17] - classical
  • Die Arzte: Hell (Hot Action) [10-23]
  • Die P: Tape (365XX) [05-08] - hip-hop
  • Die Sterne: Die Sterne (PIAS Germany) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Die Wilde Jagd: Haut (Bureau B) [04-17] - prog electronic
  • Died: Less Life (Boul God) [05-29]
  • Aaron Diehl: The Vagabond (Mack Avenue) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Broeder Dieleman: De Liefde Is De Eerste Wet (Snowstar Record) [05-29] - folk
  • Diet Cig: Do You Wonder About Me? (Frenchkiss) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Vito Dieterle: Anemone (Ride Symbol) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Vito Dieterle/Joel Forrester: Status Sphere (Ride Symbol) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Don Dietrich: Option (Feeding Tube) [05-01] - jazz
  • Diabla Diezco: Memento Mori (Mord) [02-19] - electronic [***]
  • Amber Digby: Heroes, Mentors and Friends: The Legends Project (Heart of Texas) [04-01] - country
  • Diggy Dupe: That's Me, That's Team (Team Mates Limited) [08-28] - hip-hop
  • Digitonal: Set the Weather Fair (Just Music)
  • Dijah SB: 2020: The Album (2020 DijahSB) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Dikembe: Muck (Skeletal Lightning) [08-19] - emo
  • Beatrice Dillon: Workaround (PAN) [02-07] - minimal techno [**]
  • Mike Dillon: Rosewood (Royal Potato Family) [07-10] - jazz
  • John DiMartino: Passion Flower: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Sunnyside) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Chris Dingman: Embrace (Inner Arts Initiative) [03-06] - jazz [*]
  • The Dinner Party [Adrian Northover/Pierpaolo Martino/Vladimir Miller]: Wednesday Afternoon (FMR) - jazz
  • Dinosaur: To the Earth (Edition) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Kiko Dinucci: Rastilho (Mais Um Discos) [01-21] - Brazil
  • Dion: Blues With Friends (Keeping the Blues Alive) [06-05] - blues [*]
  • Diplo: Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil (Mad Decent/Columbia) [05-29] - pop rap
  • The Dirty Clergy: In Waves (Cornelius Chapel) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • The Dirty Knobs: Wreckless Abandon (BMG) [11-20] - rock
  • Dirty Projectors: Windows Open (Domino -EP) [03-27] - indie folk
  • Dirty Projectors: Flight Tower (Domino -EP) [06-25] - art pop
  • Dirty Streets: Rough and Tumble (Alive) [07-31]
  • Disclosure: Energy (Island) [08-28] - house [**]
  • Discovery Zone: Remote Control (Mansions and Millions) [06-05]
  • Disq: Collector (Saddle Creek) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • Brandi Disterheft Trio: Surfboard (Justin Time) [10-30] - jazz
  • The Districts: You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere (Fat Possum) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • Disheveled Cuss: Disheveled Cuss (Sargent House) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Erwin Ditzner/Chris Jarrett: Live @ Enjoy Jazz 2019 (Fixcel) - jazz
  • Alex Dixon: The Real McCoy (Dixon Landing) [04-06] - blues
  • Kevin Dixon: The Summer We All Bought Guns (Covid Charlie's Demo-lution) [11-20] - lo-fi [B]
  • Dizzee Rascal: E3 AF (Island) [10-30] - UK hip-hop
  • Dizzy: The Sun and Her Scorch (Royal Mountain) [07-31]
  • DJ Boring: Like Water (Technicolour -EP) [06-12]
  • DJ Cactuar: Bolsonaro Obaluae (self-released) [01-07] - electronic
  • DJ Clent: Lowend Clent (DJ Clent) [06-28] - club music
  • DJ Diaki: Balani Fou (Nyege Nyege) [02-20] - African
  • DJ Dolores: Recife 19 (Sterns Music) [09-27] - Brazil
  • DJ Earl: Bass + Funk & Soul (Moveltraxx) [12-04]
  • DJ Hell: House Music Box (Past Present No Future) (The DJ Hell Experience) [11-27] - electronic
  • DJ Lostboi: The Blue Stallion (self-released -EP) [03-17] - ambient
  • DJ Metatron: Loops of Infinity (A Rave Loveletter) (All Possible Worlds) [10-20] - electronic
  • DJ Nobu: Follakzoid IIII Remixes (Bitta -EP) [03-30] - electronic
  • DJ Python: Mas Amable (Incienso) [04-10] - ambient house [**]
  • DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ: Charmed (Spells on the Telly) [11-25] - electronic
  • DJ Shub: War Club (Shub Music)
  • DJ Swisha & Kush Jones: Outta Bounds (DJ Swisha -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • Eldar Djangirov: Rhapsodize (Twelve Tone Resonance) [02-21] - jazz
  • Jean DL: Forays (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • DMA's: Glow (Infectious) [07-10] - Britpop
  • Do Nothing: Zero Dollar Bill (Exact Truth -EP) [04-03]
  • Dog Unit: Barking to Gospel (Sonic Deterioration -EP) [06-19]
  • Dogleg: Melee (Triple Crown) [03-13] - emo [B]
  • Caleb Dollister: Daily Thumbprint Collection 3: The Wandering (Orenda) [06-05] - jazz
  • Dalton Domino: Feverdreamer (Dalton Domino) [03-31] - country
  • Daniel Donato: A Young Man's Country (Cosmic Country Music) [08-07] - country [***]
  • Tanya Donelly: Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters (American Laundromat) [08-14]
  • Emma Donovan & the Putbacks: Crossover (Hope Street) [11-06] - r&b
  • Dool: Summerland (Prophecy Productions) [04-10] - rock
  • Doomshakalaka: Doomshakalaka (Moshi Moshi) [06-05]
  • Sam Doores: Sam Doores (New West) [03-13]
  • Dope Body: Home Body (Drag City) [05-01] - garage punk
  • Dope Body: Crack a Light (Drag City) [10-30] - garage punk
  • Delphine Dora: L'Inattingible (Three:Four) [02-21] - alt/indie
  • Dorantes: La Roda Del Viento (Flamenco Scultura) [07-02] - jazz
  • Dorcha: Honey Badger (Box Record) [11-06] - alt/indie
  • Julien Dore: Aimee (Columbia) [09-04]
  • Dorian Electra: My Agenda (Dorian Electra) [10-16] - electropop [B]
  • Tashi Dorji: Stateless (Drag City) [09-25] - guitar [*]
  • Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon: To Catch a Bird in a Net of Wind (Trost) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Axel Dorner/Agusti Fernandez: Palynology (Sirulita -19) - jazz
  • Double or Nothing: Double or Nothing (Bluku Music) [10-25]
  • Dave Douglas: Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie at Zero Gravity (Greenleaf Music) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Douglas: Marching Music (Greenleaf Music) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Douglas: Overcome (Greenleaf Music) [12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger: Force Majeure (International Anthem) [12-04] - jazz [***]
  • Tica Douglas: Lo (Tica Douglas) [03-20] - shoegaze
  • Doves: The Universal Want (Heavenly) [09-11] - alt/indie [B]
  • Lara Downes & Friends: Some of These Days (Flipside Music) [04-03] - jazz
  • Gord Downie: Away Is Mine (Arts & Crafts) [10-16]
  • Doxas Brothers: The Circle (Justin Time) - jazz
  • Tara Nome Doyle: Alchemy (Martin Hossbach) [01-24] - pop
  • Dr Bekken: Blues (Blue Mood/Grappa) - jazz
  • Drab City: Good Songs for Bad People (Bella Union) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Dragged Under: The World Is in Your Way (Mascot) [01-17] - rock
  • Dragon's Fuel: Pomorandze/Oranges (Horz) - jazz
  • Drain: California Cursed (Revelation) [04-10]
  • Drake: Dark Lane Demo Tapes (OVO/Republic) [05-01] - pop rap
  • Drakeo the Ruler: Thank You for Using GTL (Stinc Team) [06-05] - trap rap [**]
  • Kaja Draksler Octet: Out for Stars (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [B-]
  • Drama: Dance Without Me (Ghostly International) [02-14]
  • Dramarama: Color TV (Pasadena) [05-01] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Slake Dransky: Colors (Slake Dransky) [06-05] - hip-hop
  • Dre Island: Now I Rise (Kingston Hills/DubShot) - reggae
  • Dream Division: Beyond the Mirror's Image (Burning Witches) [10-09] - electronic
  • Dream Nails: Dream Nails (Alcopop!) [08-28]
  • The Dream Syndicate: The Universe Inside (Anti-) [04-10] - psychedelic rock [*]
  • Dream Theater: Distant Memories: Live in London (Inside Out) [11-27]
  • Dream Wife: So When You Gonna . . . (Lucky Number) [07-03] - indie pop [A-]
  • Kris Drever: Where the World Is Thin (Reveal) [10-02] - folk
  • Lara Driscoll: Woven Dreams (Firm Roots Music) [03-06] - jazz [***]
  • Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling (ATO) [01-31] - alt-country [A-]
  • Drive-By Truckers: The New OK (ATO) [10-02] - alt-country [***]
  • Drone: The Stilling (Touch) [01-10]
  • Dropdead: Dropdead (Armageddon) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Drunken Kong: Where We Start (Tronic) [02-10] - techno [***]
  • Costis Drygianakis: The Approach (Hxoi Kato Apo To Spiti -19) [2019-10-29] - jazz
  • Dub Pistols: Addict (Sunday Best) [10-16]
  • Duchess: Live at Jazz Standard (Anzic) [03-20] - jazz
  • Duckwrth: SuperGood (Universal) [08-21] - pop rap
  • Lajos Dudas: The Lake and the Music (JazzSick) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • Fabian Dudek: Creating Meaning (Fixcel -19) - jazz
  • Gregory Dudzienski Quartet: Beautiful Moments (OA2) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Dueling Experts: Dueling Experts (Mello Music Group) [03-06] - hip-hop [***]
  • Emily Duff: Born on the Ground (Mr Mudshow Music) [03-06] - folk [***]
  • Dukatalon: Involuntary Action (self-released) [01-01] - metal
  • Dukes of Chutney: Hazel (Beats in Space/RVNG Intl)
  • Greg Dulli: Random Desire (Royal Cream/BMG) [02-21]
  • Duma: Duma (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [08-07] - grindcore [B]
  • Dumama + Kechou: Buffering Juju (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [03-20] - African
  • Domenique Dumont: People on Sunday (The Leaf Label) [11-13] - soundtrack
  • Duke Dumont: Duallity (EMI) [04-17] - electronic
  • Beth Duncan: I'm All Yours (Saccat) [07-24] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Natalie Duncan: Free (Fallen Tree 1Hundred) [07-31]
  • Stuart Duncan/Yo-Yo Ma/Edgar Meyer/Chris Thile: Not Our First Goat Rodeo (Sony Classical) [05-01] - bluegrass
  • Herman Dune: Notes From Vinegar Hill (Santa Cruz) [11-06] - alt-country
  • Dune Rats: Hurry Up and Wait (BMG) [01-31]
  • Dune X Crayon: Hundred Fifty Roses (Roche Musique) [05-22]
  • The Dungarees: Twenty Something (Dungarees -EP) [01-18]
  • Dungen: Dungen Live (Mexican Summer) [03-13]
  • Elina Duni/Rob Luft: Lost Ships (ECM) [11-13] - jazz
  • Matthew "Doc" Dunn: Rain, Rain, Rain (Cosmic Range) [10-26]
  • Brian Dunne: Selling Things (Tone Tree Music) [04-10] - folk
  • Graham Dunning/Colin Webster: Terrain (Raw Tonk) [06-01] - jazz
  • Nick Dunston: Atlantic Extraction: Live at Threes (Out of Your Head) [07-24] - jazz [**]
  • Duo Baars-Buis: Moods for Roswell (Wig) - jazz
  • Duo Baars-Buis [Ab Baars/Joost Buis]: Moods for Roswell (Wig) - jazz
  • Duotrio: In the Bright and Deep (Blujazz) - jazz [B-]
  • Baxter Dury: The Night Chancers (Heavenly) [03-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • The Dustbowl Revival: Is It You, Is It Me (Medium Expectations) [01-31]
  • Duster: Duster (Muddguts -19) [2019-12-13] - slowcore
  • Dutchavelli: Dutch From the 5th (Parlophone) [11-06] - UK hip hop [**]
  • Isabelle Duthoit/Judith Hamann/Franz Hautzinger/Richard Johnson/Adam Pultz Melbye/Ren Walters: Evolve (SoundOut) - jazz
  • Thomas Dutronc: Frenchy (Blue Note) [06-19] - jazz
  • Duval Timothy: Help (Carrying Colour) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Nick D'Virgilio: English Electric (06-26)
  • DVSN: A Muse in Her Feelings (OVD Sound/Warner) [04-17] - alt r&b [*]
  • Mark Dwane: Future Tense (self-released) [07-03] - electronic
  • Benjamin Dwyer/Pete Gomes/Helen Kindred: KnowingUnknowing (Farpoint -19) [2019-01-17] - jazz
  • Dyani: Under (Chann3l) [09-15] - electronic
  • Thomas Dybdahl: Fever (V2) [03-13] - singer-songwriter
  • Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia) [06-19] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Dynazty: The Dark Delight (AFM Organization) [04-03] - rock
  • Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra: Brasses for the Masses (Asphalt Tango) [03-20] - folk
  • E^ST: I'm Doing It (Warner Music Australasia) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • EABS: Discipline of Sun Ra (Astigmatic) - jazz
  • Open Mike Eagle: Anime, Trauma and Divorce (Auto Reverse) [10-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Rise Up (Stony Plain) [09-11] - blues [*]
  • Steve Earle: Ghosts of West Virginia (New West) [05-22] - alt-country [***]
  • Early James: Singing for My Supper (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [03-13]
  • The Earth Below: Nothing Works Vol 2: Hymns for Useless Gods (Unherd Music) [04-10] - rock
  • Earth Tongues: Atem (Neither Nor -19) - jazz
  • Eartheater: Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin (Pan) [10-02] - chamber folk
  • Dave East: Karma 3 (Dave East PS) [08-14] - trap rap
  • East Man: Prole Art Threat (Planet Mu) [07-24] - electronic
  • Callum Easter: Green Door Sessions (Moshi Moshi) [08-21]
  • Eastern Sunz: Fuel for a Fool's Errand (Eastern Sunz) [06-26] - hip-hop
  • Carla J Easton: Weirdo (Carla J Easton) [08-28]
  • Easy Life: Junk Food (Island) [01-10] - indie pop
  • Tom Eaton: Elements: Audio Environments (self-released)
  • More Eaze & Claire Rousay: If I Don't Let Myself Be Happy Now Then When? (Mondoj) [03-10] - electronic
  • Silke Eberhard/Dave Rempis/Kent Kessler/Mike Reed: Exposure (Aerophonic) [07-22] - jazz [***]
  • Echo Machine: Instant Transmissions (Riverman/Assai) [02-28]
  • Echosmith: Lonely Generation (Echosmith) [01-10] - indie pop
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Nocturnal Animals (L&H Production -2CD) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Ecliptic: The Path of 01 (Modigo) - jazz
  • Che Ecru: Til Death (F Plus) [10-30] - r&b [**]
  • Eddie the Wheel: Southern Minimalist Futurist Ridiculous (Vibe/Anti-Vibe) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Eden: No Future (Astralwerks) [02-14] - alt r&b
  • Kat Edmonson: Dreamers Do (Spinnerette) [02-07] - vocal jazz
  • Ellen Edwards: A New York Session (Stonefire Music) [02-22] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • John Edwards: Just Another Day at Home . . . (self-released) - jazz
  • John Edwards: Oslo Solo (22.10.19) (self-released) - jazz
  • Kathleen Edwards: Total Freedom (Dualtone) [08-14] - folk [B]
  • Richard Edwards: The Soft Ache and the... () [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Sinne Eeg: We've Just Begun (BFM Jazz) [02-21] - vocal jazz
  • Eels: Earth to Dora (E Works) [10-30] - alt/indie
  • Martha Efion: Nights to Forget (Lost Map) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Seamus Egan: Early Bright (THL) [01-17]
  • Eggy: Bravo! (Spoilsport) [11-13] - rock
  • EHA: Paris Rio New York (Kwazi/Plaza) - jazz
  • Eight Rounds Rapid: Love Your Work (Tapete) [08-21] - garage rock
  • Mats Eilertsen Trio & Trio Mediaeval: Memorabilia (NXN) - jazz
  • Einsturzende Neubauten: Alles in Allem (Potomak) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Wendy Eisenberg/Shane Parish: Nervous Systems (Verses) - jazz
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Dehiscence (Wendy Eisenberg) [04-30] - jazz
  • Wendy Eisenberg: Auto (Ba Da Bing!) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Eivor: Segl (V2) [09-18]
  • Ekiti Sound: Abeg No Vex Remixes Vol 1 (Crammed Discs -EP) [03-06] - Afroeat
  • El Alfa: El Androide (El Jefe) [05-15]
  • El Goodo: Zombie (Strangetown) [08-07]
  • Hanni El Khatib: Flight (Innovative Leisure) [05-15]
  • El Shirota: Tiempos Raros (Devil in the Woods) [11-06]
  • El Ten Eleven: Tautology I (Joyful Noise) [05-01]
  • El Ten Eleven: Tautology II (Joyful Noise) [07-10]
  • El Ten Eleven: Tautology III (Joyful Noise) [09-18]
  • Elaquent: Forever Is a Pretty Long Time (Mello Music Group) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Elder: Omens (Stickman) [04-24] - stoner metal
  • Sir Mark Elder/Halle Orchestra: Sibelius: Symphony No 4/Symphony No 6 (Halle) [02-07] - classical
  • Elder Brother: I Won't Fade on You (Pure Noise) [10-02]
  • Elderbrook: Why Do We Shake in the Cold? (Parlophone) [09-18]
  • Brett Eldredge: Sunday Drive (Warner Music) [07-10] - country
  • Electric Indigo: Ferrum (Editions Mego) [03-13]
  • Electric Dragon: The Night School (DragonShrine) [05-08] - electronic
  • The Electric Soft Parade: Stages (Chord Orchad) [01-08] - alt/indie
  • Elephant Stone: Hollow (Fuzz Club) [02-14]
  • Elephant Tree: Habits (Holy Roar) [04-27]
  • Eleven Hundred Springs: Here 'Tis (State Fair) [01-17] - country
  • Sarah Elgeti Quartet With Friends: Dawn Comes Quietly (Gateway Music) [02-21] - jazz [U]
  • Elison 404: Pebbledash (Dirty Hit) [04-24]
  • Elkhorn: The Storm Sessions (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) [02-07]
  • James Elkington: Ever-Roving Eye (Paradise of Bachelors) [04-03]
  • Lindsay Ell: Heart Theory (Stoney Creek) [08-14] - country
  • Burd Ellen: Says the Never Beyond (self-released) [11-27] - folk
  • Kurt Elling: Secrets Are the Best Stories (Edition) [04-03] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • Luke Elliot: The Big Wind (Impress) [04-24] - rock
  • Matt Elliott: Farewell to All We Know (Ici D'Ailleurs) [03-27] - folk
  • Ellis: Born Again (Fat Possum) [04-03] - dream pop
  • James Ellis and the Jealous Guys: Country Lion (James Ellis) [10-16] - country
  • John Ellis and Andy Bragen: The Ice Siren (Parade Light) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Kaelin Ellis: Moments (self-released) [06-19] - beat tapes
  • Tinsley Ellis: Ice Cream in Hell (Alligator) [01-31] - blues
  • Liberty Ellman: Last Desert (Pi) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Liberty Ellman: Water Walkers (Pi -EP) [06-19] - jazz
  • Elrichman: Heaven's Mayor (Bobo Integral) [09-04]
  • Joe Ely: Love in the Midst of Mayhem (Rack 'Em) [04-17] - alt country [*]
  • Kahil El'Zabar: Kahil El'Zabar's Spirit Groove (Spiritmuse) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Kahil El'Zabar: Kahil El'Zabar's America the Beautiful (Spiritmuse) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Elzhi: Seven Times Down Eight Times Up (Fat Beats) [09-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Emancipator: Mountain of Memory (Loci)
  • Avalon Emerson: DJ-Kicks (!K7) [09-18] - electronic
  • Emika: Klavirni Temna (Emika) [02-14]
  • Emile: The Black Spider/Det Kollektive Selvmore (Heavy Psych) [04-03] - pop
  • Eminem: Music to Be Murdered By (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [01-17] - pop rap [A-]
  • Eminem: Music to Be Murdered By: Side B (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [12-18] - pop rap
  • Andy Emler: No Solo (La Buissonne) [08-28] - jazz
  • EMMA: Indigo Dream (Local Action) [07-29] - electronic
  • Emmure: Hindsight (Sharp Tone) [06-26] - metal
  • Emmy the Great: April (Bella Union) [10-09] - chamber pop
  • Empress Of: I'm Your Empress Of (Terrible) [04-03] - electropop [**]
  • Empty Country: Empty Country (Get Better) [03-20] - alt/indie
  • En Attendant Ana: Juillet (Trouble in Mind) [02-24] - indie pop [**]
  • END: Splinters From an Ever-Changing Face (Closed Casket Activities) [06-05] - metalcore
  • The End: Allt Ar Intet (RareNoise) [11-13] - jazz [C]
  • Endless Field: Alive in the Wilderness (Biophilia) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Enemy Radio: Loud Is Not Enough (SpitSLAM) [04-01] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Astrid Engberg: Tulpa (Creak) [09-18]
  • The Engines: Wooden Legs (Aerophonic) [07-15] - jazz [***]
  • Hazel English: Wake Up! (Polyvinyl) [04-24] - alt/indie [*]
  • Roger Eno and Brian Eno: Mixing Colours (Deutsche Grammophon) [03-20] - ambient [*]
  • Ensiferum: Thalassic (Metal Blade) [07-10] - metal
  • Ensemble C: Small World (Claire Cope Music) [07-24] - jazz
  • Enslaved: Utgard (Nuclear Blast) [10-02] - metal
  • Enter Shikari: Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible (SO) [04-17] - art rock
  • Envy: The Fallen Crimson (Temporary Residence) [02-07] - post-rock
  • Epic45: Cropping the Aftermath (Wayside and Woodland) [10-23] - electronic
  • Paul Epworth: Voyager (Sony UK) [09-11]
  • EOB: Earth (Capitol) [04-17] - art rock
  • The Epiphoni Consort/Tim Reader: When Love Speaks: Choral Music by Owain Park (Delphian) [05-08] - classical
  • Erasure: The Neon (Mute) [08-21] - electropop [B]
  • Espen Eriksen Trio: End of Summer (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Eris 136199 [Han-Earl Park/Catherine Sikora/Nick Didkovsky]: Peculiar Velocities (BAF) [11-17] - jazz
  • Priscilla Ermel: Origens Da Luz (Music From Memory) [02-17] - avant-folk
  • Erodoto Project: Mythos: Metamorphosis (Culture Bridge Indie) [05-01] - jazz
  • Wayne Escoffery: The Humble Warrior (Smoke Sessions) [04-10] - jazz [*]
  • Mahan Esfahani: Musique? (Hyperion) [04-15] - classical
  • Esoctrilihum: Eternity of Shaog (I Voidhanger) [05-22] - metal
  • Gloria Estefan: Brazil 305 (Sony) [08-14] - Latin
  • Eternal Champion: Ravening Iron (No Remorse) [10-10] - metal
  • Eto: The Beauty of It (LordMobb/New Crack Era) [05-15] - hip-hop
  • Etran De L'Air: Music From Sahara WhatsApp 01 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [01-15] - Africa
  • Euglossine: Psaronius (Orange Milk) [02-14]
  • Karl Evangelista: Apura! (Astral Spirits) [05-22] - jazz
  • Brandon Evans: The Grove (Human Plastic -EP) [05-11] - jazz [**]
  • Falkner Evans: Marbles (Consolidated Artists Productions) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band: The Intangible Between (Smoke Sessions) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Peter Evans/Joel Ross/Nick Jozwiak/Savannah Harris: Being & Becoming (More Is More) [04-01] - jazz
  • Peter Evans Ensemble: Horizons (More Is More) [10-02] - jazz
  • Peter Evans: Standards (More Is More) [10-28] - jazz
  • Peter Evans: Into the Silence (More Is More/Old Heaven) [06-05] - jazz
  • Even as We Speak: Adelphi (Shelflife) [07-24] - pop/rock
  • Evening Hymns: Heavy Nights (Shuffling Feet) [06-26]
  • Stephen Evens: Employee of the Month (Onomatopoeia) [08-28]
  • Josiah Everhart: Yearn in Years (self-released) [01-10] - jazz
  • Everything Everything: Re-Animator (Awal) [09-11] - electropop
  • Everything Is Recorded: Friday Forever (XL) [04-03]
  • Evicshen: Hair Birth (American Dream) [07-10]
  • Evritiki Zygia: Omenion (Teranga Beat) [03-27] - Greek
  • The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller: Dimensional Shifting (Solar One) [06-29]
  • The Exbats: Kicks, Hits and Fits (Burger) [03-13] - postpunk [***]
  • Exgenesis: Solve Et Coagula (Exgenesis) [05-15] - metal
  • Exhalants: Atonement (Hex) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Exotic Sin: Customer's Copy (Blank Forms Editions) - jazz
  • Expander: Neuropunk Boostergang (Profound Lore) [08-21] - metal
  • Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group: Earth (Whaling City Sound) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Exploding Flowers: Stumbling Blocks (self-released) [08-11] - jangle pop
  • The Explorers Club: The Explorers Club (Goldstar) [06-12]
  • The Extended Trio vs Brad Walker: The SideBar Sessions Vol 1 (SideBar NOLA) [08-07] - jazz
  • Extra Soul Perception: New Tangents in Kampala, London & Nairobi Vol 1 (Extra Soul Perception -EP) [07-03] - African [*]
  • Eye Flys: Tub of Lard (Thrill Jockey) [03-20]
  • Eyedress: Let's Skip to the Wedding (Lex) [07-31]
  • Eyelids: The Accidental Falls (Decor) [01-31] - alt/indie [**]
  • Eyot: 557799 (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Faberyayo: Das Drama (Burning Fik) [08-04] - hip-hop
  • Niccolo Fabi: Tradizione e Tradimento (Polydor -19) [2019-10-11] - pop
  • FACS: Void Moments (Trouble in Mind) [03-27]
  • Faceless Burial: Speciation (Dark Descent) [08-07] - metal
  • Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra: Urban(e) (Greenleaf Music) - jazz
  • Fair Mothers: In Monochrome (Song, by Toad) [08-07]
  • Paloma Faith: Infinite Things (Sony Music UK) [11-13]
  • Faithless: All Blessed (BMG) [10-23]
  • Brent Faiyaz: Fuck the World (Lost Kids) [02-07] - alt r&b
  • Nathan Fake: Blizzards (Cambria Instruments) [04-03]
  • Fake Laugh: Dining Alone (The State51 Conspiracy) [03-13]
  • Fake Names: Fake Names (Epitaph) [05-08]
  • Fakear: Everything Will Grow Again (Caroline) [06-26]
  • Josie Falbo: You Must Believe in Spring (Southport) - vocal jazz
  • Falcon Jane: Faith (Darling) [11-13]
  • The Fall: The Frenz Experiment [Expanded Edition] (Beggars Arkive)
  • Brian Fallon: Local Honey (Lesser Known) [03-27] - singer-songwriter
  • False Heads: It's All There but You're Dreaming (Lovers Music) [03-13]
  • Johnny Falstaff: Lost in the City Lights (Johnny Falstaff) [02-28] - country
  • Fame on Fire: Levels (Hopeless) [09-04]
  • Ayman Fanous/Frances-Marie Uitti: Negoum (Mode -19) [2019-10-25] - jazz
  • Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (Cooking Vinyl/Blackball Universe) [08-14] - blues [***]
  • Joe Farnsworth: Time to Swing (Smoke Sessions) [07-23] - jazz [**]
  • Lizzy Farrall: Bruise (Pure Noise) [03-27] - pop
  • Justin Farren: Pretty Free (Bad Service Badger) [10-23] - folk [A-]
  • Ty Farris: No Cosign Just Cocaine 3 (Ty Farris) [01-09] - hip-hop
  • Farwarmth: Momentary Glow (Planet Mu) [04-03] - electronic
  • Fat Tony & Taydex: Wake Up (Carpark -EP) [02-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Fat Tony: Exotica (Carpark) [10-23] - hip-hop [***]
  • Fat Trout Trailer Park: Fat Trout Trailer Park (22Twenty -EP) [10-28]
  • Fates Warning: Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade) [11-06] - metal
  • Father John Misty: Off-Key in Hamburg (self-released) [03-23]
  • Isabelle Faust/Alexander Melnikov: Mozart: Sonatas for Fortepiano & Violin Vol 2 (Harmonia Mundi) - classical
  • Maria Faust Sacrum Facere: Organ (Stunt) - jazz
  • Faustian Pact: Outojen Tornien Varjoissa (Werewolf) [02-14] - metal
  • Fawn Limbs: Sleeper Vessels (Roman Numeral/Wolves and Vibrancy) [09-18] - metal
  • Bill Fay: Countless Branches (Dead Oceans) [01-17] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Amaury Faye: Buran (L'Esprit Du Piano) - jazz
  • Fearing: Shadow (Funeral Party) [04-10] - alt/indie
  • John Fedchock NY Sextet: Into the Shadows (Summit) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • Ezra Feinberg: Recumbent Speech (Related States) [06-26] - new age
  • Michael Feinberg: From Where We Came (SteepleChase) - jazz
  • Felbm: Tape 3/Tape 4 (Soundway) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Nir Felder: II (Ropeadope) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Laura Fell: Safe From Me (Balloon Machine) [11-20] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Felt: Felt 4 U (Rhymesayers) [08-07] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Jerskin Fendrix: Winterreise (Untitled (Recs)) [04-17] - singer-songwriter
  • Fenne Lily: Breach (Dead Oceans) [09-18] - indie folk [**]
  • Fennec: Free Us of This Feeling (Fennec Sound) [01-31] - electronic
  • Grace Ferguson: Voler (Music Company) [06-19] - ambient
  • Andre Fernandes: Kinetic (Clean Feed) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Agusti Fernandez/Liudas Mokunas: Improdimensions (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • RAP Ferreira: Purple Moonlight Pages (Ruby Yacht) [03-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Beatriz Ferreyra: Echos+ (Room40) [03-20]
  • Fever 333: Wrong Generation (333 Wreckords Crew -EP) [10-23]
  • The Few: Beauty at Low Temperatures (self-released -19) - jazz
  • Nuphar Fey: Serenity Island (Hypnote) [03-20] - jazz
  • Art Feynman: Half Price at 3:30 (Western Vinyl) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Steve Fidyk: Battle Lines (Blue Canteen Music) - jazz
  • Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut: Live in Graz (Multiphonics Music) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Field Music: Making a New World (Memphis Industries) [01-10] - art pop [*]
  • Field Works: Ultrasonic (Temporary Residence) [05-01] - ambient
  • Amina Figarova Edition 113: Persistence (AmFi) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Figueroa [Amon Tobin]: The World as We Know It (Nomark) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Dominic Fike: What Could Possibly Go Wrong (Columbia) [07-31] - indie pop
  • Fiil Free: Under Overfladen (Fiil Free) - jazz
  • Lars Finberg: Tinnitus Tonight (Mt St Mtn) [11-27]
  • John Finbury: American Nocturnes (Green Flash Music) [05-01] - jazz [C+]
  • John Finbury: Quatro (Green Flash Music) [06-01] - jazz [B]
  • Milo Fine/Joseph Damman: Acceptance of Sorrow (Aural Terrains) - jazz
  • Kelly Finnigan: A Joyful Sound (Colemine) [11-27] - holiday
  • Finntroll: Vredesvavd (Century Media) [09-18] - folk metal
  • Nick Finzer: Cast of Characters (Outside In Music) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Fire in the Radio: Monuments (Wednesday) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Fire! Orchestra: Actions (Rune Grammofon) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Fireboy DML: Apollo (YBNL Nation/Empire) [08-20] - r&b [*]
  • Fire-Toolz: Rainbow Bridge (Hausu Mountain) [05-08]
  • Firewind: Firewind (AFM Organization) [05-15] - rock
  • Jesse Fischer: Resilience (Soul Cycle) [08-07] - jazz
  • Fish: Weltschmerz (Fish Music) [09-25]
  • Fit for a King: The Path (Solid State) [09-18] - metal
  • Five Finger Death Punch: F8 (Better Noise) [02-28] - groove metal
  • Paul Flaherty/Randall Colbourne/James Chumley Hunt/Mike Roberson: Borrowed From Children (577) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • The Flake: Plays Clinkers (Amalgam) [10-22] - jazz
  • The Flaming Lips: American Head (Bella Union) [09-11] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Leah Flanagan: Colour by Number (Small Change) [10-16] - pop
  • Flat Worms: Antarctica (God?) [04-10] - garage punk
  • Bela Fleck & Toumani Diabate: The Ripple Effect (Craft) [04-10] - jazz/African
  • Flee Lord: 12 new albums (LordMobb) - hip-hop
  • Fleet Foxes: Shore (Anti-) [09-22] - chamber pop [B]
  • Fletcher: The S(ex) Tapes (Capitol) [09-09] - pop
  • Kirk Fletcher: My Blues Pathway (Cleopatra) [09-25] - blues
  • Fleur: Fleur (Bickerton) [09-24] - garage rock
  • Fleur East: Fearless (Platinum East) [03-20] - pop
  • Flock of Dimes: Like So Much Desire (Sub Pop) [06-09] - alt/indie
  • Flohio: No Panic No Pain (AlphaTone) [11-27] - UK hip-hop
  • Floodlights: From a View (Woo Me!/Spunk) [07-17]
  • Floral (Nate Sherman/Ty Mayer): Floral (self-released) [02-15]
  • Floral Tattoo: You Can Never Have a Long Enough Head Start (Floral Tattoo) [01-03] - punk
  • The Flower Kings: Islands () [10-30]
  • Flug: Reality EP (Suara Music -EP) [06-01] - electronic
  • Fluisteraars: Bloem (Eisenwald Tonschmiede) [02-28] - metal
  • Flung: Shaky but My Hair Is Grown (Topshelf) [09-18]
  • CJ Fly: Rudebwoy (Pro Era) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • Flying Lotus: Flamagra (Instrumentals) (Warp) [05-29] - electronic
  • The Flying Luttenbachers: Imminent Death (Ugexplode) [11-30] - jazz
  • The Flytraps: Wild Card (Burger) [03-20]
  • FM: Synchronized (Frontiers) [05-20] - rock
  • Greg Foat: Symphony Pacifique (Strut) [07-03] - jazz
  • Lamin Fofana: Blues (Black Studies) [07-02] - electronic
  • Seamus Fogarty: A Bag of Eyes (Domino) [11-06]
  • John Fogerty: Fogerty's Factory (BMG) [11-20] - rock [*]
  • Fontaines DC: A Hero's Death (Partisan) [07-31] - alt/indie [**]
  • Food House: Food House (Dog Show) [10-29] - bubblegum bass
  • Rebecca Foon: Waxing Moon (Constellation) [02-21]
  • Footsie: No Favours (Studio 55) [05-22]
  • Ford: The Color of Nothing (Foreign Family Collective) [10-16] - electronic
  • Frazey Ford: U Kin B the Sun (Arts & Crafts) [02-07] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Gia Ford: Murder in the Dark (Dirty Hit) [05-01]
  • Forest Bees: Forest Bees (self-released) [06-12]
  • Michael Formanek Quartet: Pre-Apocalyptic (Out of Your Head Untamed) [08-07] - jazz [***]
  • Bengt Forsberg: Swedish Miniatures (Db Productions -19) [2019-12-04] - classical
  • Chris Forsyth With Garcia Peoples: Peoples Motel Band (Algorithm Free) [03-20] - rock
  • Chris Forsyth/Dave Harrington/Ryan Jewell/Spencer Zahn: First Flight (Algorithm Free) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • Keeley Forsyth: Debris (The Leaf Label) [01-17] - avant folk [B]
  • Andy Fosberry: Blair, Maryland (3rd & Debut) [11-20] - new age
  • Andy Fosberry: When Comfort Is Stranger (3rd & Debut) [09-25] - electronic
  • Michael Foster/Dave Rempis/Jason Roebke/Tyler Damon: The Eagle (Aerophonic) [05-13] - jazz [***]
  • Josephine Foster: No Harm Done (Fire) [08-27] - alt/indie
  • Ruthie Foster Big Band: Live at the Paramount (Blue Corn) - vocal jazz
  • See'J Foster: HiSonGreWings (self-released) [03-29] - hip-hop [**]
  • Foul Play: Origins (Sneaker Social Club) [05-22] - jungle
  • Found Drowned: Clownslave (Linear Obsessional) - jazz
  • Reb Fountain: Reb Fountain (Flying Nun) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • The Four Owls: Nocturnal Instinct (High Focus) [04-17] - hip-hop
  • Four Tet: Sixteen Oceans (Text) [03-13] - minimal techno [*]
  • Four Year Strong: Brain Pain (Pure Noise) [02-28]
  • Jason Foureman and Stephen Anderson: Duo (Summit) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Jean-Marc Foussat/Daunik Lazro/Evan Parker: Cafe Oto (Fou) [05-00] - jazz [**]
  • Jean-Marc Foussat/Thomas Lehn: Spie(l)gehungen (Fou) [11-00] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Fowler/WC Anderson: Lacrimosa (Mahakala Music) [07-17] - jazz [**]
  • Ken Fowser: Morning Light (Posi-Tone) [02-07] - jazz
  • Greg Fox: Contact (Rvng Intl) [05-29] - pop/rock
  • Fox Green: The Longest April (self-released) [11-12] - alt/indie [***]
  • John Foxx and the Maths: Howl (Metamatic) [07-24]
  • Fra Det Onde: Fra Det Onde: Feat the Legendary Emil Nikolaisen (El Paraiso) [10-02] - jazz
  • Fra Fra: Funeral Songs (Glitterbeat) [04-24] - world [B]
  • Nils Frahm: Empty (Erased Tapes) [03-28] - ambient
  • Frail Hands: Parted/Departed/Apart (Twelve Gauge) [01-10] - screamo
  • Thiago Franca: KD VCS (YB Music) [04-01] - jazz
  • France: Bizarro (Standard In-Fi) [07-00] - rock
  • Mulo Francel: Crossing Life Lines (GLM Music) - jazz
  • Aoife Nessa Frances: Land of No Junction (Ba Da Bing!) [01-17] - indie folk
  • Giovanni Francesca: Margo (Auand) [07-03] - jazz
  • JW Francis: We Share a Similar Joy (Sunday Best) [11-06]
  • Frankie & the Witch Fingers: Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters . . . (RAS/Greenway) [10-02] - rock
  • Rebecca Coupe Franks: Every Little Thing Counts (RCF) [05-12] - jazz
  • Michael Franti: Work Hard and Be nice (Boo Boo Wax) - pop/rock
  • Henry Fraser: Briggs (self-released) [08-07] - jazz
  • Henry Fraser/Sam Weinberg: Bust (self-released) [03-13] - jazz
  • Freak Heat Waves: Zap the Planet (Telephone Explosion) [09-07]
  • Erica Freas: Young (Specialist Subject) [02-28] - pop
  • Sawyer Fredericks: Flowers for You (Windrake) [05-01] - folk
  • Free Nationals: Free Nationals (OBE/Empire -19) [2019-12-13] - neo-soul
  • Ace Frehley: Origins Vol 2 (Entertainment One) [09-18] - rock
  • French Cassettes: Rolodex (Tender Loving Empire) [12-11]
  • Frequent Traveller: Real Life (Blurred) [11-06]
  • Leandro Fresco and Rafael Anton Irisarri: Una Presencia En La Brisa (A Strangely Isolated Place) [01-06] - electronic
  • Jurg Frey: L'Air, L'Instant: Deux Pianos (Elsewhere) [11-12] - jazz
  • Friends of Gas: Kein Wetter (Staatsakt) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • David Friesen With Orchestra and Quartet: Testimony (Origin) [11-16] - jazz [B]
  • Frisco: The Familiar Stranger (self-released) [10-16] - hip-hop
  • Bill Frisell/Juian Lage/Gyan Riley: John Zorn: Virtue (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Bill Frisell: Valentine (Blue Note) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • The Front Bottoms: In Sickness & in Flames (Fueled by Ramen) [08-21] - power pop
  • John Frusciante: Maya (Timesig) [10-23] - jungle
  • Camila Fuchs: Kids Talk Sun (Felte) [11-13]
  • Fuck the Facts: Pleine Noirceur (self-released) [11-20] - black metal
  • Fuji . . . ta: Iki (Hallow Ground) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Entity (Libra) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura: Pentas: Tribute to Eric and Chris Stern (Not Two) [03-00] - jazz [**]
  • The Full Salon: The Full Salon (self-released) [05-01] - jazz [B]
  • Corey Fuller: Sanctuary (self-released) [03-20] - ambient
  • Ellen Fullman & Theresa Wong: Harbors (08-14) [E|electronic]
  • Champian Fulton: Birdsong (Champian) [08-28] - jazz
  • Funk Shui NYC: Shark NATO on a Plane (Zoho) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • Ezra Furman: Sex Education [Original Soundtrack] (Bella Union) [04-24] - indie pop
  • Furrows: A Thin Veneer (Courier) [02-03]
  • Andy Fusco: Remembrance (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Raphael Fusco: Remixed (self-released) - jazz
  • Joel Futterman: Intervals (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-15] - jazz [*]
  • Future: High Off Life (Epic) [05-15] - trap rap
  • Future/Lil Uzi Vert: Pluto x Baby Pluto (Atlantic) [11-13] - trap rap [*]
  • Future Islands: As Long as You Are (4AD) [10-09] - synthpop [*]
  • Futurebirds: Teamwork (VL4L) [01-15]
  • Fuudge: Fruit-Dieu (Lazy at Work) [01-31] - rock
  • Fuzz: III (In the Red) [10-23] - heavy psych
  • Jayda G: Both of Us/Are You Down (Ninja Tune -EP) [07-03] - deep house
  • Gabbro: Granular (Dropa) - jazz
  • Taber Gable: Hidden Driveways (Taber Gable) [10-09] - jazz
  • Peter Gabriel: Rated PG (Real World) [06-12] - pop/rock
  • Gaerea: Limbo (Season of Mist) [07-24] - black metal
  • Yuri Gagarin: The Outskirts of Reality (Kommun 2/Sound-Effect) [01-31]
  • Gaika: Seguridad (NAAR) [07-03]
  • Galantis: Church (Big Beat) [02-07] - electronic
  • Diamanda Galas: De-formation: Piano Variations (Intravenal Sound Operations) [08-28] - classical
  • Galaxians: Chemical Reaction (Galaxians) [06-26] - electronic
  • Frederick Galiay: Time Elleipsis (Ayler) - jazz
  • Chris Gall/Bernhard Schimpelsberger: Myriad (GLM Music) - jazz
  • Liam Gallagher: MTV Unplugged (Live at Hull City Hall) (Warner UK) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: Blue Moon Rising (Sour Mash -EP) [03-06]
  • Gallery S: Gallery S (self-released) [01-14] - electronic
  • Galore: Galore (Galore) [06-20] - punk
  • Elliot Galvin: Live in Paris at Fondation Louis Vuitton (Edition) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Gama Bomb: Sea Savage (Prosthetic) [12-04] - metal
  • The Game: Born 2 Rap (Entertainment One -19) [2019-11-29] - hip-hop
  • Asher Gamedze: Dialectic Soul (On the Corner) [05-10] - jazz [**]
  • Ganser: Just Look at That Sky (Felte) [07-31]
  • Matthew D Gantt: Diagnostics (Orange Milk) [04-17]
  • Jacob Garchik: Clear Line (Yestereve) [07-28] - jazz [*]
  • Angelica Garcia: Cha Cha Palace (Spacebomb) [02-28] - indie pop [B]
  • Kany Garcia: Mesa Para Dos (Sony Music Latin) [05-28] - Latin pop
  • Nubya Garcia: Source (Concord) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • Thibaut Garcia: Aranjuez (Warner Classics) [07-31] - classical
  • Garcia Peoples: Nightcap at Wits' End (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) [10-09]
  • The Garden: Kiss My Super Bowl Ring (Epitaph) [03-13] - art punk
  • Amanda Gardier: Flyover Country (Green Mind) [02-21] - jazz
  • Derrick Gardner & the Big Dig! Band: Still I Rise (Impact Jazz) - jazz
  • Edward Gardner/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: Schubert Symphonies Vol 2 (Chandos) [02-28] - classical
  • Melody Gardot: Sunset in the Blue (Bravado) [10-23] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Garganjua: Toward the Sun (Holy Roar) [01-17] - doom metal
  • Gargoyl: Gargoyl (Season of Mist) [10-09] - metal
  • Tim Garland: ReFocus (Edition) - jazz
  • Jack Garratt: Love Death & Dancing (Interscope/Island) [06-12] - alt r&b
  • Valentin Garvie/Rodrigo Dominguez [Hormigombres]: En Vivo En ECEM (Discos ICM) [07-28] - jazz
  • Gabriel Garzon-Montano: Aguita (Jagjaguwar) [10-02] - neo-soul [*]
  • Julien Gasc: L'Appel De La Foret (Born Bad) [01-31] - alt/indie
  • Katie Gately: Loom (Houndstooth) [02-14] - art pop
  • Gato Libre: Koneko (Libra) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Stephen Gauci/Sandy Ewen: Studio Sessions Vol 6 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Stephen Gauci/Eli Wallace/Kevin Shea: Live at the Bushwick Series! (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Gaudi: 100 Years of Theremin (The Dub Chapter) (Dubmission) [08-07] - reggae
  • Dana Gavanski: Yesterday Is Gone (Ba Da Bing) [03-27] - art pop [*]
  • Dana Gavanski: Wind Songs (Ba Da Bing -EP) [08-14] - art pop [B]
  • Gavsborg: Kevin From Ivory Coast (Equiknoxx Music -EP) [05-28] - club music
  • Gazpacho: Fireworker (Kscope) [09-18] - progressive metal
  • G-Eazy: Everything's Strange Here (RCA) [06-26] - hip-hop
  • Geld: Beyond the Floor (Geld) [07-03] - punk
  • Sam Gendel: Satin Doll (Nonesuch) [03-13] - jazz [B]
  • Sam Gendel: DRM (Nonesuch) [10-01] - jazz [B]
  • Giveton Gelin: True Design (self-released) [04-19] - jazz
  • Gengahr: Sanctuary (Liberator) [03-31] - indie pop
  • Regina Gently: Don't Wait to Love Me (Regina Gently) [09-18]
  • Hannah Georgas: All That Emotion (Brassland) [09-04] - indie pop
  • Georgia: Seeking Thrills (Domino) [01-10] - electropop [***]
  • Arna Georgia: Yes Girl (Arna Georgia) [07-17] - country [*]
  • Anthony Geraci: Daydreams in Blue (Shining Stone) [04-24] - blues
  • AO Gerber: Another Place to Need (Hand in Hive) [05-22]
  • German Army: Hearing Lola Kiepja (Eastern Nurseries) [08-19] - electronic
  • Julian Gerstin: Littoral Zone (self-released) [10-15] - jazz [***]
  • Sue Anne Gershenzon: You Must Believe in Spring (self-released) [08-01] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Get Dead: Dancing With the Curse (Fat Wreck Chords) - punk
  • Naama Gheber: Dearly Beloved (Cellar Music) [04-10] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Ghetto Kumbe: Ghetto Kumbe (ZZK) [07-31] - Colombian [**]
  • Ghost Funk Orchestra: An Ode to Escapism (Karma Chief) [11-13] - rock
  • The Ghost Inside: The Ghost Inside (Epitaph) [06-05] - metalcore
  • Ghostemane: Anti-Icon (Blackmage) [10-21] - trap metal
  • Ghostpoet: I Grow Tired but Dare Not Fall Asleep (Play It Again Sam) [05-01] - pop/rock
  • Tania Giannouli Trio: In Fading Light (Rattle) [11-17] - jazz
  • Freddie Gibbs & the Alchemist: Alfredo (ESGN/ALC/Empire) [05-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Giggs: Now or Never (No BS/Island) [11-06] - UK hip-hop
  • Bebel Gilberto: Agora (PIAS) [08-21] - Brazil
  • The Gilberts: The Gilberts: One (self-released) [07-29] - folk
  • Lafayette Gilchrist: Now (Lafayette Gilchrist Music -2CD) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Leela Gilday: North Star Calling (Diva Sound -19) [2019-00-00] - Dene
  • Gilfema: Three (Sounderscore) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Devon Gilfillian: Black Hole Rainbow (Capitol) [01-10]
  • Marshall Gilkes Trio: Waiting to Continue (Alternate Side) [10-23] - jazz
  • Eliza Gilkyson: 2020 (Red House) [04-03] - folk
  • Jess Gillam: Time (Decca) [09-25] - classical
  • Amanda Ginsburg: I Det Lilla Hander Det Mesta (Naxos Sweden) [09-11] - jazz
  • Layton Giordani: New Generation (Drumcode) [09-14] - electronic
  • A Girl Called Eddy: Been Around (Elefant) [01-17] - sophisti-pop [*]
  • Girl Friday: Androgynous Mary (Hardly Art) [08-21]
  • Girlhood: Girlhood (Team Talk) [10-23]
  • Girls in Synthesis: Now Here's an Echo From Your Future (Own It) [08-28] - rock
  • Dave Gisler Trio With Jaimie Branch: Zurich Concert (Intakt) [11-20] - jazz [*]
  • Giveon: Take Time (Epic -EP) [03-27] - r&b
  • Giver: Sculpture of Violence (Holy Roar) [02-07]
  • The Giving Shapes: Earth Leaps Up (Elsewhere) [02-26] - jazz
  • Frode Gjerstad/Fred Lonberg-Holm/William Parker/Steve Swell: Tales From (Fundacja Sluchaj) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Sverre Gjorvad: Elegy of Skies (Losen) - jazz
  • Glacier Veins: The World You Want to See (Common Ground/Equal Vision)
  • Gladie: Safe Sins (Lame-O) [02-28] - indie pop
  • Vincent Glanzmann/Gerry Hemingway: Composition O (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-08] - jazz [***]
  • Glasbird: Norskfjorðr (Whitelabrecs) [03-14] - ambient
  • Margaret Glaspy: Devotion (ATO) [03-27]
  • Ani Glass: Mirores (Neb) [03-06]
  • Glass Animals: Dreamland (Polydor/Republic) [08-07]
  • Glass Hammer: Dreaming City (self-released) [04-14] - rock
  • Glass Parallels: Aisle of Light (2170754 DK2) [05-13] - rock
  • Dave Glasser: Hypocrisy Democracy (Here Tiz Music) [05-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Will Glaser/James Allsopp: New River Ramble (self-released) [10-31] - jazz
  • Gleemer: Down Through (Other People) [05-08] - dream pop
  • Jody Glenham: Mood Rock (Summer Witch) [08-07]
  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Live at Le Guess Who? 2018 (Transgressive) [08-26] - gospel [***]
  • Glintshake: Guibkiy Gurafik (self-released) [07-17]
  • Robbe Gloaguen Quartet: Gardez Votre Sang Froid (Mazeto Square) [05-11] - jazz
  • Gloriae Dei Cantores: Arvo Part: Stabat Mater (Paraclete) - classical
  • Bob Gluck: Early Morning Star (FMR) [06-15] - jazz [*]
  • Gnod & Joao Pais Filipe: Faca De Fogo (Rocket) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: Ways of Hearing (Count Your Lucky Stars) [10-30]
  • Godcaster: Long Haired Locusts (Ramp Local) [09-04] - rock
  • Goden: Beyond Darkness (Svart) [05-08] - metal
  • Nicolas Godin: Concrete and Glass (NCLS/Because) [01-24] - downtempo
  • Godsticks: Inescapable () [02-07] - metal
  • Godthrymm: Reflections (Profound Lore) [02-14] - doom metal
  • GoGo Penguin: GoGo Penguin (Blue Note) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • GoGo Penguin: Live From Studio 2 (Decca) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Gogoj Aka Sheng Jie: Oviparity (Maybe Noise) [03-01]
  • Al Gold: Al Gold's Paradise (self-released) [03-06] - blues [A-]
  • Gold Key: Panic Machine (Venn) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Ben Goldberg: Symphony No 9 (BAG Production) [01-24] - jazz
  • Ben Goldberg: Plague Diary (BAG Production) [08-27] - jazz
  • Ben Goldberg/Kenny Wollesen: Music for an Avant-Garde Massage Parlour (BAG Production) [10-03] - jazz [**]
  • The Golden Age of Steam: Tomato Brain (Limited Noise) - jazz
  • Golden Retriever and Chuck Johnson: Rain Shadow (Thrill Jockey) [05-15]
  • Goldfinger: Never Look Back (Big Noise) [12-04]
  • Jason "Spicy G" Goldman: Hypnotized (self-released) - jazz
  • Goldmund: The Time It Takes (Western Vinyl) [10-16] - pop
  • Goldray: Feel the Charge (Akashic) [07-31]
  • Lori Goldston: On a Moonlit Hill in Slovenia (Eiderdown) [09-28] - jazz
  • Franck L Goldwasser: Sweet Little Black Spider (Slimbyrd) [01-17] - blues
  • Vinny Golia/John Hanrahan/Henry Kaiser/Wayne Peet/Mike Watt: A Love Supreme Electric: A Salvo Inspired by John Coltrane: A Love Supreme & Meditations (Cuneiform -2CD) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • Osvaldo Golijov/The Silkroad Ensemble: Falling Out of Time (In a Circle) [10-09] - classical [B]
  • Yuri Goloubev: Two Chevrons Apart (Basho) [04-20] - jazz
  • Selena Gomez: Rare (Interscope) [01-10] - electropop [**]
  • Wendy Gondeln/Mats Gustafsson/Wolfang Voigt: The Shithole Country & Boogie Band (Corbett vs Dempsey) [02-10] - jazz [***]
  • Gone West: Canyons (Triple Tigers) [06-12] - country
  • Ramiro Gonzalez Jazz Trio: Mexican Pavilion, New Orleans 1884 (self-reeleased) - jazz
  • Wesley Gonzalez: Appalling Human (Moshi Moshi) [06-12] - indie pop
  • Good Bad Happy Sad: Shades (Textile) [10-16] - alt/indie
  • Good Looking Friends: The Light of the Well (We're Trying) [04-17]
  • Good Sad Happy Bad: Shades (Textile) [10-16]
  • The Good the Bad & the Zugly: Algorithm and Blues (Fysisk Format) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • Goodie Mob: Survival Kit (Organized Noize/Goodie Mob World) [11-13] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Alex Goodman: Impressions in Blue and Red (Outside In Music -2CD) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • SG Goodman: Old Time Feeling (Verve Forecast) [07-17] - country
  • Randy Goodrum: Red Eye (Clark Street) [06-19] - pop
  • Goose: Som folk Ar Mest (Black Sweat) [03-13]
  • Michael Gordon/The Crossing: Anonymous Man (Cantaloupe Music) [03-10] - classical
  • Mick Gordon: Doom Eternal [Original Game Soundtrack] (Id Software/Bethesda) [04-19] - metal
  • Robert Gordon: Rockabilly for Life (Cleopatra) [08-21] - rockabilly [*]
  • Gordi: Our Two Skins (Jagjaguwar) [ 06-26] - alt/indie
  • Gorillaz: Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (Parlophone) [10-23] - synthpop [*]
  • Tia Gostelow: Chrysalis (AntiFragile) [10-30] - pop
  • Got7: Breath of Love: Last Piece (JYP Entertainment) [11-30]
  • Ellie Goulding: Brightest Blue (Polydor) [07-17] - pop
  • Govana: Humans and Monsters Are Not the Same (Raheef Muzik Group) - reggae
  • T Gowdy: Therapy With Colour (Constellation) [05-08]
  • Kathleen Grace & Larry Goldings: Tie Me to You (Monsoon) [04-17] - jazz
  • Laura Jane Grace: Stay Alive (Polyvinyl) [10-01]
  • Gracie & Rachel: Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong (Righteous Babe)
  • Wayne Graham: 1% Juice (K&F) [11-13] - folk
  • Graindelavoix/Bjorn Schmelze: Gesualdo: Tenebrae (Glossa) - classical
  • Magnus Granberg: Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Magnus Granberg & Skogen: Let Pass My Weary Guiltless Ghost (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Grand Pax: PWR (Blue Flowers -EP) [06-26]
  • Grand Pax: Wavey (Blue Flowers -EP) [11-20]
  • Grand River: Blink a Few Times to Clear Your Eyes (Editions Mego) [09-11] - ambient
  • Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble: Dawn Chorus (Innova) [04-24] - jazz
  • Grandaddy: The Sophtware . . . On a Wooden Piano (Dangerbird) [11-20]
  • Grandbruit: Ruptures (Past Inside the Present) [10-02] - ambient
  • Ariana Grande: Positions (Republic) [10-30] - pop [*]
  • Grandson: Death of an Optimist (Atlantic) [12-04]
  • Jerry Granelli: The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison (RareNoise) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Grant: Vertigo (Milkshake -EP) [10-16]
  • Joyce Grant: Surrounded by Blue (Craftedair/Blujazz) - jazz [B]
  • Grasshopper: Scuttle (Mikmakmok) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • Pasquale Grasso: Solo Bud Powell (Okeh/Sony Masterworks) [05-15] - jazz
  • Frank Gratkowski/Simon Nabatov/Dominik Mahnig: Dance Hall Stories (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [**]
  • Ronny Graupes: SPOOM: Bridge Ices Before Road (Shoebill) - jazz
  • Conan Gray: Kid Krow (Republic) [03-20] - pop rock [*]
  • Devin Gray: Socialytics (Rataplan -EP) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Devin Gray/Gerald Cleaver: 27 Licks (Rataplan) [10-02] - jazz [*]
  • Nathan Gray: Working Title (End Hits) [01-31]
  • Gordon Grdina/Matt Mitchel/Jim Black: Gordon Grdina's Nomad Trio (Skirl) [01-10] - jazz [**]
  • Gordon Grdina Septet: Resist (Irabbagast) [04-10] - jazz [*]
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: Safar-e-Daroon (Songlines) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina: Prior Street (self-released) [06-12] - jazz [B]
  • The Great Harry Hillman: Live at Donau115 (self-released) - jazz
  • Great Peacock: Forever Worse Better (Great Peacock) [10-09] - country
  • Benny Green: Benny's Crib (Sunnyside) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • CeeLo Green: CeeLo Green Is Thomas Callaway (Easy Eye Sound) [06-26] - hip-hop [B]
  • Jaki Shelton Green: The River Speaks of Thirst (Soul City Sounds) [06-08]
  • Phoebe Green: I Can't Cry for You (Chess Club -EP) [12-03]
  • Green/Blue: Green/Blue (Slovenly) [04-17] - alt/indie
  • The Green Child: Shimmering Basset (Upset the Rhythm) [10-16] - alt/indie
  • Green Day: Father of All . . . (Reprise) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Green Druid: At the Maw of Ruin (Earache) [12-04] - metal
  • Green Seagull: Cloud Cover (Mega Dodo) [07-31] - rock
  • Burton Greene/Guillaume Gargaud: Magic Intensity (Chant -19) - jazz
  • Henry Green: Half Light (Akira) [07-03]
  • Jimmy Greene: While Looking Up (Mack Avenue) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Vivian Green: Love Absolute (SoNo) [11-13] - r&b
  • Green-House: Six Songs for Invisible Gardens (Leaving) [07-01] - electronic
  • Gregor: Destiny (Chapter Music) [11-13]
  • John Gregorius: Full of Life (Spotted Peccary)
  • David Greilsammer: Labyrinth (Naive) [10-02] - classical
  • Guillermo Gregorio/Joe Fonda/Ramon Lopez: Intersecting Lives (Fundacja Sluchaj) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Charlotte Greve/Vinnie Sperrazza/Chris Tordini: The Choir Invisible (Intakt) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Grey Daze: Amends (Loma Vista/Virgin EMI) [06-26] - post-grunge
  • GRID [Nelson/Dahl/Podgurski]: Decomposing Force (NNA) - jazz
  • Ricardo Grilli: 1962 (Tone Rogue) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Grimes: Miss Anthropocene (4AD) [02-21] - art pop [***]
  • Derek Gripper: A Year of Swimming (New Cape) [02-01] - classical
  • Nana Grizol: South Somewhere Else (Don Giovanni) [06-26]
  • Tee Grizzley: The Smartest (300 Entertainment) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Josh Groban: Harmony (Reprise) [11-20]
  • Brian Groder Trio: Luminous Arcs (Latham -19) - jazz
  • Groove Armada: Edge of the Horizon (BMG) [10-02] - electronic
  • The Groove Project: Volume 1: Flights of Fantasy (self-released) - jazz
  • Grotbags: Grotbags (Dipped in Gold) [02-14] - rock
  • Groupe RTD: The Dancing Devils of Djibouti (Ostinato) [06-05] - African [***]
  • Grouplove: Healer (Canvasback) [03-13] - indie pop
  • Growing Concerns Poetry Collective: Big Dark Bright Future (self-released) [10-16] - hip-hop
  • Grrrl Gang: Here to Stay (Damnably) [02-14] - alt-pop [**]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Reverence (RR Gems -19) [2019-12-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Muriel Grossmann: Quiet Earth (RR Gems) [12-22] - jazz [A-]
  • David Grubbs/Mats Gustafsson/Rob Mazurek: The Underflow (Corbet vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Grundstein: Schetsen 1 (self-released) [01-31] - jazz
  • Grunen: Disenjambement (Trokaan) - jazz
  • Ethan Gruska: En Garde (Warner) [01-24] - indie pop
  • Ivar Grydeland & Henry Kaiser: Into the Arctic Dreamtime (Rune Grammofon) - jazz
  • Tom Guarna: Spirit Science (Destiny) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Skylar Gudasz: Cinema (Suah Sounds) [04-17] - rock
  • Morgan Guerin: The Saga III (self-released) - jazz
  • David Guetta/Morten: New Rave (Parlophone -EP) [07-17] - electronic [**]
  • Guided by Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field (GBV) [02-20] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: Mirrored Aztec (GBV) [08-21] - alt/indie
  • Guided by Voices: Styles We Paid For (GBV) [12-11] - alt/indie
  • MJ Guider: Sour Cherry Bell (Kranky) [09-18]
  • GuiltyBeatz: Different EP (Banku Music -EP) [04-03] - African [*]
  • Daphne Guinness: Revelations (Absolute) [08-14]
  • Guiss Guiss Bou Bess: Set Sela (Helico -19) [2019-12-05] - electronic [A-]
  • Guitar Fight From Fooly Cooly: Soak (997592 DK) [08-14]
  • Gulch: Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress (Closed Casket Activities) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Gulfer: Gulfer (Topshelf) [10-16]
  • GUM: Out in the World (Spinning Top) [06-12]
  • Gum Country: Somewhere (Waterslide) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • Tyller Gummersall: Heartbreak College (Country Road 330 Music) - country
  • Gunn-Truscinski Duo: Soundkeeper (Three Lobed)
  • Gunna: Wunna (Young Stoner Life/300) [05-22] - trap rap [*]
  • Bilge Gunaydin: Daydreams (ADA Muzik) - jazz
  • Mats Gustafsson: Worn. Kissed. (Underflow) [01-09] - jazz
  • Robin Guthrie/Harold Budd: Another Flower (Soleil Apres Minuit) [12-04] - electronic
  • Will Guthrie: Nist-Nah (Black Truffle) - jazz
  • Guvna B: Everywhere + Nowhere (Allo Mate) [04-03]
  • Barry Guy: Irvin's Comet (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Mickey Guyton: Bridges (Capitol Nashville -EP) [09-11] - country [**]
  • Habibi: Anywhere but Here (Muddguts) [02-14] - garage rock
  • Hachiku: I'll Probably Be Asleep (Marathon Artists) [11-13]
  • Marika Hackman: Covers (Transgressive) [11-13]
  • Bartosz Hadala Group: Three Short Stories (Zecernia) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • The Haden Triplets: The Family Songbook (Trimeter) [01-24] - folk [**]
  • Wolfgang Haffner: Kind of Tango (ACT Music) [02-28] - jazz [B]
  • Haftbefehl: Das Weisse Album (Urban) [06-04] - hip-hop
  • Anders Hagberg: North (Prophone) [09-11] - jazz
  • Noah Haidu: Doctone (Sunnyside) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Robert Haigh: Black Sarabande (Unseen Worlds) [01-24] - modern classical
  • Haiku Hands: Haiku Hands (Mad Decent) [09-10] - electropop [*]
  • Haim: Women in Music Pt III (Columbia) [06-26] - alt/indie [**]
  • Luke Haines & Peter Buck: Beat Poetry for Survivalists (Omnivore) [03-06] - alt/indie [**]
  • Haiyti: Sui Sui (Haiyti/WM) [07-03] - hip-hop
  • Haken: Virus (Inside Out Music) [06-19] - prog-rock
  • Nick Hakim: Will This Make Me Good (ATO) [05-15] - psychedelic soul
  • Hala: Red Herring (Cinematic) [05-01] - indie pop
  • Half Japanese: Crazy Hearts (Fire) [12-04]
  • Half Waif: The Caretaker (Anti/Epitaph) [03-27] - art pop
  • Annie Hall: Fum (Central Processing Unit) [03-27] - electronic
  • Ria Hall: Manawa Wera (Loop) [02-28] - reggae
  • Hallas: Conundrum (Napalm) [01-31] - metal
  • Sylvia Hallett: Tree Time (self-released) [06-03] - electronic
  • Rich Halley/Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio/Newman Taylor Baker: The Shape of Things (Pine Eagle) [11-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Charlie Halloran With the Tropicales: Shake the Rum (self-released) [03-06] - jazz
  • Laurel Halo: Possessed: Soundtrack to the Film by Metahaven & Rob Schroder (Vinyl Factory) [04-17] - pop/rock
  • Matthew Halsall: Salute to the Sun (Gondwana) [11-20] - jazz [***]
  • Halsey: Manic (Capitol) [01-17] - pop [***]
  • Mary Halvorson's Code Girl: Artlessly Falling (Firehouse 12) [10-30] - jazz [B]
  • Amaria Hamadahler: Music From Saharan Whats App 5 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [05-20] - Saharan
  • Judith Hamann: Music for Cello and Humming (Black Forms) - jazz
  • Judith Hamann: Shaking Studies (Blank Forms) - jazz
  • Tigran Hamasyan: The Call Within (Nonesuch) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Hamell on Trial: The Pandemic Songs (Saustex) [06-09] - folk [A-]
  • Hamerkop: Remote (Drag City) [02-07]
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio: Catch Me If You Can (Capri) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • The HamilTones: 1964 [One Nine Six Four] (Ghetto Allstars) [08-28] - r&b
  • Caylee Hammack: If It Wasn't for You (Capitol Nashville) [08-14] - country
  • Ross Hammond/Oliver Lake/Mike Pride: Our Place on the Wheel (Prescott) [02-06] - jazz [A-]
  • The Hamrahlíð Choir: Come and Be Joyful (One Little Independent) [12-04]
  • Connie Han: Iron Starlet (Mack Avenue) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Handle: In Threes (Upset the Rhythm/Maternal Voice) [03-06]
  • Enrique Haneine: Unlayered (Elegant Walk) - jazz
  • The Hanging Stars: A New Kind of Sky (Crimson Crow) [02-21] - folk
  • Hanging Valleys: Behind the Backs of Houses (PYL -EP) [02-28]
  • Happy Accidents: Sprawling (HapAx) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • The Happy Fits: What Could Be Better (Happy Fits) [08-28] - rock [**]
  • Happy Place: Tendrils (Exit Stencil) [10-09] - jazz
  • Happyness: Floatr (Infinit Suds) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Haq123: Evil Spirits Who Prowl About the World Seeking the Ruin of Souls (self-released) [04-11] - metal
  • Hard Working Boss: Revulva (Microcultures)
  • Scott Hardware: Engel (Telephone Explosion) [04-03]
  • Hardy: A Rock (Big Loud) [09-04] - country
  • Blake Hargreaves: Improvisations on the Pipe Organs of Europe (Ultra Eczema -19) [2019-11-22] - classical
  • Harkin: Harkin (Hand Mirror) [04-24]
  • Jack Harlow: Sweet Action (Generation Now/Atlantic) [03-13] - mixtape
  • Sarah Harmer: Are You Gone (Arts & Crafts) [02-21]
  • Harmonious Thelonious: Plong (Bureau B) [08-28] - electronic
  • Elisabeth Harnik & Steve Swell: Tonotopic Organizations (Fundacja Sluchaj) [10-22] - jazz [*]
  • Ben Harper: Winter Is for Lovers (Anti-) [10-23]
  • Clay Harper: Dirt Yard Street (Casino Music) [10-02] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Honey Harper: Starmaker (ATO) [03-06] - alt-country [B]
  • Harrison²: Trout in Swimwear (self-released) [02-09] - jazz [***]
  • Joel Harrison + 18: America at War (Sunnyside) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Kree Harrison: Chosen Family Tree (One Vision Music Group) [08-21] - country
  • Harry Pussy: Superstar (Palilalia) [09-02] - noise
  • Jim Hart & Ivo Neame: Multiverse (Edition) [02-21] - jazz
  • John Hart: Act Three (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz
  • The Lorca Hart Trio: Colors of Jazz (self-released) - jazz
  • Alfred Harth's Revolver 23: Kirschbluten Mit Verstecktem Sprengstoff (Moloko -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Mick Harvey: Waves of Anzac/The Journey (Mute) [04-03]
  • Ren Harvieu: Revel in the Drama (Bella Union) [04-03]
  • Jimmy Haslip/Scott Kinsey/Gergo Borlai: ARC Trio (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Jimmy Haslip: Red Heat (Blue Canoe) - jazz
  • Jon Hassell: Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) (Ndeya) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • Hatari: Neyslutrans (self-released) [01-17] - metal
  • Gerrit Hatcher/Jakob Warmenbol: Sublime Again (No Index) [05-01] - jazz
  • Hate Forest: Hour of the Centaur (Osmose Productions) [12-25] - black metal
  • Hatebreed: Weight of the False Self (Nuclear Blast) [11-27] - metalcore
  • Helena Hauff: Kern Vol 5 (Tresor) [06-19] - dj mix
  • Haunt: Flashback (Metal Church) [09-13] - metal
  • Anna von Hausswolff: All Thoughts Fly (Southern Lord) [09-25]
  • Haux: Violence in a Quiet Mind (Ultra) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Havok: V (Century Media) [05-01] - thrash metal
  • Havukruunu: Uinuos Syomein Sota (Naturmacht) [07-17] - metal
  • Maya Hawke: Blush (Mom + Pop) [08-21]
  • Alexander Hawkins/Tomeka Reid: Shards and Constellations (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [**]
  • Fiona Joy Hawkins: Moving Through Worlds (Little Hartley) - jazz
  • Hawksley Workman: Less Rage More Tears (Isadora) [10-16]
  • Hawksmoor: Methods of Dreaming (Spun Out of Control) - electronic
  • Hawktail: Formations (Padiddle) [01-10]
  • Haxan: White Noise (self-released) [07-24] - rock
  • Toby Hay: Morning/Evening Raga (Cambrian) [06-19] - folk
  • Dylan Hayes Electric Band: Songs for Rooms and People (Blujazz) [03-19] - jazz [B]
  • Hayley Mary: The Piss, the Perfume (I Oh You) [01-17] - rock
  • Darren Hayman: Home Time (Fika) [05-22] - indie pop
  • Hazar: Reincarnated (IAN Productions) [08-28] - jazz [*]
  • Headie One: Edna (Relentless) [10-09] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Headie One X Fred Again: Gang (Relentless -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop [*]
  • Willie J Healey: Twin Heavy (Yala!) [08-07]
  • Kirby Heard: Mama's Biscuits (self-released -19) [2019-11-02] - folk [**]
  • Health: Disco4 :: Part I (Loma Vista) [10-16] - electro-industrial
  • Ted Hearne: Place (New Amsterdam) [04-03]
  • Heart Bones: Hot Dish (Love OnLine) [02-21] - alt/indie
  • HEAT: HEAT II (Avalon Label) [02-21] - metal
  • Jimmy Heath: Love Letter (Verve) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Heathen: Empire of the Blind (Nuclear Blast) [09-18] - metal
  • Heathered Pearls: Cast (Ghostly International) [11-13] - electronic
  • Paul Heaton/Jacqui Abbott: Manchester Calling (Virgin EMI) [03-06] - rock [**]
  • Heaven Shall Burn: Of Truth and Sacrifice (Century Media) [03-20] - metal
  • Heavy Salad: Cult Casual (Dipped in Gold) [09-25]
  • Hegge: Feeling (Particular) [05-21] - jazz [***]
  • Tim Heidecker: Fear of Death (Spacebomb) [09-25] - pop
  • Heinali: Madrigals (Injazero) [11-13]
  • David Helbock: Playing John Williams: Piano Works XIV (ACT Music) [08-30] - jazz
  • Pablo Held: Ascent (Edition) [02-07] - jazz
  • Mark Helias/Tim Berne: Blood From a Stone (Radiolegs) [10-11] - jazz
  • The Heliocentrics: Infinity of Now (Madlib Invazion) [02-14] - nu jazz [***]
  • The Heliocentrics: Telemetric Sounds (Madlib Invazion) [09-11] - rock [**]
  • Hellbound Glory: Pure Scum (Black Country Rock) [06-05] - country
  • Hello Forever: Whatever It Is (Rough Trade) [10-02]
  • Hellripper: The Affair of the Poisons (Peaceville) [10-09]
  • The Hellroys: Hellroys on Earth (No Soul) [12-04] - country
  • David Helpling: Rune (Spotted Peccary)
  • Helvetia: This Devastating Map (Joyful Noise) [08-07]
  • Hemingway, Phillips & Moore: Slips (Ramboy -19) [2019-12-12] - jazz [**]
  • Hen Ogledd: Free Humans (Domino) [09-25]
  • Eddie Henderson: Shuffle and Deal (Smoke Sessions) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • Lauren Henderson: The Songbook Session (Brontosaurus) [04-24] - jazz
  • Ian Hendrickson-Smith: The Lowdown (Cellar Live) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Rebecca Hennessy: All the Things You Do (self-released) [11-06] - jazz
  • Sarah Hennies: The Reinvention of Romance (Astral Spirit) [09-25] - minimalism
  • Sarah Hennies: Spectral Malsconcities (New World) [10-26] - classical
  • The Henrys: Paydirt (HR-2019) [01-20] - instrumental folk [*]
  • Keaton Henson: Monument (Play It Again Sam) [10-23]
  • Jihee Heo: Are You Ready? (OA2) [11-16] - jazz [**]
  • G Herbo: PTSD (Epic) [02-28] - trap rap
  • Here to Play: Here to Play (self-released -19) - jazz
  • The Hermes Experiment: Here We Are (Delphian) [06-02]
  • TJ Hernandez: Destination Unknown (TJ Hernandez) [05-04] - country
  • Heroes Are Gang Leaders: Artificial Happiness Button (Ropeadope) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Marshal Herridge: Chapter One (Bonneville) - jazz
  • Fred Hersch: Songs From Home (Palmetto) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Daniel Herskedal: Call for Winter (Edition) - jazz
  • Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra: Night Devoid of Stars (Cellar Live) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Horace Silver (Savant) [08-27] - jazz [*]
  • Monika Herzig: Eternal Dance (Savant) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Peter Hess Quartet: Present Company (Diskonife) - jazz
  • Izan Hesse: Sunday Mood (Social Sculpture) [03-10] - techno
  • Paul Hession/Simon H Fell: Reconstructed Fragments (Bruce's Fingers) - jazz
  • James Leonard Hewitson: Only the Noise Will Save Me (James Leonard Hewitson) [02-28]
  • Elsa Hewitt: Citrus Paradisi (ERM) [2019-03-01]
  • Hexvessel: Kindred (Svart) [03-20] - metal
  • Hey Colossus: Dances/Curses (Wrong Speed) [11-13] - metal
  • Hey Exit: Arm's Reach (Else 3) (self-released) - jazz
  • HHY & the Macumbas: Camouflage Vector: Edits From Live Actions 2017-2019 (Nyege Nyege) [06-03] - jazz [**]
  • HHY & the Kampala Unit: Lithium Blast (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [10-22] - African [*]
  • Lily Hiatt: Walking Proof (New West) [03-27] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Clifton Hicks: Banjo Heritage (self-released) [06-23] - folk
  • Fay Hield: Wrackline (Topic) [09-11] - folk
  • Marko Hietala: Pyre of the Black Heart (Nuclear Blast) [01-24]
  • Patrick Higgins: Tocsin (Three Crows) [10-23]
  • Tyler Higgins: Broken Blues (Shhpuma) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • High Spirits: Hard to Stop (Professor Black) [07-31] - rock
  • The High Water Marks: Ecstasy Rhymes (Minty Fresh) [11-13] - rock
  • Highasakite: The Bare Romantic Pt 2 (Propeller -EP) [02-07]
  • Higher Power: 27 Miles Under Water (Roadrunner) [01-24] - alt metal
  • HIGHR MUSIC: Blue Tape (Stone Music Entertainment) [09-16] - hip-hop
  • Kacy Hill: Is It Selfish if We Talk About Me Again (Kacy Hill) [07-10] - indie pop
  • Marquis Hill: Soul Sign (Black Unlimited Music Group) [11-13] - jazz [B]
  • Theo Hill: Reality Check (Posi-Tone) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Hill Country: Hill Country (Hill Country) [05-22] - country
  • Eric Hilton: Infinite Everywhere (Montserrat House) [06-19] - electronic
  • Lisa Hilton: Chalkboard Destiny (Ruby Slippers -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Hilton: More Than Another Day (Ruby Slippers) - jazz
  • Hinds: The Prettiest Curse (Mom + Pop) [06-05] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Colin Hinton: Simulacra (Panoramic) - jazz
  • Art Hirahara: Balance Point (Posi-Tone) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Midori Hirano: Invisible Island (Sonic Pieces) [01-16]
  • The Hirsch Effekt: Kollaps (Long Branch) [05-08] - metal
  • Hit-Boy: The Chauncey Hollis Project (HS87) [11-08] - hip-hop
  • Deante' Hitchcock: Better (ByStorm/RCA) [05-13] - hip-hop
  • The Hives: Live at Third Man Records (Third Man) [09-25]
  • Hjelvik: Welcome to Hel (Nuclear Blast) [11-20] - heavy metal
  • HMLTD: West of Eden (Lucky Number) [02-07] - art pop
  • Rui Ho: Lov3 & L1ght (Planet Mu) [09-04] - electronic [**]
  • Hockey Dad: Brain Candy (Australia) [07-31]
  • Hodge: Shadows in Blue (Houndstooth) [04-17]
  • Derrick Hodge: Color of Noize (Blue Note) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Eleanor Hodgkinson: Nino Rota: Complete Solo Piano Works Vol 1 (Grand Piano) [01-17] - classical
  • Bendik Hofseth: Trunks (C+C) - jazz
  • Anna Hogberg Attack: Lena (Omlott) [04-25] - jazz [***]
  • Bart-Jan Hogenhuis: Prime (2074693 DK2) [06-12] - jazz
  • Jasper Hoiby: Planet B (Edition) [03-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Sigurd Hole: Lys/Morke (Eivesang -2CD) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Lonnie Holley: National Freedom (Jagjaguwar) [07-03] - psychedelic soul
  • John Hollenbeck: Songs You Like a Lot (Flexatonic) [08-14] - jazz [B-]
  • Hollow Ship: Future Remains (PNKSLM) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Christopher Hollyday & Telepathy: Dialogue (Jazzbeat Productions) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Hollywood Undead: New Empire Vol 1 (BMG) [02-14] - alt metal
  • Mike Holober/Marvin Stamm Quartet: Live @ Maureen's Jazz Cellar (Big Miles Music) - jazz
  • Emmanuel Holterbach & Blutwurst: Ricercar Nell'ombra (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Holy: Ryder (PNKSLM) [02-28] - psychedelic pop
  • Holy Fuck: Deleter (Last Gang) [01-17] - indietronica [***]
  • Holy Motors: Horse (Wharf Cat) [10-16]
  • Holy Wave: Interloper (Reverberation Appreciation Society) [07-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Home: 18 (Screw Music Forever)
  • Home Counties: Redevelopment (Alcopop! -EP) [07-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Homeboy Sandman: Don't Feed the Monster (Mello Music Group) [10-16] - hip-hop [***]
  • The Homesick: The Big Exercise (Sub Pop) [02-07] - indie pop
  • Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: Bluebeard (Challenge) - jazz
  • Honne: No Song Without You (Atlantic UK) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Oscar Jan Hoogland/Han Bennink: Goede Reis! (ICP) [10-00] - jazz
  • Hook: Crashed My Car (GC) [01-23] - trap rap
  • Hook: I Love You 2, Hook (G&C) [05-27] - hip-hop
  • William Hooker/Phill Niblock: Flowers of the Spirit (Send+Receive) - jazz
  • Chris Hopkins: Chris Hopkins Meets the Jazz Kangaroos Vol 1 (Echoes of Swing) [08-31] - jazz [**]
  • JC Hopkins Biggish Band: New York Moment (Twee-Jazz) [04-05] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Hoppe's Third Reality: The Mighty Unlikely (JazzHausMusik) - jazz
  • Niall Horan: Heartbreak Weather (Capitol) [03-13] - pop
  • Horizons Jazz Orchestra: The Brite Side (self-released) - jazz
  • Bruce Hornsby: Non-Secure Connection (Zappo) [08-14] - rock
  • Horse Lords: The Common Task (Northern Spy) [03-13] - math rock [*]
  • Horse Meat Disco: Love & Dancing (Defected) [10-02]
  • Hoshina Anniversary: Odoriko (Alien Jams) [03-20] - electronic
  • Haruomi Hosono: Malu Yumeji (Speedstar) [11-13]
  • Anna Hostman/Cheryl Duvall: Harbour (Redshift) - jazz
  • Hot Country Knights: The K Is Silent (Capitol) [05-01] - country
  • Hot Mulligan: You'll Be Fine (No Sleep) [03-06] - rock
  • Francois Houle 4: RECODER (Songlines) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • House of Lords: New World/New Eyes (Frontiers) [06-12] - rock
  • Houses of Heaven: Silent Places (Felte) [05-01] - new wave
  • Luke Howard Trio: The Shadow (Lukktone) [04-24] - jazz
  • Howard University Jazz Ensemble: Hi-Fly (HUJE) - jazz
  • Steve Howe: Love Is (BMG) [07-31]
  • The Howl & the Hum: Human Contact (self-released) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Amanda R Howland: Meeting Dr Ancient (Unifactor) [07-31] - noise
  • Howling: Colure (Counter) [07-24] - electropop
  • The Howling Hex: Knuckleball Express (Fat Possum) [04-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Huanastone: Third Stone From the Sun (Argonauta) [06-19] - metal
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: Co-Starring (Big Machine) [07-10] - country [**]
  • Hubris: Metempsychosis (Art as Catharsis) [03-13] - metal
  • Fernando Huergo Big Band: The Possibility of Change (self-released) [07-31] - jazz
  • Siul Hughes: Stoopkid (Fake Four -19) [2019-05-14] - hip-hop [**]
  • Siul Hughes: Hueman (Fake Four) [09-15] - hip-hop [***]
  • Sierra Hull: 25 Trips (Rounder) [02-28] - bluegrass [**]
  • Hum: Inlet (Earth Analog) [06-23] - shoegaze [B]
  • Peter Hum: Ordinary Heroes (self-released -19) [2019-10-18] - jazz
  • Humair/Blaser/Kanzig: 1291 (Out Note) - jazz
  • Human Feel: The Tower Tapes #5 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • The Human Hearts: Day of the Tiles (self-released -EP) [06-07]
  • Human Impact: Human Impact (Ipecac) [03-13] - noise rock
  • Humanist: Humanist (Ignition) [02-21] - pop/rock
  • Holly Humberstone: Falling Asleep at the Wheel (Platoon -EP) [08-14] - indie pop
  • M Huncho & Nafe Smallz: DNA (HunchOzone) [10-30]
  • Hundreds: The Current (Embassy of Music) [03-27] - pop
  • Hung Like Hanratty: Dragged Up (Ratty) [08-08] - alt/indie
  • Sophie Hunger: Halluzinationen (Caroline) [08-28]
  • Jimmy Hunt: Le Silence (Grosse Boite) [05-15]
  • Sam Hunt: Southside (MCA Nashville) [04-03] - country [*]
  • The James Hunter Six: Nick of Time (Daptone) [03-06] - blue-eyed soul
  • Johnny Hunter: Early Trauma (self-released) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Nailah Hunter: Spells (Leaving) [05-29] - new age
  • Hunter Complex: Dead Calm and Zero Degrees (Burning Witches) [03-30] - electronic
  • Huntsmen: Mandala of Fear (Prosthetic) [03-13] - metal
  • Huntsville + Yuka Honda/Nels Cline/Darin Gray/Glenn Kotche: Blow Shoulder (Hubro Music) - jazz
  • Hurricane Ruth: Good Life (American Showplace Music) [07-10] - blues
  • Kelley Hurt/Chad Fowler/Christopher Parker/Bernard Santacruz/Anders Griffen: Nothing but Love: The Music of Frank Lowe (Mahakala Music) [09-04] - jazz [***]
  • Hurts: Faith (Lento) [09-04] - electropop
  • J Hus: Big Conspiracy (Black Butter) [01-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Gary Husband & Markus Reuter: Music of Our Times (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Husky: Stardust Blues (self-released) [08-07] - alt/indie
  • Christian Lee Hutson: Beginners (Anti/Epitaph) [05-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Kang Tae Hwan/Hang Hae Jin: Circle Point (Dancing Butterfly) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Kao Hwang: Human Rites Trio (True Sound) [07-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Hwyl Nofio: Isolate (Hwyl) [04-18] - jazz [*]
  • Hymn: Silence, Then Birds (Confront -19) [06-00] - jazz
  • Hyph11E: Aperture (SVBKVLT) [10-16] - electronic
  • Hypoluxo: Hypoluxo (Terrible) [11-20]
  • Hyroglifics & Sinistarr: BS6 (Hooversound) [03-13] - electronic
  • I Break Horses: Warnings (Bella Union) [05-08] - dream pop
  • I Don't Know How but They Found Me: Razzmatazz (Fearless) [10-23] - synthpop
  • I Like Trains: Kompromat (Crash) [08-21] - post-punk
  • I Think You're Awesome: Suite to Be You and Me (Jaegar Community) [03-06] - jazz [*]
  • Ialive: I'll Wait Forever (Ialive) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Christopher Icasiano: Provinces (Origin) [02-21] - jazz [B]
  • Iceblink: Carpet Cocoon (Moon Glyph) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Ichon: Pour De Vrai (911) [09-11] - hip-hop
  • Idle Hands: Solid Moments (Posi-Tone) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Idles: Ultra Mono (Partisan) [09-25] - post-punk [***]
  • Igorrr: Spirituality and Distortion (Metal Blade) [03-27] - metal
  • Johnny Iguana: Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular (Delmark) [08-21] - blues [**]
  • Ihsahn: Telemark (-EP) [02-14] - metal
  • Ihsahn: Pharos (Candlelight -EP) [09-11] - metal
  • IKB: Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus (Creative Sources -19) - jazz
  • Lila Ike: The ExPerience (RCA -EP) [05-15] - reggae
  • Il Gardino Armonico: Haydn: Die Schopfung (Alpha) [10-09] - classical
  • Il Quadro Di Troisi: Il Quadro Di Troisi (Raster) [10-16] - electronic
  • Ill Considered: Ill Considered 9: East/West (Ill Considered) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • Ill Scholars: Ill Scholars (Fonetap) [10-23] - hip-hop
  • Illuminati Hotties: Free IH: This Is Not the One You've Been Waiting For (self-released) [07-17] - art punk [*]
  • I'm Glad It's You: Every Sun Every Moon (6131) [05-15]
  • Damir Imamovic: Singer of Tales (Wrasse) [04-03] - world
  • The Imbeciles: The Imbeciles (self-released) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Immaterial Possession: Immaterial Possession (Cloud) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • The Immediate Family: Slippin' and Slidin' (Quarto Valley) [10-16] - rock
  • Imperial Triumphant: Alphaville (Century Media) [07-31] - avant-garde metal
  • In the Company of Serpents: Lux (In the Company of Serpents) [05-15] - metal
  • In This Moment: Mother (Atlantic/Roadrunner) [03-27] - metal
  • Hesam Inanlou: Amid (Rahgozar Haft Eghlim) [02-06] - Persian
  • Incantation: Sect of Vile Divinities (Relapse) [08-21] - metal
  • Incubus: Trust Fall (Side B) (Incubus -EP) [04-17] - rock
  • John Pal Inderberg Trio: Radio Inderberg (AMP Music) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Indian Queens: God Is a Woman (Cool Thing) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Rita Indiana: Mandinga Times (self-released) [09-08] - Latin
  • Indigo Girls: Look Long (Rounder) [05-22] - folk
  • Indigos: Indigos (Club AC30 -EP) [08-21]
  • Indoor Voices: Echoes (self-released -EP) [05-03]
  • Infant Island: Beneath (Dog Knights Productions) [05-15] - rock
  • Infinit: Ma Vie Est Un Film (DBF/Don Dada) [02-07] - hip-hop
  • Jasmine Infiniti: Bxtch Slap (New World Dysorder) [03-27] - club [**]
  • Infinity Knives: Dear, Sudan (Phantom Limb) [11-06]
  • Inga: Teeth and Tears (Trikont) [06-19] - pop
  • Ingested: Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader) [08-14] - metal
  • Dominic Ingham: Role Models (self-released) [06-12] - jazz
  • InMe: Jumpstart Hope (Killing Moon) [01-17]
  • Mikko Innanen: Autonomus I-XXX (Fiasko -19) [2019-11-01] - jazz
  • Innards: Back From the Grave, Straight in Your Face (Transcending Obscurity -EP) [02-21] - death metal
  • Neil Innes: How Sweet to Be an Idiot (Grapefruit) [05-22]
  • The Innocence Mission: See You Tomorrow (Therese) [01-17] - indie folk
  • Insect Ark: The Vanishing (Profound Lore) [02-28] - rock
  • InTechnicolour: Big Sleeper (Big Scary Monsters) [02-21]
  • Inter Arma: Garbers Days Revisited (Relapse) [07-10] - metal
  • Internal Rot: Grieving Birth (Iron Lung) [02-28] - metal
  • International Teachers of Pop: Pop Gossip (Desolate Spools) [08-28] - pop [**]
  • Internet Money: B4 the Storm (Internet Money) [08-28] - trap rap
  • Into It. Over It.: Figure (Triple Crown) [09-18] - emo
  • Intronaut: Fluid Existential Inversions (Metal Blade) [02-28] - prog metal
  • Inventions: Continuous Portrait (Temporary Residence) [05-29]
  • Invocation: Attunement to Death (Iron Bonehead -EP) [02-21] - metal
  • Iojii: Lo & Behold (Iojii) [01-14] - hip-hop
  • Gianni Iorio & Pasquale Stafano: Mediterranean Tales (Enja) - jazz
  • Isotope Ensemble: Radium (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Ist Ist: Architecture (Ist Ist) [05-01] - post-punk
  • IPA: Bashing Mushrooms (Cuneiform) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Jon Irabagon: I Don't Hear Nothin' but the Blues: Volume 3: Anatomical Snuffbox (Irabbagast) [11-06] - jazz [B-]
  • Iress: Flaw (self-released) [09-18] - shoegaze
  • Rafael Anton Irisarri: Peripeteia (Dais) [05-22]
  • Irist: Order of the Mind (Nuclear Blast) [03-27] - metal
  • Christoph Irniger Trio: Open City (Intakt) [08-21] - jazz [***]
  • Iron Mask: Master of Masters (AFM Organization) [11-25] - rock
  • The Irrepressibles: Superheroes () [07-24]
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Who Sent You? (International Anthem) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Live in Italy (self-released) [05-01] - jazz
  • Irreversible Entanglements: Irreversible Live in Berlin (self-released) [06-19] - jazz
  • Isabella: Melody Depleted (Ideal) [05-01] - electronic
  • Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit: Reunions (Southeastern) [05-15] - Americana [*]
  • Ian Isiah: Auntie (E1 Entertainment) [08-31] - r&b
  • Isla Mujeres: Secreto (Isla Mujeres) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • Islet: Eyelet (Fire) [03-06] - art pop
  • Ital Tek: Outland (Planet Mu) [05-01] - experimental electronic [**]
  • It's Immaterial: House for Sale (Burning Shed)
  • Anne Mette Iversen Quartet + 1: Racing a Butterfly (Bjurecords) [05-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeremy Ivey: Waiting out the Storm (Anti-) [10-16]
  • Ixachitlan: Eagle, Quetzal, and Condor (Night of the Palemoon) [03-08] - black metal
  • Alex Izenberg: Caravan Chateau (Domino/Weird World) [07-31]
  • IZ*ONE: BLOOM*IZ (Stone Music Entertainment) [02-17] - K-pop
  • Nicholas Jaar: Cenizas (Other People) [03-27] - ambient [*]
  • Nicholas Jaar: Telas (Other People) [07-17] - ambient [**]
  • Jabru: Old Rope (Jabru) [03-20] - grime
  • Jabu: Sweet Company (Do You Have Peace?) - electronica
  • Jacaszek: Music for Film (Ghostly International) [03-27]
  • Dylan Jack Quartet: The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man (Creative Nation Music) - jazz
  • Jackboy: Jackboy (self-released) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Frank Jacket: You Say Adios (Mula) [04-15]
  • Javon Jackson: Deja Vu (Solid Jackson) - jazz
  • Keefe Jackson/Jim Baker/Julian Kirshner: So Glossy and So Thin (Astral Spirits) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • Paris Jackson: Wilted (Republic) [11-13] - singer-songwriter
  • Jacksonville: FON (Hobbes Music -EP) [03-13] - electronic
  • Jadakiss: Ignatius (Def Jam/Roc Nation) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • Jade Hairpins: Harmony Avenue (Merge) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • The Jaded Hearts Club: You've Always Been Here (Helium-3/Infectious/BMG) [10-02]
  • Jadu Heart: Hyper Romance (VLF) [09-25]
  • Mia Jae: Couples Therapy (self-released -EP) [03-18] - soul
  • Kassel Jaeger: Swamps/Things (Shelter Press) [07-10] - ambient
  • Andy Jaffe Nonet + 3: Chorinhoso (Playscape) - jazz
  • Jaga Jazzist: Pyramid (Brainfeeder) [08-07] - jazz [**]
  • Jaguar Jonze: Diamonds & Liquid Gold (Nettwerk -EP) [04-17] - alt/indie
  • Jah9: Note to Self (VP) - reggae
  • Jahari Masamba Unit: Pardon My French (Madlib Invazion) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Jahi & Configa: Forward Future (Configaration) [03-07] - hip-hop
  • Sunny Jain: Wild Wild East (Smithsonian Folkways) [02-21] - Indian [*]
  • Siv Jakobsen: A Temporary Soothing (U OK?) [08-21]
  • Jakko Jakszyk: Secrets & Lies (Inside Out) [10-23] - jazz
  • Jam City: Pillowland (Earthly) [11-13] - alt/indie
  • Boldy James & the Alchemist: The Price of Tea in China (ALC/Boldy James) [02-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Boldy James & Sterling Toles: Manger on McNichols (Sector 7-G) [07-22] - hip-hop [***]
  • Boldy James: The Versace Tape (Griselda) [08-14] - hip-hop
  • Boldy James and Real Bad Man: Real Bad Boldy (Real Bad Man) [12-11] - hip-hop
  • Boney James: Solid (Concord) [06-12] - jazz
  • Bryan James: Politics or Religion (self-released) [06-11] - country
  • Early James: Singing for My Supper (Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch) [03-13] - Americana
  • Jose James: No Beginning No End 2 (Rainbow Blonde) [02-05] - vocal jazz
  • Leifur James: Angel in Disguise (Night Time Stories) [06-05]
  • Loraine James: Nothing (Hyperdub -EP) [10-02] - electronic [B]
  • Luke James: To Feel Love/d (Culture Collective/Howling Nights) [01-31]
  • Paul James: As We Go Wandering (PPJ) [01-31] - country
  • Wendy James: Queen High Straight (Cobraside) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Jamie 3:26: Jamie 3:26 Presents a Taste of Chicago (BBE) [03-27] - electronic
  • Henry Jamison: Tourism (Ultra Music) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Jamo Gang: Walking With Lions (Fat Beats) [04-10] - hip-hop
  • Janczarski & Siddik 4tet: Contemplation (ForTune) [09-23] - jazz
  • Jon Jang: The Pledge of Black/Asian Allegiance (Asian Improv) [06-19] - jazz
  • Tomas Janzon: 130th & Lenox (Changes) - jazz
  • Japandroids: Massey Fucking Hall (Anti) [06-26]
  • Jarboe: Illusory (Consouling Sounds) [04-16] - metal
  • Sarah Jarosz: World on the Ground (Rounder) [06-05] - bluegrass [***]
  • Keith Jarrett: Budapest Concert (ECM -2CD) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Jarv Is: Beyond the Pale (Rough Trade) [07-17] - art rock [A-]
  • Yves Jarvis: Sundry Rock Song Stock (Anti-) [09-25] - psychedelic folk
  • Jaunt: All in One (Jaunt) [04-16]
  • Salim Jaid and Santiago Bogasz: Una Mirada Perdida/Elle Se Convirtio En Sus Ojos (self-released) - jazz
  • Jawny: For Abby (Interscope) [10-27]
  • Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony (Roc Nation) [03-13] - abstract hip-hop [*]
  • Jay Electronica: Act III: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) (Roc Nation) [10-05] - abstract hip-hop
  • Rajiv Jayaweera: Pistils (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • The Jayhawks: XOXO (Sham) [07-10] - alt-country
  • Jaye Jayle: Prisyn (Sargent House) [08-07]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays II (Blue Engine -19) [2019-10-25] - Christmas jazz
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Sherman Irby's Inferno (Blue Engine) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: The Music of Wayne Shorter (Blue Engine -2CD) [01-31] - jazz [B-]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Black Brown & Beige (Blue Engine) [03-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis: Rock Chalk Suite (Blue Engine) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Christopher Crenshaw's the Fifties: A Prism (Blue Engine) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: The Ever Fonky Lowdown (Blue Engine -2CD) [08-21] - jazz [B-]
  • Jazzagenturen: The Stockholm Corona Sessions Volume One (Bra Skivor) - jazz
  • Jazzagenturen: The Stockholm Corona Sessions Volume Two (Bra Skivor) - jazz
  • Jazzmyn RED: REDvolution (Jazzmyn RED) [08-28] - hip-hop
  • Jazzrausch Bigband: Beethoven's Breakdown (ACT Music) [03-27] - jazz
  • The JCA Orchestra: Live at the BPC (JCA) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Jealous of the Birds: Peninsula (Atlantic) [09-18] - alt/indie [*]
  • Mick Jenkins: The Circus (Free Nation/Cinematic) [01-10] - hip-hop
  • Clarice Jensen: The Experience of Repetition as Death (130701) [04-03] - electronic
  • Carly Rae Jepsen: Dedicated Side B (School Boy) [05-22] - pop [**]
  • Jetstream Pony: Jetstream Pony (Shelflife) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Park Hye Jin: How Can I (Ninja Tune -EP) [06-26] - deep house
  • Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra: Midnight Stroll (self-released) - jazz
  • Oscar Jerome: Breathe Deep (Caroline) [08-14] - neo-soul
  • Jesu: Terminus (Avalanche) [11-13]
  • Jim Bob: Pop Up Jim Bob (Cherry Red) [08-14]
  • Jimanica: Nothing but Cosmos (Jeminic) [01-08] - electronic
  • Cody Jinks: Red Rocks Live (Late August) [12-04] - country
  • JME: Grime MC (Boy Better Know Entertainment) [11-29] - hip-hop
  • Joan: Cloudy (self-released -EP) [08-06]
  • Joan as Police Woman: Cover Two (Sweet Police) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Joan of Arc: Tim Melina Theo Bobby (Joyful Noise) [12-04]
  • Jobs: Endless Birthdays (Ramp Local) [08-07]
  • Jockstrap: Wicked City (Warp -EP) [06-19] - glitch pop [B]
  • Joe & the Shitboys: The Reson for Hardcore Vibes (Joe & the Shitboys) [10-23]
  • Joesef: Does It Make You Feel Good? (Bold Cut -EP) [10-09]
  • Alain Johannes: Hum (Ipecac) [07-31]
  • Johann Johannsson/Yair Elazar Glotman: Last and First Men (Deutsche Grammophon) [08-06] - soundtrack
  • Sverre Knut Johansen: Dreams Beyond (Spotted Peccary)
  • Kacey Johansing: No Better Time (Night Bloom) [11-20]
  • Eric Johanson: Below Sea Level (Nola Blue) - jazz
  • Joanna John/Burkhard Stangl: Lynx (Interstellar -19) - jazz
  • Aubrey Johnson: Unraveled (Outside In Music) [03-20] - jazz [B-]
  • Hermione Johnson: Tremble (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Jimmy Johnson: Every Day of Your Life (Delmark -19) [2019-12-06] - blues [**]
  • Josh Johnson: Freedom Exercise (Northern Spy) [10-09] - jazz [*]
  • Josiah Johnson: Every Feeling on a Loop (Anti-) [09-04] - folk
  • Russ Johnson/Dave Rempis/Joshua Abrams/Isaiah Spencer/Jeremy Cunningham: Harmattan (Aerophonic) [08-19] - jazz [***]
  • Joji: Nectar (88rising) [09-25] - pop
  • JoJo: Good to Know (Warner) [05-01] - r&b
  • A Joker's Rage: The Rain Dance (self-released -19) [2019-10-25]
  • AF Jones: A Jurist for Nothing (Gertrude Tapes) [03-29] - electronic
  • Caleb Landry Jones: The Mother Stone (Sacred Bones) [05-01] - neo-psychedelia
  • Kelly Jones: Don't Let the Devil Take Another Day (Parlophone) [12-04]
  • Lee Jones: Down Into Light (Mad as Hell) [09-04] - minimal techno
  • Lyric Jones: Closer Than They Appear (Bars Only Entertainment -EP) [10-27]
  • Paul Jones: Let's Get Tropical (Outside In Music) [02-21] - jazz
  • Scott Jones: Fictioal Characters (Autumn Hill) - jazz
  • Zora Jones: Ten Billion Angels (Fractal Fantasy) [09-08]
  • Jonathan Something: Cannibal House Rules (Solitaire) [08-07]
  • Karen Jonas: The Southwest Sky & Other Dreams (Yellow Brick) [08-28] - country [**]
  • Norah Jones: Pick Me Up Off the Floor (Blue Note) [06-12] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Jonnine: Blue Hills (Boomkat Editions) [12-11] - electronic
  • Jonsi: Shiver (Krunk) [10-02] - glitch pop
  • Alex Jonsson: Heathland (self-released) - jazz
  • Choi Joonyong/Jin Sangtae: Hole in My Head (Erstwhile) [11-05]
  • Jordablod: The Cabinet of Numinous Song (Jordablod) [01-24] - metal
  • India Jordan: For You (Local Action -EP) [05-20] - house
  • Edward "Kidd" Jordan/Joel Futterman/William Parker/Hamid Drake: A Tribute to Alvin Fielder: Live at Vision Festival XXIV (Mahakala Music) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Sass Jordan: Rebel Moon Blues (Stony Plain) [03-13] - B\blues
  • Jordana: Something to Say (Grand Jury Music -EP) [07-31]
  • Seu Jorge & Roge: Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions (Night Dreamer) [01-06]
  • Jerry Joseph: The Beautiful Madness (Decor) [08-21]
  • Jason Joshua & the Beholders: Alegria Y Tristeza (Fat Beats) [02-28] - r&b
  • Jouska: Everything Is Good (Kokeplate) [09-11]
  • Jowell & Randy: Viva El Perreo (Rimas Entertainment) [08-06]
  • Joyfultalk: A Separation of Being (Constellation) [03-13]
  • Joyryde: Brave (Hard Recs) [04-03] - electronic
  • Joywave: Possession (Hollywood/Cultco) [03-13]
  • JPEGMafia: EP! (Universal Republic -EP) [11-06] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jubileum Quartet [Joelle Leandre/Evan Parker/Agusti Fernandez/Zlatko Kaucic]: A Uis? (Not Two) [07-10] - jazz [**]
  • Louis Jucker: Something Went Wrong (Hummus) [10-30] - folk
  • Andrew Judah: Impossible Staircase (Sounds Suspicious) [04-20]
  • Pete Judge: Piano 2 (PJM)
  • Juice WRLD: Legends Never Die (Grade A/Interscope) [07-10] - trap rap [B]
  • Juicy J: The Hustle Continues (EOne) [11-27] - hip-hop
  • July Talk: Pray for It (Sleepless/BMG) [07-10]
  • Juman: Music to Study To (self-released -EP) [03-11] - soul
  • Jumpstarted Plowhards: Round One (Recess -19) [2019-10-04] - punk [*]
  • Larry June and Cardo: Cruise USA (Free Minded) [05-07] - hip-hop
  • Jungle Brothers: Keep It Jungle (JBeez) [04-17] - hip-hop
  • Junglepussy: JP4 (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar) [10-23] - experimental hip-hop [*]
  • Junia-T: Studio Monk (3-5 Playa Productions/Pirates Blend) [01-24] - hip-hop
  • Junior H: Atrapado En Un Sueno (Rancho Humilde/Z) [03-27]
  • Juniore: Un Deux Trois (Le Phonographe) [02-28] - pop/rock [**]
  • Juniper: Juniper (self-released) [06-01] - teen pop [A-]
  • Junk Drawer: Ready for the House (Art for Blind) [04-24]
  • Junk Magic: Compass Confusion (Pyroclastic) [10-30] - jazz [***]
  • Juno: BCN626 (Juno) [07-17]
  • Jura Soundsystem: Transmission Two (Isle of Jura) [03-13]
  • Damien Jurado: What's New, Tomboy? (Mama Bird) [05-01] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Vic Juris: Let's Cool One (SteepleChase) [05-08] - jazz [*]
  • Saunder Jurriaans: Beasts (Decca)
  • The Just Joans: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of the Just Joans (Fika) [01-10] - indie pop
  • JyellowL: 2020 Division (JyellowL) [11-20] - hip-hop
  • Jyoti (Georgia Anne Muldrow): Mama, You Can Bet! (SomeOthaShip) [08-28] - vocal jazz [**]
  • JZ Replacement: Disrespectful (Rainy Days) - jazz
  • K Michelle: All Monsters Are Human (EOne) [01-31] - r&b [**]
  • KA: Descendants of Cain (Iron Works) [05-01] - abstract hip-hop [***]
  • Seba Kaapstad: Konke (Mello Music Group) [11-13]
  • Kaatayra: Toda Historia Pela Frente (self-released) [08-16] - metal
  • Kabaka Pyramid x Federation Sound: Immaculate (self-released) - reggae
  • Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams: Plastic Bouquet (New West) [12/11] - alt-country [**]
  • Kadavar: The Isolation Tapes (Robotor) [10-23]
  • George Kahn: Dream Catcher (Playing) - jazz
  • Duwap Kaine: Underdog 2 (Kaine) [06-10] - hip-hop
  • Kairon; IRSE!: Polysomm (Svart) [09-11] - shoegaze
  • Maria Kalaniemi & Eero Grundstrom: Mielo (Akero) [04-24] - folk
  • Leven Kali: Hightide (Interscope) [05-01] - r&b
  • KALIL & Cam Harris: Order (Second State Audio -EP) [05-29] - electronic
  • Kaliyuga: In Hearts Wake (UNFD) [08-07]
  • Kall: Brand (Prophecy Productions) [06-19] - metal
  • Sten Kallman & Sanba Zao: Mapou (Country & Eastern) [11-19] - jazz
  • Kamakaze/Eyez/Capo Lee/Big Zuu: Royal Rumble (Ditto) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Kamaiyah: Got It Made (GRND.WRK/Empire) [02-21] - hip-hop
  • Kamancello: Of Shadows (Independiente) [07-03]
  • Kamixlo: Cicatriz (Pan) [10-30] - electronic
  • Kanaan: Odense Sessions (El Paraiso) [02-14] - rock
  • Kanaan: Double Sun (El Paraiso) [04-24] - rock
  • Faten Kanaan: A Mythology of Circles (Fire) [11-13]
  • Eyvind Kang: Ajaeng Ajaeng (Ideologic Organ) [05-04] - alt/indie
  • Maria Kannegaard Trio: Sand I En Vik (Jazzland) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Kansas: The Absence of Presence (Inside Out Music) [07-17]
  • Kansas Smitty's: Things Happened Here (Ever) [06-26]
  • Noah Kaplan Quartet: Out of the Hole (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Pandelis Karayorgis Double Trio: CliffPools (Driff) [02-12] - jazz
  • Mav Karlo: Strangers Like Us (Royal Mountain) [10-16]
  • Karkara: Nowhere Land (Stolen Body) [11-13] - rock
  • Sundara Karma: Kill Me (Chess Club -EP) [11-24]
  • Matt Karmil: STS371 (Smalltown Supersound) [03-27]
  • Karuna Trio: Imaginary Archipelago (Meta) - jazz
  • Kasbo: The Making of a Paracosm (Counter) [10-23] - electronic
  • Kassav: 40eme Anniversaire: Le Concert (Note A Bene) [02-28] - Haiti
  • Kataklysm: Unconquered (Nuclear Blast) [09-25] - metal
  • Katatonia: City Burials (Peaceville) [04-24] - metal
  • Kate NV: Room for the Moon (RVNG Intl) [06-12] - art pop [A-]
  • Salome Katrin: Water (IC) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • Kyoko Katsunuma + Jun Miyake: Colomena (P-Vine -19) [2019-09-18] - jazz
  • Zebra Katz: Less Is Moor (ZFK) [03-20] - experimental hip-hop
  • Zlatko Kaucic/Tomaz Grom: The Ear Is in the Shadow of the Eye (Sploh -19) [2019-12-17] - jazz
  • Roland Kayn: A Pan-Air Music (Reiger-records-reeks) [12-04] - electronic
  • Kaze & Ikue Mori: Sand Storm (Libra) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • Bastien Keb: The Killing of Eugene Peeps (Gearbox) [10-09] - jazz
  • David Keenan: A Beginner's Guide to Bravery (Rubyworks) [01-10]
  • Keep Dancing Inc: Embrace (Un-Plan Simple) [10-23]
  • Kehlani: It Was Good Until It Wasn't (TSNMI/Atlantic) [05-08] - r&b [A-]
  • Aly Keita/Jan Galega Bronnimann/Lucas Niggli: Kalan Teban (Intakt) [01-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Tyler Keith: The Last Drag (Black & Wyatt) [04-10] - rock
  • KeiyaA: Forever, Ya Girl (Keiya) [03-27] - neo-soul [**]
  • Keleketia: Keleketia! (Ahead of Our Time) [07-03] - afrobeat [**]
  • Andrea Keller: Transients: Volume 2 (self-released) - jazz
  • Andrea Keller's Five Below: Life Is Beautiful (self-released) [06-26] - jazz
  • Andrea Keller: Journey Home (self-released) [09-25] - jazz
  • Kevin Keller: The Front Porch of Heaven (Kevin Heller)
  • Paul Kelly/Paul Grabowsky: Please Leave Your Light On (Cooking Vinyl) [08-14]
  • Ruston Kelly: Shape & Destroy (Concord/Rounder) [08-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Jon-Erik Kellso: Sweet Fruits Salty Roots (Jazzology) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Kem: Love Always Wins (Motown) [08-28] - r&b
  • Nelson Kempf: Family Dollar (Hourglass) [07-24]
  • Dom Kennedy: Rap N Roll (OPM) [09-25] - hip-hop
  • Tom Kennedy: Stories (self-released) - jazz
  • Madeline Kenney: Sucker's Lunch (Carpark) [07-31] - indie pop
  • KennyHoopla: How Will I Rest in Peace if I'm Buried by a Highway? (self-released) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • KenTheMan: 40 da 304's (Independent) [08-28] - hip-hop
  • Mazen Kerbaj: Solo Trumpet Vol 2.2 Cuts, Overdubs, Use of Electronics (Discrepant -19) - jazz
  • Mazen Kerbaj: The Corona Diaries () - jazz
  • Kes: We Home (Ineffable) [08-28] - reggae
  • Kesha: High Road (Kemosabe) [01-31] - pop [*]
  • Eva Kess: Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars (Neuklang) [08-28] - jazz [***]
  • Kestrels: Dream or Don't Dream (Darla) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Stefan Keune/Dominic Lash/Steve Noble: And Now (FMR) - jazz
  • Kevel: Mutatis Mutandis (I Voidhanger) - metal
  • Kevin & the Bikes: Ironic Songs (self-released) [11-14] - alt/indie
  • Key Glock: Yellow Tape (Paper Route/Empire) [01-31] - mixtape
  • Alicia Keys: Alicia (RCA) [09-18] - r&b [**]
  • Chris Keys: Innocent Country 2 (Mello Music Group) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Keys & Screws [Thomas Borgmann/Jan Roder/Willi Kellers]: Some More Jazz (NoBusiness) - jazz [A-]
  • Keznamdi: Bloodline (self-released) - reggae
  • Donna Khalife: Hope Is the Thing With Feathers (self-released -19) [2019-11-19] - vocal jazz
  • Amjad Ali Khan/Sharon Isbin: Strings for Peace (Zoho) [05-22] - jazz
  • Khotin: Finds You Well (Ghostly International) [09-25]
  • Khruangbin & Leon Bridges: Texas Sun (Dead Oceans -EP) [02-07] - psychedelic soul
  • Khruangbin: Mordechai (Dead Oceans) [06-26] - neo-psychedelia [*]
  • Khruangbin: Late Night Tales (Late Night Tales) [12-04] - dj mix
  • Khusugtun: Jangar (Buda Musique) [08-28] - world
  • Kicksie: All My Friends (Bedhead) [08-21]
  • Kid Abstrakt & Emapea: Jazzy Vibes (Raw Rhythm/Emapea Music) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon III: The Chosen (Republic) [12-11] - pop rap [**]
  • The Kid Laroi: Fuck Love (Columbia) [07-24]
  • Kidbug: Kidbug (Joyful Noise) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Kidsmoke: A Vision in the Dark (Libertino) [06-19]
  • Kiesza: Crave (Zebra Spirit Tribe) [08-14]
  • Kiiara: Lil Kiwii (Atlantic) [10-09] - electropop
  • Kill Lincoln: Can't Complain (Bad Time)
  • Killah Priest: Rocket to Nebula (Proverbs) [05-31] - hip-hop
  • Killer Be Killed: Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast) [11-20] - groove metal
  • Killer Kin: Bad Bad Minds (Killer Kin) [01-20] - rock
  • The Killers: Imploding the Mirage (Island) [08-21] - new wave [B]
  • Kiln: Astral Welder (Ghostly International) [11-20] - electronic
  • Kilo: Maybe We Could (Ghostly International) [07-17] - electronic
  • Sukyung Kim: Lilac Hill (self-released -EP) [05-10] - jazz [*]
  • Will Kimbrough: Spring Break (Daphne) [10-23] - country [A-]
  • Kimono Drag Queens: Songs of Worship (Copper Feast) [11-06] - rock
  • Kinderzimmer Productions: Todesverahtung to Go (Gronland) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Kaki King: Modern Yesterdays (Cantaloupe Music) [10-23]
  • Marcus King: El Dorado (Fantasy) [01-17]
  • King Buzzo With Trevor Dunn: Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac) [08-14]
  • King Charles: Out of My Mind (Buffalo Game Limited) [04-17]
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: Chunky Shrapnel (ATO) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard: KG (Flightless) [11-20] - psychedelic rock
  • King Hannah: Tell Me Your Mind and I'll Tell You Mine (City Slang) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • King Khan: The Infinte Ones (Khannabilism) [10-30] - jazz
  • King Krule: Man Alive! (True Pather) [02-21] - art rock [B]
  • King Von: Levon James (Only the Family Entertainment/Empire) [03-06] - hip-hop
  • Troy Kingi: The Ghost of Freddie Cesar (Allgood Absolute Alternative) [09-11] - r&b
  • Kings of the Valley: Kings of the Valley (Wonderful & Strange) - rock
  • Roy Kinsey: Kinsey: A Memoir (self-released) [02-20] - hip-hop
  • Masamichi Kinoshita: Ftarri's Harmonium (Ftarri) - jazz
  • Kirby: Sis (self-released) [01-31] - r&b
  • John Carroll Kirby: My Garden (Stones Throw) [04-24] - instrumental
  • Quin Kirchner: The Shadows and the Light (Astral Spirits) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Kitchen: Halloween in August (Snowsounds) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Kite: People You Must Look at Me (Unheard) - jazz
  • Kitgut Quartet: 'Tis Too Late to Be Wise (Harmonia Mundi) [01-17] - classical
  • Jesse Kivel: Infinite Jest (New Feelings) [11-13]
  • Matt Kivel: That Day, on the Beach (Pedro Y El Lobo) [06-12] - new age
  • Kiwi Jr: Football Money (Persona Non Grata) [01-17] - alt/indie [**]
  • Christian Kjellvander: About Love and Loving Again (Tapete) [10-30] - alt/indie
  • Jordan Klassen: Tell Me What to Do (Fontana North) [05-22] - folk
  • Kl(aus): Kl(aus) 2 (Castles in Space) [01-31] - electronic
  • Kllo: Maybe We Could (Ghostly International) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Klo Pelgag: Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (Secret City) [06-26] - baroque pop
  • Klub Des Loosers: Vanite (Ombrage) [09-18] - hip-hop
  • ERR: grade bad priority: KMRU: Peel
  • KMRU: Peel (Editions Mego) [07-23] - electronic [*]
  • KMRU: Opaquer (Dagoretti) [08-15] - electronic
  • Sofija Knezevic: Sofijazz (Archival) [04-30] - jazz
  • Aidan Knight: Aidan Knight (Next Door) [08-28]
  • Peter Knight's Gigspanner Big Band: Natural Invention (Gigspanner) [04-10] - folk
  • Knot: Knot (Exploding in Sound) [08-28]
  • Knuckle Puck: 20/20 (Rise) [09-18] - pop punk
  • Knucks: London Class () [09-11]
  • Wednesday Knudsen & Willie Lane: Long Time 'Til Tomorrow (Feeding Tube) - folk
  • Kirk Knuffke: Brightness: Live in Amsterdam (Royal Potato Family) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Kirk Knuffke: Tight Like This (SteepleChase) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • K-Lone: Cape Cira (Wisdom Teeth) [04-24]
  • Knxwledge: 1988 (Stones Throw) [03-27] - hip-hop [B]
  • Gordon Koang: Unity (Music in Exile) [08-14]
  • Denin Koch: Re: Manhattan Project (self-released) - jazz
  • Kodaline: One Day at a Time (AWAL) [06-12]
  • Tony Kofi: Another Kind of Soul (Last Music Company) [04-24] - jazz
  • Masayo Koketsu/Lao Dan/Deng Boyu/Li Diaguo: Burning Bookshop II (Old Heaven Books) - jazz
  • Adam Kolker: Lost (Sunnyside) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Kolsch: Now Here No Where (Kompakt) [09-25] - electronic
  • Koney: Koney (High Dive) [06-26]
  • Kooba Tercu: Proto Tekno (Rocket) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Kool AD: The Pacifist Game () [01-24] - mixtape
  • Kool AD: Peace () [06-05] - mixtape
  • Patricia Kopatchinskaja/Giovanni Antonini/Il Giardino Armonica: What's Next Vivaldi? (Alpha) [07-18] - classical
  • Simone Kopmajer: Christmas (Lucky Mojo) [11-20] - holiday jazz [U]
  • Benjamin Koppel/Kenny Werner/Scott Colley/Jack DeJohnette: The Art of the Quartet (Cowbell Music/Unit -2CD) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Benjamin Koppel/Tine Rehling/Henrik Dam Thomsen: Les Mobiles (Cowbell Music) [07-04] - jazz [*]
  • Darren Korb: Hades [Original Soundtrack] (Supergiant Games) [09-16]
  • Chris Korda: Polymeter (Mental Groove) [06-05] - jazz
  • The Koreatown Oddity: Little Dominiques Nosebleed (Stones Throw) [06-19] - hip-hop [***]
  • Korine: New Arrangements (Born Losers) [10-31] - electronic
  • Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective: Night Dreamer Direct-to-Disc Sessions (Night Dreamer) - jazz
  • Kos: An Uncaught Bird (Forlaget Kornmod) - jazz
  • Kota the Friend: Everything (FLTBYS) [05-22] - hip-hop
  • Thomas Kotcheff: Frederic Rzewski: Songs of Insurrection (Coviello Classics) [11-13] - classical
  • Kenny Kotwitz & the LA Jazz Quintet: When Lights Are Low (PMRecords) [08-01] - jazz [*]
  • Sofia Kourtesis: Sarita Colonia (Studio Barnhus -EP) [02-14] - deep house
  • Mark Kozelek With Ben Boye and Jim White: 2 (Caldo Verde) [02-07]
  • Mark Kozelek: All the Best, Isaac Hayes (Caldo Verde) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: Breath & Hammer (Table Pounding) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Krakow Loves Adana: Darkest Dreams (self-released) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Diana Krall: This Dream of You (Verve) [09-25] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Krallice: Mass Cathexis (Gilead Media) [08-07] - metal
  • Wayne Krantz: Write Out Your Head (Abstract Logix) - jazz
  • Kevin Krauter: Full Hand (Bayonet) [02-28] - dream pop
  • The Krayolas: Savage Young Krayolas (Box Record) [11-27] - rock
  • Jonathan Kreisberg: Capturing Spirits: JKQ Live! (New for Now) - jazz
  • Robby Krieger: The Ritual Begins at Sundown (The Players Group) - jazz
  • James Krivchenia: A New Found Relaxation (House Arrest) [06-26] - new age
  • Brian Krock: Viscera (self-released) - jazz
  • Krononaut: Krononaut (Tak:til) [09-04]
  • Kronos Quartet: Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger (Smithsonian Folkways) [10-09] - classical
  • Peter Kronreif & Wayfarers: Aeronautics (Fresh Sound New Talent -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz
  • Krosis: A Memoir of Free Will (Unique Leader) [02-07]
  • KRS-One: Between Da Protests (RAMP Ent Agency) [12-21] - hip-hop [***]
  • Krust: The Edge of Everything (Crosstown Rebels) [11-06] - IDM
  • Maria Kruttli: The Kind of Happy One (QFTF) - jazz
  • KSI: Dissimulation (RBC) [05-22] - UK hip-hop
  • K-Trap: Street Side Effects (Black Butter) [11-13] - Korean hip-hop
  • Martin Kuchen & Landaeus Trio: Mind the Gap of Silence (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Emily Kuhn: Sky Stories (BACE) [10-30] - jazz
  • Joachim Kuhn/Mateusz Smoczynski: Speaking Sound (ACT) [01-31] - jazz
  • Stefanie Kunckler Ymonos: Amateur (Unit -EP) [02-21] - jazz
  • Emma Kupa: It Will Come Easier (Fika) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Takuya Kuroda: Fly Moon Die Soon (First Word) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • Kutiman: Wachaga (Siyal) [07-17]
  • Samo Kutin/Martin Kuchen: Stutter and Strike (Sploh) - jazz
  • Juliet Kurtzman/Pete Malinverni: Candlelight: Love in the Time of Cholera (Saranac) [11-13] - jazz [B]
  • Bronius Kutavicius: Last Pagan Rites/From the Yotvingian Stone (Music Information Centre Lithuania -19) [2019-12-31] - classical
  • Kuzu [Dave Rempis/Tashi Dorji/Tyler Damon]: Purple Dark Opal (Aerophonic) [02-18] - jazz [***]
  • Kvelertak: Splid (Rise) [02-14] - hardcore punk
  • Dan Kye: Small Moments (Rhythm Section International) [11-20] - electronic
  • Kygo: Golden Hour (Kygo Music) [05-29] - electronic
  • Kyshona: Listen (Tone Tree Music) [02-28] - folk
  • La Dame Blanche: Ella (Nacional) [09-25] - latin
  • La Volumbe Courbe: Fourteen Years (Honest Jon's) [11-13] - folk
  • Lianne La Havas: Lianne La Havas (Nonesuch) [07-17] - r&b [*]
  • La Lucha: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Arbors) [06-12] - jazz [B]
  • La Pingo's Orquesta & Todd Clouser: Midwest/Bajio (Ropeadope Sur) [07-10] - jazz [*]
  • La Roux: Supervision (Believe) [02-07] - synthpop
  • LA Priest: Gene (Domino) [06-05]
  • LA Witch: Play With Fire (Suicide Squeeze) [08-21] - garage rock
  • Shannon LaBrie: Building (Moraine) [09-25] - rock
  • Yazmin Lacey: Morning Matters (The Orchard) [03-27] - r&b
  • Jimothy Lacoste: The Safeway (Spinnup) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Lady Gaga: Chromatica (Interscope) [05-29] - pop [***]
  • Pokey LaFarge: Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West) [04-10] - old-time
  • Jimmy LaFave: Highway Angels . . . Full Moon Rain (Night Tribe Music) [11-27] - folk
  • Lafawndah: The Fifth Season (Latency) [09-08] - alt/indie
  • Natalia Lafourcade: Un Canto Por Mexico Vol 1 (Sony Mexico) [05-08] - Mexican
  • Mon Laferte: Sola Con Mis Monstruos (Polydor) [01-31] - latin
  • Mario Laginha/Julian Arguelles/Helge Andreas Norbakken: Atlantico (Edition) [11-20] - jazz [***]
  • John Lake: Seven Angels (Outside In Music) [06-26] - jazz
  • Seth Lakeman: A Pilgrim's Tale (BMG) [02-07]
  • Laksa: Fire Kit EP (Hessle Audio) [12-06]
  • Dalai Lama: Inner World (Hitco) [07-06] - spoken word
  • Rupert Lally: Strange Systems (Third Kind) [04-12] - electronic
  • Rupert Lally: When the Dark Speaks (Spun Out of Control) [10-31] - electronic
  • Lamasz: Nature Morte (Past Inside the Present) [10-23] - electronic
  • Lamb of God: Lamb of God (Epic) [06-19] - alt metal
  • Lambchop: Trip (Merge) [11-13]
  • Adam Lambert: Velvet (More Is More/Empire) [03-20] - synth funk
  • Stephanie Lambring: Autonomy (Tone Tree Music) [10-23] - folk [**]
  • Ray LaMontagne: Monovision (RCA) [06-26] - adult alt/indie
  • Faiz Lamouri: Inner Light (Fresh Sound New Talent) - jazz
  • Lamp of Murmur: Heir of Ecliptical Romanticism (self-released) [10-02] - metal
  • Land of Talk: Indistinct Conversations (Saddle Creek) [07-31] - pop/rock
  • Land Trance: First Seance (Dense Truth) [05-01] - easy listening
  • Gill Landry: Skeleton at the Banquet (Loose Music) [01-24] - pop
  • Landshapes: Contact (Bella Union) [12-11]
  • Lane 8: Brightest Lights (This Never Happened) [01-10] - electronic
  • David Lang/Quince Ensemble: Love Fail (Innova) [04-24] - classical
  • Lang Lang: Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations [Deluxe Edition] (Deutsche Grammophon) - classical
  • Nils Landgren & Jan Lundgren: Kristallen (ACT) [01-10] - jazz [**]
  • Landowner: Consultant (Born Yesterday) [09-25]
  • Sonny Landreth: Blacktop Run (Provogue) [02-21] - blues [*]
  • Mark Lanegan: Straight Songs of Sorrow (Heavenly) [05-08] - singer-songwriter
  • Tory Lanez: The New Toronto 3 (Interscope) [04-10] - trap rap
  • Brian Landrus/Fred Hersch/Drew Gress/Billy Hart: For Now (BlueLand) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Oscar Lang: Antidote to Being Bored (Dirty Hit -EP) [12-04]
  • Roberto Carlos Lange: Kite Symphony: Four Variations (Ballroom Marfa) [06-26] - ambient
  • Rhys Langston: Language Arts Unit (Rhys Langston) [02-26] - hip-hop
  • Lantern: Dimensions (Dark Descent) [06-19] - metal
  • Lanterns on the Lake: Spook the Herd (Bella Union) [02-21]
  • Lanterns on the Lake: The Realilst EP (Bella Union -EP) [12-11]
  • LANY: Mama's Boy (Polydor) [10-02]
  • Jessy Lanza: All the Time (Hyperdub) [07-24] - electronic [*]
  • Travis LaPlante & Yarn/Wire: Inner Garden (New Amsterdam) [10-09] - jazz
  • Lapsley: Through Water (XL) [03-20] - art pop
  • Laraaji: Sun Piano (All Saints) [07-17] - new age
  • Laraaji: Moon Piano () [10-09] - new age
  • Laraaji: Through Luminous Eyes (All Saints -EP) [10-30] - new age
  • Large Unit/Fendika: EthioBraz (PNL -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Larkin Poe: Self Made Man (Tricki-Woo) [06-12]
  • Ray Larsen: Songs to Fill the Air (Slow & Steady) [04-03] - vocal jazz
  • Dr Pete Larson and His Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band: Dr Pete Larson and His Cytotoxic Nyatiti Band (Dagonetti) [06-12]
  • Harald Lassen: Human Sampling (Jazzland) [11-13] - jazz [B]
  • Last Dream of the Morning [John Butcher/John Edwards/Mark Sanders]: Crucial Anatomy (Trost) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Late Night Final: A Wonderful Hope (PIAS)
  • Lastkaj 14: Speglar Och Rok (Bells On/X5 Music Group) [03-27] - rock
  • Bill Laswell: Against Empire (MOD Reloaded) [04-10] - jazz
  • Mary Lattimore: Silver Ladders (Ghostly International) [10-09] - new age [*]
  • Pak Yan Lau & Darin Gray: Trudge Lightly (By the Bluest of Seas) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ingrid Laubrock + Kris Davis: Blood Moon (Intakt) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Ingrid Laubrock: Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt (Intakt) [11-20] - jazz [*]
  • Ingrid Laubrock: Stir Crazy Episodes 31-45 (self-released) [11-01] - jazz
  • Lukas Lauermann: I N (Col Legno) [09-18] - classical
  • Laume: Waterbirth (Carpark) [01-17] - electropop
  • Laundromat: Green EP (Brace Yourself -EP) [11-27]
  • Laurel: Petrol Bloom (Caroline -EP) [12-03]
  • Dustin Laurenzi's Natural Language: A Time and a Place (Woolgathering) - jazz
  • Lauv: How I'm Feeling (AWAL) [03-06] - electropop
  • C Lavender: Myth of Equilibrium (Editions Mego) [05-15] - ambient
  • Lavender Diamond: Now Is the Time (Petaluma) [12-04]
  • Lavender Flu: Barbarian Dust (In the Red) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Ciaran Lavery: Plz Stay, BB (self-released) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Bettye LaVette: Blackbirds (Verve) [08-28] - r&b [***]
  • Ant Law: The Sleeper Wakes (Edition) [07-24] - jazz
  • John Law's Congregation: Configuration (Ubuntu Music) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • The Lawrence Arms: Skeleton Coast (Epitaph) [07-17] - punk
  • Laylow: Trinity (Digital Mundo) [02-28] - hip-hop
  • Gabor Lazar: Source (Planet Mu) [06-26] - electronic
  • LazyGod X Cartier'GOD: VaporDrip (self-released -EP) [05-05] - hip-hop
  • LCSM [Likwid Continual Space Motion]: Earthbound (Super-Sonic Jazz) [06-15] - jazz [***]
  • Cate Le Bon: Here It Comes Again (Mexican Summer) [03-11]
  • Le Couleur: Concorde (Lisbon Lux) [09-11]
  • Olivier Le Goas & Reciprocity: Onramp of Heaven Dreams (Challenge) - jazz
  • Le Ren: Morning & Melancholia (Secretly Canadian -EP) [07-31]
  • Joelle Leandre/Robert Dick/Miya Masaoka: Solar Wind (Not Two) [01-27] - jazz
  • Joelle Leandre/Myra Melford/Lauren Newton: Stormy Whispers (Fundacja Sluchaj) - jazz
  • Joelle Leandre/Pascal Contet: Area Sismica (We Insist!) - jazz
  • Anja Lechner/Francois Couturier: Lontano (ECM) [10-16] - jazz
  • Lecrae: Restoration (Reach) [08-21] - post-rap
  • Kiana Lede: Kiki (Republic) [04-03] - r&b
  • Logan Ledger: Logan Ledger (Rounder) [04-03] - rockabilly
  • Ledisi: The Wild Card (Listen Back Entertainment) [08-28] - r&b
  • Cindy Lee: What's Tonight to Eternity (W.25th) [02-14] - lo-fi
  • Cindy Lee: Cat O' Nine Tails (CCQSK Enterprises) [04-14] - hypnagogic pop
  • Douglas Lee: Themes for Falling Down Stairs (self-released) - jazz
  • Gabe Lee: Honky Tonk Hell (Torrez Music Group) [03-13] - country [**]
  • Howie Lee: 7 Weapons Series (Maloca) [09-04] - electronic
  • Jimin Lee: Strange Flower (Mirrorball) - jazz
  • Okkyung Lee: Yeo-Neun (Shelter Press) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Sam Lee: Old Wow (Cooking Vinyl) [01-31] - folk
  • Tommy Lee: Andro (Better Noise Music) [10-16]
  • Lee Han: Piwa Pi (Ghost Plants) [11-13]
  • The Lees of Memory: Moon Shot (John Davis Brand Music) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Leeched: To Dull the Blades of Your Abuse (Prosthetic) [01-31] - metalcore
  • Leenalchi: Sugungga (Leeway Music) [05-29] - pop
  • Left at London: Transgender Street Legend Vol 2 (self-released) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Left of Center: Crossing the Water (self-released) - jazz
  • The Left Outsides: Are You Sure I Was There? (Cardinal Fuzz) [10-25] - alt/indie
  • John Legend: Bigger Love (Columbia) [06-19]
  • The Legends: The Legends (Golden Islands) [08-21] - electropop
  • Shira Legmann/Giacinto Scelsi: Suite No 9/Quattro Illustrazioni/Un Adieu (Elsewhere) - jazz
  • Leafar Legov: Mirror (Giegling) [03-22] - electronic
  • Steve Lehman: Xenakis and the Valedictorian (Pi) [04-24] - jazz
  • Brennen Leigh: Prairie Love Letter (self-released) [09-18] - folk
  • Heather Leigh: Glory Days (Boomkat Editions/Documenting Sound) [06-26] - jazz
  • Urs Leimgruber/Andreas Willers/Alvin Curran/Fabrizio Spera: Rome-ing (Leo -19) [2019-10-00] - jazz [**]
  • The Peter Leitch New Life Orchestra: New Life (Jazz House) [10-02] - jazz
  • Hamilton Leithauser: The Loves of Your Life (Glassnote) [04-10] - alt/indie
  • Jens Lekman/Annika Norlin: Correspondence (Secretly Canadian) [07-17] - rock
  • Philippe Lemm Trio: City Birds (Outside In) [09-07] - jazz
  • Lemon Quartet: Crestless (Last Resort) [02-28] - jazz
  • The Lemon Twigs: Songs for the General Public (4AD) [08-21] - glam rock
  • Ute Lemper: Rendezvous With Marlene (Jazzhaus) [05-21] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Joao Lencastre: No Gravity (self-released) - jazz
  • Jose Lencastre/Jorge Nuno/Felipe Zenicola/Joao Valinho: Anthropic Neglect (Clean Feed) [10-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Jose Lencastre/Hernani Faustino/Vasco Furtado: Vento (Phonogram Unit) [09-04] - jazz [***]
  • Adrianne Lenker: Songs (4AD) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Adrianne Lenker: Instrumentals (4AD) [10-23] - ambient [B]
  • Jamie Lenman: King of Clubs (Big Scary Monsters) [09-25]
  • Jinx Lennon: Border Schizzo Fffolk Songs for the Fuc**d (Septic Tiger) [04-03] - punk poet [**]
  • Lenparrot: Another Short Album About Love (Futur)
  • Frank Lenz: Pyramid (Frank Lenz) [01-24] - jazz
  • Leon: Apart (BMG) [10-30]
  • The Leonard Simpson Duo: LSD (Jakarta) [01-31] - hip-hop
  • Lex Leosis: Mythologies (self-released) [03-27] - hip-hop
  • Sondre Lerche: Patience (PLZ) [06-05] - indie pop
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique: Amazones Power (Real World) [01-24] - Africa [**]
  • Les Marquises: La Battue (Les Disques Normal)
  • Les Sangliers: Miniscules (Aerophonic) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Lesneu: Bonheur Ou Tristesse (Music From the Masses/PIAS)
  • Less Bells: Mourning Jewelry (Kranky) [08-21]
  • Let It Come Down: Songs We Sang in Our Dreams (Shimmy Disc) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Let Spin: Steal the Light (Efpi) - jazz
  • Levellers: Peace (On the Fiddle) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Mica Levi: Ruff Dog (self-released) [12-16] - alt/indie
  • Alex Levin: A Sunday Kind of Love (Alex Levin Music -19) [2019-10-20] - jazz
  • Ben Levin: Carryout or Delivery (Vizztone) [10-09] - blues
  • Allegra Levy: Lose My Number (SteepleChase) [08-15] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra: The Planets: Reimagined (OA2) [07-17] - jazz [B-]
  • David Lewis: Songs of David Lewis (1970, Numero)
  • George Lewis/Oxana Omelchuk/Studio Dan: Breaking News (Ezz-thetics) [07-30] - jazz
  • Huey Lewis & the News: Weather (New Hulex/BMG) [02-14] - pop
  • James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor: Live in Willisau (Intakt) [04-16] - jazz [A-]
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Molecular (Intakt) [10-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Jeffrey Lewis: 2019 Tapes: Cowardly & Brave & Stupid & Smart & Happy-Ever-After & Doomed (self-released) [09-29] - folk
  • Jeffrey Lewis: 2020 Tapes: Shelter-at-Home Recordings & Pandemos (self-released) [09-29] - folk
  • Klara Lewis: Ingrid (Editions Mego) [05-01] - post-minimalism
  • Rhys Lewis: Things I Chose to Remember (Decca) [07-10]
  • Lewsberg: In This House (self-released) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Leya: Flood Dream (NNA Tapes) [03-06] - avant-folk
  • L-FRESH the Lion: South West (Elefant Traks) [07-17] - hip-hop
  • LGoony: Frost Forever (ContentView) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Lie: You Want It Real (Mint) [02-28]
  • David Liebman/Randy Brecker/Marc Copland/Drew Gress/Joey Baron: Quint5t (Inner Voice Jazz) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Life on Venus: Odes to the Void (Shelflife) [08-21]
  • Liga Latina: Liga Latina (Multination) - jazz
  • Lighght: They Are Just Bangers Bro, Please Don't Think Too Hard About It, Bro You Gotta Stop Thinking, Please Bro Come On (Lighght) [03-18] - electronic
  • Gordon Lightfoot: Solo (Rhino) [03-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Lights: Dead End (Fueled by Ramen) [08-07] - electronic
  • Like the Mind: Live at Fylkingen (self-released) - jazz
  • Lil Baby: My Turn (Quality Control) [02-28] - trap rap [**]
  • Lil Durk: Just Cause Y'all Waited 2 (Alamo) [05-08] - trap rap
  • Lil Keed: Trapped on Cleveland 3 (300 Entertainment) [08-07] - hip-hop
  • Lil Tecca: Virgo World (Galactic/Lil Tecca) [09-18] - hip-hop
  • Lil Uzi Vert: Eternal Atake (Atlantic) [03-06] - trap rap [*]
  • Lil Uzi Vert: Luv vs the World 2 (Atlantic) [03-13] - trap rap
  • Lil Yachty: Lil Boat 3 (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • Lil Wayne: Funeral (Young Money) [01-31] - trap rap [**]
  • Lil Wayne: No Ceilings 3 (Young Money) [11-27] - trap rap
  • Lila Tirando a Violeta: Limerencia (NAAFI) [08-21] - electronic
  • Lilim: Weighted Ghosts (self-released) [06-05]
  • Lilja: Marble (Jazzland) [09-11] - jazz
  • The Eric Lilley Trio: Joie De Vivre (Twin Goat) [05-15] - jazz
  • Lime Cordiale: 14 Steps to a Better You (Chugg Music/London Cowboys) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Roger Lin: Whisper of the Isolated Ones (self-released) [09-26] - jazz
  • Lina/Raul Refree: Lina_Raul Refree (Glitterbeat) [01-17] -
  • Arto Lindsay/Joe McPhee/Ken Vandermark/Phil Sudderberg: Largest Afternoon (Corbett vs Dempsey) [01-20] - jazz [**]
  • Kate Lindsey: Arianna (Alpha) [01-24] - classical
  • Lindstrom & Prins Thomas: III (Smalltown Supersound) [11-20] - electronic
  • Linea Aspera: Linea Aspera LP II (Linea Aspera) [09-07] - electronic
  • Errol Linton: No Entry (Brassdog) [05-11] - blues
  • Dua Lipa: Future Nostalgia (Warner) [03-27] - pop [A-]
  • Dua Lipa & the Blessed Madonna: Club Future Nostalgia (Warner) [08-28] - house [***]
  • Liquid Quintet: Bouquet (Sirulita -19) [2019-07-04] - jazz
  • Liraz: Zan (Glitterbeat) [09-25]
  • Brian Lisik: Gudbye Stoopid Whirled (Cherokee Queen) [10-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lithics: Wendy Kraemer EP (Moone -EP) [02-07] - post-punk
  • Lithics: Tower of Age (Trouble in Mind) [06-05] - post-punk [A-]
  • Son Little: Aloha (Anti/Epitaph) [01-31] - blues
  • Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto: Quatermass Seven (Madlib Invazion) [10-16] - rock
  • Little Big Town: Nightfall (Capitol Nashville) [01-17] - country
  • Little Dragon: New Me, Same Us (Ninja Tune) [03-27] - art pop
  • The Little Hands of Asphalt: Half Empty (Fika) [04-03] - pop
  • Little Kid: Transfiguration Highway (Solitaire) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • The Little Lord Street Band: A Minute of Another Day (self-released) [09-11] - folk
  • Little Mix: Confetti (RCA) [11-06] - pop
  • Little Simz: Drop 6 (Age 101 -EP) [05-06] - UK hip-hop [*]
  • Liturgy: Origin of the Alimonies (YLYCYN) [11-20] - avant-garde metal
  • Liv.E: Couldn't Wait to Tell You . . . (In Real Life) [07-31] - r&b [*]
  • Live Burial: Unending Futility (Transcending Obscurity) [04-03]
  • Tom Liwa: Der, Den Mein Freund Kannte (self-released) [11-30] - alt/indie
  • Liza Anne: Bad Vacation (Arts & Crafts) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Lucy Liyou: Welfare (Ijn) [03-13] - new age
  • Maria Jose Llergo: Sanacion (Sony) [01-31] - flamenco
  • Charles Lloyd: 8: Kindred Spirits (Live From the Lobero) (Blue Note) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Johnny Lloyd: Cheap Medication (Xtra Mile) [10-30]
  • Lo Tom: LP2 (Lo Tom) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Loathe: I Let It in and It Took Everything (SharpTone) [02-07] - etalcore
  • Local H: Lifers (AntiFragile) [04-10] - hard rock
  • Locate S, 1: Personalia (Captured Tracks) [04-03]
  • Lisa Loeb: A Simple Trick to Happiness (Furious Rose) [02-28]
  • Logic: No Pressure (Def Jam) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Loma: Don't Shy Away (Sub Pop) [10-23]
  • Mark Lomax II & the Urban Art Ensemble: 400 Years Suite (CFG Multimedia) [01-20] - jazz [A]
  • The Mark Lomax Trio: The Last Concert: Ankh & the Tree of Life (CFG Multimedia) [08-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Lomelda: Hannah (Double Double Whammy) [09-04] - indie folk [*]
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm/Joe McPhee: No Time Left for Sadness (Corbett vs Dempsey) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Theophilus London: Bebey (My Bebey) [01-17] - pop rap
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra: Ravi Shankar: Sukanya (LPO -19) [2019-10-24] - classical
  • The Lone Bellow: Half Moon Light (Dualtone) [02-07]
  • Long Distance Poison: Technical Mentality (Hausu Mountain) [01-31]
  • Lonely Robot: Feelings Are Good (Insideout) [07-17] - rock
  • Dyble Longdon: Between a Breath and a Breath (English Electric) [09-25]
  • Lonker See: Hamza (Antena Krzyku/Opensources) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Dan Loomis: Job's Trials: A Jazz Song Cycle (Loominous) [02-14] - jazz
  • Loona: [12:00] (BlockBerry Collective -EP) [10-19] - K-pop
  • Loose Fit: Loose Fit (FatCat -EP)
  • Daniel Lopatin: Uncut Gems [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Warp -19) [2019-12-13] - electronic
  • Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet: Believe, Believe (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Brandon Lopez Trio: Triptych (self-released) [03-20] - jazz
  • Brandon Lopez 4tet: Diptych (self-released) - jazz
  • Harold Lopez-Nussa: Te Lo Dije (Mack Avenue) [08-28] - jazz
  • David Lord: Forest Standards Vol 2 (BIG EGO) [10-09] - jazz [**]
  • Lord Buffalo: Tohu Wa Bohu (Blues Funeral) [03-27] - folk
  • Lord Tusk: Paradise Awaits (UltraWaveVisions) [06-12] - electronic
  • Michelle Lordi: Breaking Up With the Sound (Cabinet of Wonder Productions) - jazz
  • Uffe Lorenzen: Magisk Realisme (Bad Afro) [09-11] - rock
  • Los Blenders: Mazunte 2016 (Devil in the Woods) [09-25] - Mexican
  • Los Days: Singing Sands (Too Good) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Loski: Music, Trial & Trauma: A Drill Story (Since '93) [11-20] - UK hip-hop
  • Russ Lossing: Traces: Two Song Cycles (Aqua Piazza) - jazz
  • John Lost & the Cause: Casual Fitness (Late Breakfast) [08-27]
  • The Lost Brothers: After the Fire After the Rain (Bird Dog) [02-07] - folk
  • The Lost Melody [Joe Davidian/Jamie Ousley/Austin McMahon]: New Songs for Old Souls (Tie) - jazz
  • Antti Lotjonen Quintet East: ALQE (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Lionel Loueke: HH (Edition) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Louis Philippe & the Night Mail: Thunderclouds (Tapete)
  • Louis the Child: Here for Now (Interscope) [06-26] - electronic
  • Louis the Child: Candy II [Beat Tape] (Interscope) [10-02] - electronic
  • Louise: Heavy Love (Lil Lou/Warner) [01-17]
  • Sophia Loizou: Untold (Houndstooth) [09-25] - electronic
  • Sophia Loizou: A Tellurian Memorandum (Houndstooth) [09-25] - electronic
  • Lous and the Yakuza: Gore (Columbia) [10-16] - hip-hop
  • Olivia Louvel: Sculptor (Cat Werk) [03-06] - electronic
  • Love Fame Tragedy: Wherever I Go, I Want to Leave (Good Soldier Songs) [07-10] - indie pop
  • Lydia Loveless: Daughter (Honey, You're Gonna Be Late) [09-25] - country [*]
  • The Lovely Eggs: I Am Moron (The Lovely Eggs) [04-03]
  • Paul Lovens/Ignaz Schick/Clayton Thomas: Meeting the Past (Zarek) - jazz
  • Loving: If I Am Only My Thoughts (Last Gang) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Low Cut Connie: Private Lives (Contender) [10-13] - alt/indie [B]
  • Nick Lowe: Lay It On Me (Yep Roc -EP) [06-05]
  • Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets: Live at Haw River Ballroom (Yep Roc) [04-24]
  • Lowrider: Refractions (Blues Funeral) [02-21] - rock
  • Loyal Lobos: Everlasting (self-released) [08-07] - alt/indie
  • LP: Live in Moscow (Vagrant) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • LP and the Vinyl: Heard and Seen (OA2) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Chien Chien Lu: The Path (self-released) - jazz
  • Lucia & the Best Boys: The State of Things (Sweet Jane -EP) [10-09]
  • Lucidvox: We Are (Glitterbeat) [10-23] - alt/indie
  • Lucifer: Lucifer III (Century Media) [03-13] - metal
  • Rob Luft: Life Is the Dancer (Edition) [04-17] - jazz [B]
  • Luggage: Shift (Corpse Flower) [11-22] - alt/indie
  • Luka Productions & Kandiafa: Music From Saharan WhatsApp Volume 6 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [06-19] - African [**]
  • Miklos Lukacs Cimbiosis Trio: Music From the Solitude of Timeless Minutes (BMC) [02-21] - jazz
  • Luminous Bodies: Nah Nah Nah Yeh Yeh Yeh (Box Record) [02-07] - rock
  • Fanny Lumsden: Fallow (Cooking Vinyl) [03-13]
  • Lunatic Soul: Through Shaded Woods (Kscope) [11-13] - folk
  • Lunch Money Life: Immersion Chamber (Fire Talk) [10-30] - electronic
  • Lunchbox: After School Special (Slumberland) [10-30]
  • Corb Lund: Agricultural Tragic (New West) [04-24] - country [**]
  • Lupe Fiasco/Kaelin Ellis: House (1st & 15th -EP) [07-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Lupin: Lupin (Grand Jury) [10-09]
  • Lurker of Chalice: Tellurian Slaked Furnace (Nuclear War Now!) [03-01] - metal
  • The Lurkers: Sex Crazy (Damaged Goods) [10-09]
  • Ronnie Luxe: Rabbit Hole (self-released -EP) [06-29] - hip-hop
  • The Luxembourg Signal: The Long Now (Shelflife) [10-23]
  • Lykantropi: Tales to Be Told (Despotz) [11-06] - rock
  • Anna Lynch: Apples in the Fall (SJ21) [03-13] - folk
  • Sam Lynch: Little Disappearance (Birthday Cake) [10-09]
  • Lynks Afrikka: Smash Hits Vol 1 (LynksCorp -EP) [07-01]
  • Jackie Lynn: Jacqueline (Drag City) [04-10] - art pop
  • Lera Lynn: On My Own (Ruby Range) [10-23] - country [*]
  • Shelby Lynne: Shelby Lynne (Thirty Tigers) [04-17] - country
  • Hayoung Lyou: Metamorphosis (Endectomorph Music) [04-17] - jazz [***]
  • LYR: Call in the Crash Team (Mercury Classics) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Lyrics Born & Cutso: Lyrics Born & Cutso Present Rapp Nite (self-released -EP -19) [2019-06-17] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Paul Lytton/Nate Wooley: Known/Unknown (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-15] - jazz [*]
  • Paul Lytton/Joker Nies/Richard Scott/George Wissel: Do They Do Those in Red? (Sound Anatomy) - jazz
  • M24: Drip N Drill (self-released) [08-21] - hip-hop
  • Alex Maas: Luca (Basin Rock) [12-04]
  • Bongeziwe Mabandla: Iimini (Platoon) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Harold Mabern: Mabern Plays Mabern (Smoke Sessions) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Macabre: Carnival of Killers (Nuclear Blast) [11-13] - metal
  • Frank Macchia/Brock Avery: Rhythm Abstraction: Azure (Cacophony) - jazz
  • Lauren MacColl: Landskein (Make Believe) [08-07] - folk
  • Seth MacFarlane: Great Songs From Stage and Screen (Verve) [08-28] - jazz
  • Douglas MacGregor: Songs of Loss and Healing (self-released) [05-22] - folk
  • Mach-Hommy: Mach's Hard Lemonade (self-released) [08-08]
  • Machine Girl: U-Void Synthesizer (1818199 DK2) [02-27] - electronic [B-]
  • Machine Gun Kelly: Tickets to My Downfall (Bad Boy/Interscope) [09-25] - pop punk
  • Machinedrum: A View of U (Ninja Tune) [10-09] - footwork
  • Jordan Mackampa: Foreigner (self-released) [03-13] - pop
  • Macula Dog: Breezy (Wharf Cat) [04-24] - experimental rock
  • Mad Sin: Unbreakable (Century Media) [09-11] - punk
  • Maddie & Tae: The Way It Feels (Mercury Nashville) [04-10] - country
  • Madre Vaca: Winterreise (Madre Vaca) [06-04] - jazz [B]
  • Magenta: Masters of Illusion (Tigermoth) [07-01] - rock
  • Maggot Heart: Mercy Machine (Rapid Eye) [07-10] - rock
  • The Magic Gang: Death of the Party (Warner Music) [08-21]
  • Magick Mountain: Weird Feelings (self-released) [10-23] - rock
  • Magik Markers: 2020 (Drag City) [10-23]
  • The Magnetic Fields: Quickies (Nonesuch) [05-15] - indie pop [*]
  • Magnum: The Serpent Rings (Steamhammer) [01-17]
  • Roberto Magris: Suite! (JMood) [08-17] - jazz [**]
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio (Whirlwind) [06-19] - jazz [A-]
  • Luca T Mai: Heavenly Guide (Trost) [03-13] - jazz [B]
  • Maid of Ace: Live Fast or Die (self-released) [08-27] - metal
  • Nick Mitchell Maiato: Pino Carrasco (Was Ist Da) [10-01] - rock
  • Tkay Maidza: Last Year Was Weird (Vol 2) (4AD -EP) [08-07] - pop rap [**]
  • Maita: Best Wishes (Kill Rock Stars) [05-15]
  • Majamisty Trio: Organic (Mistyland) [04-11] - jazz [**]
  • Mike Majkowski: Mirage (self-released) - jazz
  • Major Lazer: Music Is the Weapon (Mad Decent) [10-23] - dancehall [**]
  • Emi Makabe: Anniversary (Greenleaf Music) [10-30] - jazz
  • Nduduzo Makhathini: Modes of Communication: Letters From the Underworlds (Blue Note) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Mako Sica/Hamid Drake: Balancing Tear (Astral Spirits) [04-17] - jazz [*]
  • Katie Malco: Failures (6131) [06-05]
  • Mali Music: The Book of Mali (K Approved) [08-14] - African
  • Malinky: Handsel (Greentrax) [06-01] - classical
  • Michael Malis: Dualisms (self-released) - jazz
  • Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques (Matador) [03-06] - folk rock [*]
  • Mall Grab: Sunflower (Looking for Trouble) [01-31] - electronic
  • Alain Mallet: Mutt Slang II: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage (Origin) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Tomi Malm: Coming Home (Conante & Sonante) [10-15] - jazz
  • Malokarpatan: Krupinske Ohne (Invictus) [03-20] - metal
  • Slauson Malone: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung [Crater Speak] (Grand Closing) [09-16] - hip-hop
  • Matt Maltese: Madhouse (Nettwerk -EP) [08-07]
  • Maluma: Papi Juancho (Sony Latin) [08-21] - reggaeton [**]
  • Mamalarky: Mamalarky (Fire Talk) [11-20]
  • Mammal Hands: Captured Spirits (Gondwana) [09-11] - jazz
  • The Mammals: Nonet (Humble Abode Music) [05-22] - folk
  • Man Man: Dream Hunting in the Valley of the In-Between (Sub Pop) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Becca Mancari: The Greatest Part (Captured Tracks) [06-26]
  • ManDancing: The Good Sweat (Take This to Heart) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • Manga Saint Hilaire: Make It Out Alive (self-released) [04-03] - hip-hop
  • Denise Mangiardi: Brown Book (Alice's Loft Music) [02-01] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Manikineter: Copper Fields (Atypeek Music) [09-11] - alt/indie
  • Joyce Manor: Songs From Northern Torrance (Epitaph) [05-29]
  • Jacam Manricks: Samadhi (Manricks Music) [09-04] - jazz [U]
  • Marilyn Manson: We Are Chaos (Loma Vista) [09-11] - glam rock
  • Ray Mantilla: Rebirth (Savant) - jazz
  • Mapache: From Liberty Street (Yep Roc) [03-20]
  • Chloe March: Starlings & Crows (Hidden Shoal) [10-23] - pop
  • Carla Marciano Quartet: Psychosis: Homage to Bernard Herrmann (Challenge) [11-01] - jazz [***]
  • Roc Marciano: Marcielago (Marci) [01-24] - hip-hop [**]
  • Roc Marciano: Mt Marci (Marci) [11-30] - hip-hop [*]
  • Desire Marea: Desire (Izimakade) [01-10] - deconstructed club
  • Eve Maret: Stars Aligned (Whited Sepulchre/PRAH) [11-13] - electronic
  • Gregoire Maret/Romain Collin/Bill Frisell: Americana (ACT Music) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Gia Margaret: Mia Gargaret (Orindal) [06-12] - ambient [*]
  • Marietta: Prazepam St (Born Bad)
  • Bachar Mar-Khalife: On/Off (Balcoon) [10-23] - alt/indie
  • Markus Floats: Third Album (Constellation) [05-01] - electroacoustic
  • Skip Marley: Higher Place (Island -EP) - reggae
  • Laura Marling: Song for Our Daughter (Chrysalis/Partisan) [04-10] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Marlowe [L'Orange & Solemn Brigham]: Marlowe 2 (Mello Music Group) [08-07] - hip-hop [***]
  • Thomas Marriott: Trumpet Ship (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Branford Marsalis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom [Original Soundtrack] (Milan) [12-03] - jazz [B]
  • Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Party (Troubadour Jass) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Marsalis: Live (Basin Street) - jazz
  • Brian Marsella: Gatos Do Sul (Tzadik) [03-20] - jazz [B]
  • Nick Marsh: Waltzing Bones (Bellissima) [07-03] - rock
  • Rhys Marsh: October After All (Karisma -19) [2019-02-22] - jazz
  • Marsicans: Ursa Major (Killing Moon) [08-14]
  • Leila Martial: Warm Canto (Laborie Jazz) [04-12] - jazz
  • Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper/9th Wonder/Kamasi Washington: Dinner Party (Sounds of Crenshaw -EP) [07-10] - neo-soul [*]
  • Terrace Martin/Robert Glasper/9th Wonder/Kamasi Washington: Dinner Party: Dessert (Sounds of Crenshaw -EP) [10-09] - neo-soul [*]
  • Terrace Martin: Village Days (Sounds of Crenshaw/Empire -EP) [12-11] - neo-soul [**]
  • Walter Martin: The World at Night (Family Jukebox) [01-31]
  • Walter Martin: Common Prayers (Family Jukebox) [03-19] - folk
  • Masaa: Irade (Traumton) [02-14] - jazz
  • Steve Masakowski and the Masakowski Family: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (self-released) - jazz
  • Sebastian Maschat & Erlend Oye: Quarantine at El Ganzo (Bubbles) [07-31] - pop
  • Lauren Mascitti: God Made a Woman (Lauren Mascitti) [01-08] - country
  • Sasha Mashin: Happy Synapse (Rainy Days) [05-08] - jazz
  • Masego: Studying Abroad (EQT/Capitol -EP) [11-13]
  • Maserati: Enter the Mirror (Temporary Residence) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Gigi Masin: Calypso (Apollo) [02-28] - ambient
  • Dmitry Masleev/Siberian State Symphony Orchestra: Rapid Movement (Melodiya) [01-17] - classical
  • Masma Dream World: Play at Night (Northern Spy) [09-25] - African [B]
  • Kenny Mason: Angelic Hoodrat (self-released) [04-15] - hip-hop
  • Luba Mason: Triangle (Blue Canoe) [10-23] - jazz
  • Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets: Live at the Roundhouse (Legacy) [09-18] - rock
  • Massive Wagons: House of Noise (Absolute) [07-17]
  • Master Oogway: Earth and Other Worlds (Rune Grammofon) [04-17] - jazz
  • Master Peace: Love Bites (EMI -EP) [11-06]
  • The Mark Masters Ensemble: Night Talk: The Alec Wilder Songbook (Capri) - jazz
  • The Mastersons: No Time for Love Songs (Red House) [03-06]
  • The Mastersons: Red, White & I Love You Too (Red House -EP) [10-16]
  • Mat Zo: Illusion of Depth (Anjunabeats) [10-09] - electronic
  • Matador: Matador V (self-released) - jazz
  • Sabir Mateen/Patrick Holmes/Federico Ughi: Survival Situation (577) - jazz [**]
  • Sabir Mateen/Christopher Dell/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel: Creation (577) [12-18] - jazz [***]
  • Chad Matheny: United Earth League of Quarantine Aerobics (Dreams of Field -EP) [04-14] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • David K Mathews: The Fantasy Vocal Sessions Vol 2 (Effendi) [06-05] - r&b
  • Matmos: The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form (Thrill Jockey) [08-21] - electronic
  • Mike Mattison: Afterglow (Landslide) - jazz
  • Joanna Mattrey: Veiled (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Haleek Maul: Errol (Lex) [02-28] - trap rap
  • The Mavericks: En Espanol (Mono Mundo) [08-21] - Latin
  • Ava Max: Heaven & Hell (Atlantic) [09-18] - electropop
  • Dent May: Late Checkout (Carpark) [08-21]
  • Imelda May: Slip of the Tongue (Decca -EP) [09-18] - spoken word
  • Ego Ella May: Honey for Wounds (Upper Room) [06-26]
  • Matt Mayhall: Fanatics (self-released) - jazz
  • Bill Mays and Friends: Mays Plays Mays (No Blooze -19) [2019-10-09] - jazz
  • Maxthor: Fiction (Lost Worlds) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet: When Angels Fall (WMQ/Agora Muzyka -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Rob Mazurek/Exploding Star Orchestra: Dimensional Stardust (International Anthem) [11-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Christian McBride: The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Christian McBride Big Band: For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (Mack Avenue) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Ashley McBryde: Never Will (Warner Nashville) [04-03] - country [**]
  • Chris McCarthy: Still Time to Quit (Ropeadope) - jazz
  • Paul McCartney: McCartney III (Capitol) [12-18] - rock
  • McCarthy Trenching: Perfect Game (self-released) [10-23] - alt/indie [***]
  • Anna McClellan: I Saw First Light (Father/Daughter) [11-20] - alt/indie [*]
  • Gerald McClendon: Can't Nobody Stop Me Now (Delta Roots) - blues
  • Juliet McConkey: Disappearing Girl (Juliet McConkey) [08-21] - country
  • Andrew McCormack: Solo (Ubuntu Music) - jazz
  • John McCowen: Live at Issue Project Room (Daaang) - jazz
  • John McCowen: Two Energy Cops at 3AM (Daang) - jazz
  • Makaya McCraven: Universal Beings E&F Sides (International Anthem) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • Chad McCullough: Forward (Outside In Music) [10-16] - jazz
  • Amy McDonald: The Human Demands (BMG) [10-30]
  • Thollem McDonas/William Parker/Nels Cline: Gowanus Sessions II (ESP-Disk) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • HC McEntire: Eno Axis (Merge) [08-21]
  • Zara McFarlane: Songs of an Unknown Tongue (Brownswood) [07-17] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Madison McFerrin: Madison McFerrin on Audiotree Live (Audiotree) [01-13] - r&b
  • McFly: Young Dumb Thrills (BMG) [11-13]
  • Mike McGinnis/Elias Bailey/Vinnie Sperrazza: Time Is Thicker (Open Stream Music) [02-00] - jazz [**]
  • Tim McGraw: Here on Earth (Big Machine) [08-21] - country
  • Ross McHenry: Nothing Remains Unchanged (First World) [02-28] - jazz
  • McKay & Leigh: McKay & Leigh (Voxhall -19) [2019-12-06] - country
  • Maria McKee: La Vita Nuova (American Fire) [03-13]
  • Robin McKelle: Alterations (Doxie) [02-14] - jazz
  • Declan McKenna: Zeros (Tomplicated) [09-04] - glam rock
  • Lori McKenna: The Balladeer (CN) [07-24] - folk [A-]
  • Jon McKiel: Bobby Joe Hope (You've Changed) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Arlo McKinley: Die Midwestern (Oh Boy) [08-14] - country [B]
  • Gayelynn McKinney and McKinney Zone: Zoot Suit Funk (Beatstix) - jazz [*]
  • John McLaughlin/Shankar Mahadevan/Zakir Hussain: Is That So? (Abstract Logix) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Tracy McNeil & the GoodLife: You Be the Lightning (Cooking Vinyl) [02-14] - alt/indie
  • Joe McPhee/John Edwards/Klaus Kugel: A Night in Alchemia (Not Two) [01-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Joe McPhee/Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Brandon Lopez/Paal Nilssen-Love: Of Things Beyond Thule Vol 1 (Aerophonic) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Joe McPhee/Dave Rempis/Tomeka Reid/Brandon Lopez/Paal Nilssen-Love: Of Things Beyond Thule Vol 2 (Aerophonic) [05-19] - jazz [**]
  • Charles McPherson Quartet: Live at San Sebastian Jazz Festival (Quadrant) [01-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Charles McPherson: Jazz Dance Suites (Chazz Mack Music) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • McStine & Minnemann: McStine & Minnemann (self-released) [07-03] - rock
  • Brona McVittie: The Man in the Mountain (Company of Cowboys) [09-02] - folk
  • Casper McWade: Unraveled (Death Before Pop Country) [09-04] - country
  • Paulette McWilliams: A Woman's Story (Blujazz) [06-30] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Me Nd Adam: American Drip Pt 1 (Handwritten) [11-13] - alt/indie
  • Me Rex: Triceratops/Stegosaurus (Big Scary Monsters) [11-27]
  • Mealtime: Aperitif (LAB -EP) [06-26]
  • Medhane: Full Circle (TBHG -EP) [02-18] - hip-hop [B]
  • Medhane: Cold Water (TBHG) [05-26] - hip-hop [*]
  • Medicine Dolls: Filth and Wisdom (Just Music) [10-02] - rock
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Suga (1501 Certified/300 Entertainment -EP) [03-06] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Megan Thee Stallion: Good News (300 Entertainment) [11-20] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Megaton Sword: Blood Hails Steel - Steel Hails Fire (Dying Victims Productions) [11-13] - metal
  • Jake Meginsky/Bill Nace Duo: West/East (Open Mouth -19) - jazz
  • Brad Mehldau: Suite: April 2020 (Nonesuch) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Andre Mehmari and Danilo Brito: Nosso Brasil (Tratore) [05-01] - Brazil
  • Carsten Meinert: CM Musictrain (Stunt/Sundance) - jazz
  • Susie Meissner: I Wish I Knew (Lydian Jazz) [07-17] - jazz
  • Meitei: Kofu (Kitchen) [09-27] - electronic
  • Mekong Delta: Tales of a Future Past (Butler) [05-08] - metal
  • Mekons: Exquisite (self-released) [06-19] - rock [***]
  • Melenas: Dias Raros (Trouble in Mind) [05-08] - alt/indie [**]
  • Myra Melford/Zeena Parkins/Miya Masaoka: MZM (Infrequent Seams -17) - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Melingo: Oasis (Buda Musique) [03-20]
  • Mike Melito/Dino Losito Quartet: You're It! (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Melkbelly: Pith (Wax Nine/Carpark) [04-03] - alt/indie [B]
  • Melt Yourself Down: 100% Yes (Decca) [03-27] - art punk
  • Carlton Melton: Where This Leads (Agitated)
  • Katie Melua: Album No 8 (BMG) [10-16]
  • Memnon Sa: World Serpent (Holy Mountain) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • The Memories: Pickles & Pies (Axis Mundi) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • The Men: Mercy (Sacred Bones) [02-14] - country rock
  • Joachim Mencel: Brooklyn Eye (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Sergio Mendes: In the Key of Joy (Concord) [02-28] - Brazil
  • Shawn Mendes: Wonder (Island) [12-04] - pop [*]
  • Ava Mendoza/Vijay Anderson/Stephen Gauci: Studio Sessions Vol 4 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Zola Mennenoh: Longing for Belonging (Figureight) [11-13]
  • Vic Mensa: V Tape (Roc Nation) [08-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Mentrix: My Enemy, My Love (House of Strength) [04-03]
  • Menzi: Impazamo (Hakuna Kulala) [03-27] - electronic
  • The Menzingers: From Exile (Epitaph) [09-25]
  • Salvatore Mercatante: The Foundations of Eternal Sin (Castles in Space) [12-04] - electronic
  • Sergio Merce: En Lugar De Pensar (Edition Wandelweiser) - jazz
  • Mercston: Top Tier (KLM) [01-24]
  • Hailu Mergia: Yene Mircha (Awesome Tapes From Africa) [03-27] - Ethiopia [**]
  • Meridian Arc: Timelapse (SFI) [03-06] - electronic
  • Meridian Brothers: Cumbia Siglo XXI (Bongo Joe) [08-21] - Latin [***]
  • Merzbow/Mats Gustafsson/Balasz Pandi: Cuts Open (RareNoise) [09-25] - jazz [*]
  • Messer: No Future Days (Trocadero) [02-14] - alt/indie
  • Metal Preyers: Metal Preyers (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [03-13] - electronic
  • Metallica/San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 (Blackened) [08-28] - symphonic metal
  • Pat Metheny: From This Place (Nonesuch) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Metz: Atlas Vending (Sub Pop) [10-09] - noise rock [B]
  • Meurtrieres: Meurtrieres (Armee De La Mort -EP) [08-00] - metal
  • Bernhard Meyer/John Hollenbeck: Grids (Shhpuma) - jazz
  • Szilard Mezei: Sleeping Time/Before Noon (Klopotec -19) - jazz
  • Lisa Mezzacappa Six: Cosmicomics (Queen Bee) - jazz
  • MFC Chicken: Fast Food & Broken Hearts (Dirty Water) [03-27] - rock
  • Mhysa: Nevaeh (Hyperdub) [02-14] - alt r&b
  • Miasmatic Necrosis: Apex Profane (Goatgrind) [10-31] - metal
  • Michael: Tell Your Friends (Crackedankles) [02-06] - rock
  • Ras Michael: Live by the Spirit (Hen House Studios) [01-31] - reggae [**]
  • Betty Michaels: Extant (self-released -EP) [03-06] - soul
  • Dan Michaelson: Colourfield I-VI (Village Green) [07-24]
  • Nicolas Michaux: Amour Colere (Capitane) [09-25]
  • Micko & the Mellotronics: 1/2 Dove - 1/2 Pigeon (Landline) [11-27]
  • The Microphones: Microphones in 2020 (PW Elverum & Sun) [08-07] - rock [**]
  • Raul Midon: The Mirror (Artistry/Mack Avenue) [03-13] - vocal jazz
  • Midlife: Automatic (Heavenly) [09-18]
  • Midwife: Forever (The Flenser) [04-10] - ambient pop
  • Midnight: Rebirth by Blasphemy (Metal Blade) [01-24] - heavy metal
  • The Midnight: Monsters (Counter) [07-10]
  • Midnight Oil: The Makarrata Project (Sony) [10-30]
  • Marie Mifsud: Recif (Ebullissons) [09-16] - vocal jazz
  • Miiesha: Nyaaringu (EMI Australia) [05-29] - r&b
  • Mike: Weight of the World (10k) [06-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • Mike and the Moonpies: Touch of You: The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart (Prairie Rose) [05-27] - country [**]
  • Mildlife: Automatic (Heavenly) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Jason Miles/Kind of New: Black Magic (Ropeadope) [03-06] - jazz
  • Ron Miles: Rainbow Sign (Blue Note) [10-09] - jazz [**]
  • Military Genius: Deep Web (Tin Angel) [03-06] - post-rock
  • The Milk: Cages (Wah Wah 45s) [01-17] - r&b
  • Milk Teeth: Milk Teeth (Music for Nations) [03-27]
  • Elizabeth Millar: No Instrument Machine, Air (Mystery & Wonder -19) - jazz
  • Buddy & Julie Miller: Lockdown Songs (self-released) [10-30] - country [***]
  • Dean Miller: 1965 (Eupea Music Works) [08-10] - country
  • Lloyd Miller: At the Ends of the World (Fountainavm) [11-06] - world
  • Mac Miller: Circles (Warner) [01-17] - neo-soul [A-]
  • Tyler Joe Miller: Sometimes I Don't, but Sometimes I Do (MDM) [11-06] - country
  • Kate Miller-Heidke: Child in Reverse (EMI Australia) [10-30] - pop
  • Flo Milli: Ho, Why Is You Here? (RCA) [07-24] - hip-hop [*]
  • Blake Mills: Mutable Set (New Deal/Verve) [05-08] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Andy Milne: The ReMission (Sunnyside) - jazz
  • Mil-Spec: World House (Lockin' Out) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Gianni Mimmo/Alison Blunt: Busy Butterflies (Amirani) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Tim Minchin: Apart Together (BMG) [11-20] - singer-songwriter
  • Mini Skirt: Casino (self-released) [07-13] - rock
  • Hannes Minnaar: Nox (Challenge Classics) [09-24] - classical
  • Kylie Minogue: Disco (BMG) [11-06] - dance pop [**]
  • Minor Science: Second Language (Whities) [04-03] - IDM
  • Kentaro Minoura: [???] (Primordial Void) [06-12] - electronic
  • Mint Field: Sentimiento Mundial (Fette) [09-25]
  • Mint Julep: Stray Fantasies (Western Vinyl) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Tara Minton: Please Do Not Ignore the Mermaid (Lateralize) - jazz
  • Guy Mintus Trio: A Gershwin Playground (Enja) - jazz
  • Ela Minus: Acts of Rebellion (Domino) [10-23] - electropop [***]
  • The Miracle: The Miracle (Mr Nakayasi) - jazz
  • Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes: What Kinda Music (Beyond the Groove) [04-24] [**]
  • Miserable Chillers: Audience of Summer (Baby Blue) [08-07] - alt/indie
  • Misery Signals: Ultraviolet (Basick) [08-07] - metal
  • Donna Missal: Lighter (Harvest) [07-10] - pop
  • Alfa Mist: On My Ones (Sekito) [02-28] - jazz
  • MisterWives: Superbloom (Fueled by Ramen) [07-24] - alt/indie
  • Nicole Mitchell/Lisa E Harris: Earthseed (FPE) [06-26] - jazz [C-]
  • Nicole Mitchell & Moor Mother: Offering: Live at Le Guess Who (Don Giovanni) [06-01] - jazz [B]
  • Roscoe Mitchell With Ostravska Banda: Performing Distant Radio Transmission Also Nonaah Trio, Cutouts for Woodwind Quintet and 8.8.88 (Wide Hive) [03-27] - jazz [*]
  • Roscoe Mitchell: Splatter (I Dischi Di Angelica) [04-20] - jazz
  • Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Come and See What There Is to See (The Label) - jazz
  • Tony Mitchell: Church of a Restless Soul (AOR Heaven) [08-28]
  • Mitochondrial Sun: Sju Pulsarer (Argonauta) [11-13]
  • Mix Master Mike & Steve Jordan: Beat Odyssey 2020 (Jay Vee) [08-28] - pop
  • Mk.gee: A Museum of Contradiction (Iamsound/Interscope) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Moaning: Uneasy Laughter (Sub Pop) [03-20] - post-punk revival
  • Moby: All Visible Objects (Mute) [05-15] - progressive house [*]
  • Mocke: Parle Grand Canard (Objet Disque)
  • Mdou Moctar: Mdou Moctar Mixtape Volume 1 (self-released) [05-01] - Saharan [***]
  • Mdou Moctar: Mdou Moctar Mixtape Vol 5 (self-released) [09-04] - Saharan
  • Model Home: One Year (Disciples 4) [06-26] - hip-hop
  • Modern Color: From the Leaves of Your Garden (Other People) [07-10]
  • Modern Nature: Annual (Bella Union -EP) [06-05]
  • Modern Studies: The Weight of the Sun (Fire) [05-08]
  • Noshir Mody: An Idealist's Handbook: Identity, Love and Hope in America 2020 (self-released) [07-03] - jazz [B]
  • MoE With Mette Rasmussen and Ikuro Takahasi: Painted (Relative Pitch) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Molassess: Through the Hollow (Season of Mist) [10-16] - metal
  • Molchat Doma: Monument (Sacred Bones) [11-13] - synthpop
  • Juana Molina: ANRMAL (Crammed Discs) [10-23] - Argentina
  • Joey Molland: Be True to Yourself (Omnivore) [10-16]
  • Hedvig Mollestad: Ekhidna (Rune Grammofon) [06-12] - jazz [A-]
  • Paul Molloy: The Fifth Dandelion (Spring Heeled) [08-21] - alt/indie
  • MoMa Ready: Deep Technik (House of Altr) [09-25] - techno
  • Momma: Two of Me (Danger Collective) [06-05] - rock
  • Mon Doux Saigneur: Horizon (Grosse Boite) [01-31]
  • Victoria Monet: Jaguar (Tribe -EP) [08-07] - r&b [**]
  • Helen Money: Atomic (Thrill Jockey) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Money Man: Epidemic (Black Circle/Empire) [03-02] - hip-hop
  • Mong Tong: Mystery (Guruguru Brain) [06-19] - pop/rock
  • Meredith Monk: Memory Game (Cantaloupe) [01-30] - classical
  • Monocled Man: Bernabe Jurado (Whirlwind -EP) [04-17] - jazz
  • Monophonics: It's Only Us (Colemine) [03-13]
  • Monsta X: All About Luv (Epic) [02-14] - electropop
  • Chris Montague: Warmer Than Blood (Whirlwind) [05-08] - jazz
  • Moodymann: Taken Away (Mahogani Music) [05-21] - deep house [***]
  • H Moon: Trustblood (Welfare Sounds) [05-22] - pop
  • Moonchild Sanelly: Nudes (Transgressive -EP) [ 09-11]
  • Moonlight Benjamin: Simido () [01-24]
  • The Moons: Pocket Melodies (Colorama) [10-23]
  • Moor Jewelry: True Opera (Don Giovanni -EP) [04-20] - punk [A-]
  • Moor Mother: Clepsydra (self-released) [05-01] - hip-hop
  • Moor Mother: Circuit City (Don Giovanni) [09-25] - hip-hop [*]
  • Moor Mother & Billy Woods: Brass (Backwoodz Studioz) [12-18] - hip-hop [**]
  • Denai Moore: Modern Dread (Because Music) [07-03] - alt r&b
  • Kip Moore: Wild World (MCA Nashville) [05-29] - country
  • Mandy Moore: Silver Landings (Verve Forecast) [03-06] - pop rock
  • Michael Moore Fragile Quartet: Cretan Dialogues (Ramboy -19) [2019-12-12] - jazz [***]
  • The NDR Bigband With Michael Moore: Sanctuary (Ramboy -19) [2019-12-12] - jazz [***]
  • NO Moore: Dreamt Across Tangled Electron (self-released) [08-07] - jazz
  • Ted Moore Trio: The Natural Order of Things (Origin) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Thurston Moore: By the Fire (Daydream Library) [09-25] - experimental rock [**]
  • Thurston Moore/John Edwards/Terry Day/John Butcher/Steve Beresford: Stovelit Lines (Weight of Wax) - jazz
  • Kelly Moran & Prurient: Hospital Productions -EP (12-04)
  • Matt Moran Trio: Return Trip (Diskonife) - jazz
  • Kevin Morby: Sundowner (Dead Oceans) [10-16] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • John Moreland: LP5 (Old Omens) [02-07] - Americana [**]
  • Tom Morello: Comandante (Tom Morello -EP) [10-30] - rock
  • Solea Morente: Lo Que Te Falta (Elefant) [03-13]
  • Darragh Morgan/John Tilbury: Morton Feldman: For John Cage (Diatribe) [04-06] - classical
  • Sally Anne Morgan: Thread (Thrill Jockey) [09-11]
  • Ikue Mori & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2c (Audiographic) [05-19] - jazz
  • Ikue Mori/Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura: Prickly Pear Cactus (Libra) [12-04] - jazz [**]
  • Sen Morimoto: Sen Morimoto (Sooper) [10-23]
  • Alanis Morissette: Such Pretty Forks in the Road (Epiphany) [07-31] - singer-songwriter
  • Morris: Homem Mulher Cavalo Cobra (YB Music) [08-25] - Brazil
  • Joe Morris/Stephen Gauci/Adam Lane: Studio Sessions Vol 3 (Gaucimusic) - jazz
  • Joe Morris & Ken Vandermark: Consequent Duos: Series 2b (Audiographic) [05-05] - jazz
  • Cahalen Morrison: Wealth of Sorrow (self-released) [09-04] - country [**]
  • Morrissey: I Am Not a Dog on a Chain (BMG) [03-20] - alt/indie
  • Mike Morrissey: Courage (978920 DK -EP) [07-03] - singer-songwriter
  • Sam Morrow: Gettin' By on Gettin' Down (Forty Below) [10-30] - Americana
  • Neal Morse: Sola Gratia (Insideout) [09-11] - rock
  • Marja Mortensson/Daniel Herskedal: Laaje - Dawn (Vuelie -19) - vocal jazz
  • Mark Morton: Ether (Rise -EP) [01-17]
  • Todd Mosby: Aerial Views (MMG) [08-28] - jazz [U]
  • Moscow Apartment: Better Daughter (Hidden Pony -EP) [07-10]
  • Bob Moses: Desire (Domino) [08-28] - deep house
  • Moskus: Live Pa Victoria (Earthly Habits) - jazz
  • Elliot Moss: A Change in Diet (The Orchard) [01-17] - indietronica
  • Liela Moss: Who the Power (Bella Union) [08-07] - dream pop
  • Mosses: TV Sun (AnyWay) [03-06] - folk
  • The Most: Of What We Have (714497 DK) [10-09] - rock
  • Mother Island: Motel Rooms (Go Down) [05-22] - rock
  • Mother Tongues: Everything You Wanted (Buzz -EP) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Kyle Motl/Rhonda Taylor: Sepulchers (self-released) - jazz
  • Motorpsycho: The All Is One (Rune Grammofon) [08-28]
  • Mickael Mottet: Glover's Mistake (We Are Unique!)
  • Bob Mould: Blue Hearts (Merge) [09-25] - alt/indie [*]
  • Simon Moullier: Spirit Song (Outside In Music) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • The Mountain Goats: Songs for Pierre Chuvin (Merge) [04-10] - singer/songwriter [**]
  • The Mountain Goats: Getting Into Knives (Merge) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Mountain Time: Music for Looking Animals (Spartan) [06-26]
  • Mourn: Self Worth (Captured Tracks) [10-30]
  • Mourning [A] BLKstar: The Cycle (Don Giovanni) [05-15] - r&b
  • Sary Moussa: Imbalance (Other People) [03-06] - electronic
  • Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire (ECM) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Agamemnon Moustakas/Perseas Rizos/Stephanos Chytiris: Tragelaphus (self-released) - jazz
  • Movements: No Good Left to Give (Fearless) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Movie Star Junkies: Shadow of a Rose (Teenage Menopause) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • Stuart Moxham & Louis Philippe: The Devil Laughs (Tiny Global Productions)
  • Mozzy: Beyond Bulletproof (Empire) [05-01] - hip-hop
  • Mr Beatnick: Honeycomb (Mythstery) [06-12] - electronic
  • Mr Ben & the Bens: Life Drawing (Bella Union) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Mr Bungle: The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo (Ipecac) [10-30] - thrash metal
  • Mr Elevator: Goodbye, Blue Sky (Castle Face) [01-17]
  • Mr Scruff: DJ-Kicks (!K7) [03-27] - electronic
  • Mr Wrong: Create a Place (Water Wing) [01-11] - punk [***]
  • Jason Mraz: Look for the Good (Interrabang) [06-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Mrs Piss: Self-Surgery (Sargent House) [05-29] - sludge metal
  • MSSV: Main Stream Stop Valve (Joyful Noise/Big Ego) [10-16] - alt/indie
  • Mt Joy: Rearrange Us (Dualtone) [06-05]
  • Fabian M Mueller/Kaspar Von Grunigen/Oyvind Hegg-Lunde: Berg (Anuk) [01-17] - jazz
  • Tobin Mueller: What Survives: Radio Edits (Artsforge) [07-06] - jazz [*]
  • The MUH Trio: A Step Into Light (Jmood) - jazz
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (04-24) [J|jazz]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 4: Azymuth (Jazz Is Dead) [10-23] - jazz [B]
  • Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge: Jazz Is Dead 5: Doug Carn (Jazz Is Dead) [12-11] - jazz [***]
  • Siti Muharam: Siti of Unguja (Romance Revolution on Zanzibar) (On the Corner) [06-05]
  • Jake Muir: The Hum of Your Veiled Voice (Sferic) [10-22] - ambient
  • Mujeres: Siento Muerte (Sonido Muchacho) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Vee Mukarati: Vital Signs (Primrose -EP) [08-22] - African [*]
  • Mukdad Rothenberg Lankow: In the Wake of Memories (Clermont Music) [10-30] - jazz fusion [A-]
  • Mulatto: Queen of Da Souf (Streamcut Media/RCA) [08-21] - hip-hop
  • Mulatto: Hit the Latto (Pitstop Entertainment/Stream Cut -19) [2019-12-12] - hip-hop
  • Kiera Mulhern: De Ossibus (Recital) [10-23] - ambient
  • Matthias Muller: Acud/Bunker (Mamu) - jazz
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado: Dream Circus (Edition) [06-12] - jazz
  • Mundy's Bay: Lonesome Valley (Pure Noise) [03-13]
  • Ellis Munk Ensemble: San Diego Sessions (El Paraiso) [08-14] - rock
  • Jonas Munk: Minimum Resistance (Azure Vista) [02-11] - electronic
  • Angela Munoz: Adrian Younge Presents Angela Munoz Inspection (Linear Labs) [06-26] - r&b
  • Munson-Hicks Party Supplies: Munson-Hicks Party Supplies (Soft Launch) [09-04] - rock [**]
  • Mura Masa: RYC (Polydor) [01-17] - indie pop
  • Jean-Louis Murat: Baby Love (PIAS/Le Label) [03-06]
  • Martha Skye Murphy: Heal (self-released -EP) [07-10]
  • Roisin Murphy: Roisin Machine (Skint) [10-02] - electronic [**]
  • Pauline Murray: Elemental (Polestar) [09-25]
  • Kacey Musgraves: The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show (MCA Nashville) [11-28] - holiday
  • Mush: 3D Routine (Memphis Industries) [02-14] - art punk
  • Michael Musillami/Peter Madsen: Pictures (Playscape) - jazz
  • Rachel Musson/Naoko Saito/Audrey Lauro: The Region of Braille Respiration (Armageddon Nova) - jazz
  • Rachel Musson: Shifa: Live in Oslo (577) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Rachel Musson: I Went This Way (577) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Angular Blues (ECM) [03-20] - jazz
  • Jonah Mutono: Gerg (EQT) [05-15] - r&b
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter/Yo-Yo Ma/Daniel Barenboim/West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphoy No. 7 Triple Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon) [05-08] - classical
  • Muzz: Muzz (Matador) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • MXLX: Serpent (Kindarad!) [03-06] - black metal
  • Mxmtoon: Dawn (AWAL -EP) [04-22] - twee pop
  • Mxmtoon: Dusk (AWAL -EP) [10-01] - twee pop
  • My Bus: Our Life in the Desert (Onomatopoeia) [01-31]
  • My Dear Mycroft: Heaven's Entertainment (My Dear Mycroft) [10-30] - rock
  • My Dying Bride: The Ghost of Orion (Nuclear Blast) [03-06] - doom metal
  • My Iris: My Iris Live! (self-released) - jazz
  • My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall II (ATO) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Meg Myers: Thank U 4 Taking Me 2 the Disco (Sumerian -EP) [11-13] - alt/indie
  • Meg Myers: I'd LIke 2 Go Home Now (Sumerian -EP) [11-13] - alt/indie
  • Kim Myhr & Australian Art Orchestra: Vesper ( Hubro) - jazz
  • Myrkur: Folkesange (Relapse) [03-20] - folk
  • Mystery Jets: A Billion Heartbeats (Caroline) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • The Mystery Plan: Zsa Zsa (Ten Millimeter Omega) [04-03] - pop
  • Mythic Sunship: Changing Shapes: Live at Roadburn (El Paraiso) [01-17] - rock [**]
  • Simon Nabatov: Time Labyrinth (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [B]
  • Simon Nabatov: Plain (Clean Feed) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Mehdi Nabti: Grooves A Mysteres (DK) [01-17] - world
  • Bill Nace/Brandon Lopez: Like Very Nil (Troglosound -19) - jazz
  • Bill Nace: Live at Electric Eye (Post-Materialization Music) - jazz
  • Bill Nace: Both (Drag City) [05-22] - experimental
  • Quinsin Nachoff: Pivotal Arc (Whirlwind) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Nachtblut: Vanitas (Napalm) [10-02] - metal
  • Nada Surf: Never Not Together (Barsuk) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Naeem: Startisha (37d03d) [06-12] - experimental hip-hop
  • Nahash: Flowers of the Revolution (SVBKVLT) [06-12] - deconstructed club
  • Koko Nakano: Pre-Choreographed (No Format)
  • Tatsuya Nakatani/John Edwards/Rafael Toral: Live in Lisboa (Noise Precision Library -19) - jazz
  • Tatsuya Nakatani/Shane Parish: Interactivity (Cuneiform) [04-24] - jazz [**]
  • Tatsuya Nakatani/Shane Parish/Zach Rowden: Live at Static Age Records (Astral Spirits) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Tomo Nakayama: Melonday (Ricebelly Music) [04-07] - pop
  • Naked Giants: The Shadow (New West) [08-21] - rock
  • Naked Roommate: Do the Duvet (Trouble in Mind) [09-04]
  • Jack Name: Magic Touch (Mexican Summer)
  • Aron Namenwirth/Daniel Carter/Joe Hertenstein/Zach Swanson: Live at the Bushwick Series (Gaucimusic -19) [2019-10-31] - jazz
  • Sainkho Namtchylak/Ned Rothenberg/Dieb 13: Antiphonen (Klanggalerie) - jazz
  • David Nance: Staunch Honey (Trouble in Mind) [11-13] - rock
  • Nap Eyes: Snapshot of a Beginner (Jagjaguwar) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Napalm Death: Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (Century Media) [09-18] - gridcore
  • Hamish Napier: The Woods (Strathsprey) [06-20]
  • Randy Napoleon: Common Tones (Detroit Music Factory -19) [2019-10-04] - jazz
  • Narrow Head: 12th House Rock (Run for Cover) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Nas: King's Disease (Mass Appeal) [08-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Fabiano Do Nascimento: Preludio (Now-Again) [06-29] - Brazil
  • Thiago Nassif: Mente (Gearbox) [07-03] - Brazil [A-]
  • Rico Nasty: Nightmare Vacation (Sugar Trap/Atlantic) [12-04] - trap rap [A-]
  • Nasty Cherry: Season 2 (Warner -EP) [07-17]
  • Nation of Language: Introduction, Presence (self-released) [05-22] - synth-pop
  • Native Harrow: Closeness (Loose Music) [09-18] - pop
  • Natural Child: Natural Child [California Hotel] (Natural Child) [01-24] - rock
  • Brett Naucke: EMS Hallucinations (American Dreams) [09-11]
  • Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes: Heritage of the Invisible II (International Anthem) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Navy Blue: Ada Irin (Freedom Sounds) [02-04] - abstract hip-hop
  • Nazar: Guerrilla (Hyperdub) [03-13] - post-industrial
  • NCT: NCT2020: Resonance Pt 1 [The 2nd Album] (SM Entertainment) [10-11] - K-pop
  • NCT 127: NCT #127 Neo Zone (SM Entertainment) [03-06] - K-pop
  • Allison Neale: Quietly There (Ubuntu Music) [09-11] - jazz
  • Jeremy Neale: We Were Trying to Make It Out (Dot Dash) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Nealo: All the Leaves Are Fallilng (self-released) [10-30] - hip-hop
  • Camila Nebbia: Aura (Ears & Eyes) [08-14] - jazz
  • Nebular Wave: Chicxulub (Saw-whet) [01-20]
  • Neck Deep: All Distortions Are Intentional (Hopeless) [07-24] - pop punk
  • The Necks: Three (Northern Spy) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Necrot: Mortal (Tankcrimes) [08-28] - death metal
  • Needtobreathe: Out of Body (Atlantic/EC1/Elektra) [08-28]
  • Neek/Blazer Sound System: NMX004: Sanctuary Mixtape (Noods Radio) [07-29] - drum & bass
  • The Neighbourhood: Chip Chrome & the Monotones (Columbia) [09-25]
  • Tami Neilson: Chicka Boom! (Outside) [02-14] - country [**]
  • Carole Nelson: Arboreal (Black Stairs) - vocal jazz
  • Josh Nelson Trio: The Discovery Project: Live in Japan (Steel Bird) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real: Naked Garden (Fantasy) [03-27] - country
  • Willie Nelson: First Rose of Spring (Legacy) [07-03] - country [***]
  • Ferenc Nemeth: Freedom (Dreamers Collective) - jazz
  • Neon Animal: Make No Mistake (self-released) [06-26] - rock
  • Nepal: Adios Bahamas (Triple 4 Gear) [01-10] - hip-hop
  • The Neptune Power Federation: Memoirs of a Rat Queen (Cruz Del Sur -19) [2019-08-30] - metal
  • Neptunian Maximalism: Eons (Voidhanger) [06-26] - alt metal
  • Marius Neset: Tributes (ACT Music) [09-25] - jazz
  • Nesrine: Nesrine (ACT Music) [10-30] - jazz
  • Alipio Carvalho Neto/Zlatko Kaucic/Gal Furlan Bora: Blasts of Chance (IZK) - jazz
  • Keir Neuringer/Ensemble Klang: Elegies & Litanies (Ensemble Klang) [10-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Keir Neuringer/Shayna Dulberger/Julius Masri: Dromedaries II (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [**]
  • Keir Neuringer & Rafal Mazur: The Continuum (Fundacja Sluchaj) [10-22] - jazz [**]
  • Never Weather: Blissonance (Ridgeway) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • New Age Doom: Himalayan Dream Techno (We Are Busy Bodies)
  • New Found Glory: Forever and Ever X Infinity (Hopeless) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • New Hermitage: Unearth (self-released) - jazz
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Vol 1 (Stony Plain) [09-04] - blues
  • New Orleans High Society: New Orleans High Society (1718) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • New York All-Stars: Live Encounter (Ubuntu Music -19) [2019-11-08] - jazz
  • The New York-Paris Reunion Quintet: Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club Basel (Albore Jazz) - jazz
  • Farnell Newton: Rippin' & Rumblin' (Posi-Tone) [03-06] - jazz [**]
  • Rachel Newton: To the Awe (Shadowside) [11-06] - folk
  • Svitlana Nianio & Oleksandr Yurchenko: Znayesh Yak? Rozkazhy (Night School) [02-21]
  • Phill Niblock: Music for Organ (Matiere Memoire -19) [2019-12-15] - electronic
  • Johnny Nicholas: Mistaken Identity (Valcour) [08-28] - blues [**]
  • Emilie Nicolas: Let Her Breathe (Warner Music Norway) [06-05] - pop
  • Nidia: Nao Fales Nela Que A Mentes (Principe) [05-22] -
  • Nidia: Nidia (Principe -EP) [06-05] -
  • Night Shop: The Fountain (Salinas -EP) [09-25]
  • The Nightingales: Four Against Fate (Tiny Global Productions) [05-22]
  • Nightports: Nightports w/Betamax (The Leaf Label) [06-12] - experimental electric
  • Nightwish: Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast) [04-10] - symphonic metal
  • Adam Niewood: Blue as a Whistle (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [**]
  • Night Club: Die Die Lullabye (Gato Blanco) [10-09] - electronic
  • Nightly: Night, Love You (BMG) [10-16] - alt/indie
  • Georg Nigl & Olga Patsjenko: Vanitas: Schubert, Beethoven & Rihm (Alpha) [11-13] - classical
  • Nihiloxica: Kaloli (Crammed Discs) [06-12] - electronic [**]
  • Niika: Close but Not Too Close (1079317 DK) [05-15] - pop
  • Tatiana Nikolayeva: JS Bach: The Art of the Fugue (Universal) - classical
  • Willie Nile: New York at Night (River House)
  • Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra: If You Listen Carefully the Music Is Yours (Odin) [02-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Elsa Nilsson: Hindsight (Bumblebee Collective) [02-21] - jazz
  • Elsa Nilsson Quartet: Dark Is Light Is (self-released) - jazz
  • Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V: Together (Null) [03-26] - ambient
  • Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts VI: Locusts (Null) [03-26] - ambient
  • Nines: Crabs in a Bucket (Zino/Warner) [08-28]
  • Bo Ningen: Sudden Fictions (Alcopop!) [06-26]
  • Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Chicago Waves (International Anthem) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • The Ninth Wave: Happy Days! (Distiller -EP) [07-31]
  • The Nix: Sausage Studio Sessions (Moshi Moshi)
  • Kyle Nix: Lightning on the Mountain (Kyle Nix) [04-30] - country [*]
  • Nkisi: BLK SPLLS (Nkisi -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • NLE Choppa: Top Shotta (Warner) [08-07] - trap rap
  • Nnamdi: Brat (Sooper) [04-03] - art pop
  • No Age: Goons Be Gone (Drag City) [06-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • No Base Trio: No Base Trio (Setola Di Maiale) - jazz
  • No Home: Fucking Hell (Hungry and Undervalued) - rock
  • No Joy: Motherhood (Joyful Noise) [08-21] - shoegaze [*]
  • No Man: Erase (Quit Life)
  • The No Ones: The Great Lost No Ones Album (Yep Roc) [03-27]
  • No-Man: Love You to Bits (Caroline -19) [2019-11-22] - jazz
  • The No-Neck Blues Band: Gitanjali + The Nascent Stigma (Ri Be Xibalba) - jazz
  • No Thank You: Embroidered Foliage (Lame-O) [10-23] - alt/indie
  • Noble Oak: Horizon (Last Gang) [06-19]
  • Mike Nock/Hamish Stuart/Julien Wilson/Jonathan Zwartz: This World (Lionshare -19) [2019-11-01] - jazz
  • Nocturnal Four: Light in the World (In and Out) - jazz
  • NOFX/Frank Turner: West Coast vs Wessex (Fat Wreck Chords) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Michal Noga Band: Stopy (self-released) [08-23]
  • Jim Noir: AM Jazz (Dook -19) [2019-12-20] - alt/indie [**]
  • Billy Nomates: Billy Nomates (Invada) [08-07] [A-]
  • Non La: Not in Love (Kingfisher Bluez) [02-14] - alt/indie
  • Nonlocal Forecast: Holographic Universe(s?)! (Hausu Mountain) [10-30] - electronic
  • Nordmann: In Velvet (Unday) [09-18] - jazz
  • Luke Norris: Northernsong (Ears & Eyes) [01-17] - jazz
  • Richard Norris: Elements (Group Mind) [09-04] - electronic
  • North Americans: Roped In (Third Man) [10-09]
  • The North Sound: As the Stars Explode (New Sun Music) [10-23]
  • Northeast Party House: Shelf Life (Sony Music) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • The Northern Belle: We Wither, We Bloom (Die With Your Boots On) [08-28] - country
  • Norwegian Soloists Choir/Norwegian Radio Orchestra/Grete Pedersen: Luciano Berio: Coro/Cries of London (BIS) [03-06] - choral
  • Not Secured, Loose Ends: Paradox Soar (Codomomental) [09-09] - metal
  • Nothing: The Great Dismal (Relapse) [10-30] - shoegaze
  • Nothing, Nowhere.: One Takes Vol 1 (DCD2/Fueled by Ramen) [07-10]
  • Nothing but Thieves: Moral Panic (Sony) [10-23] - alt/indie
  • Nothing_Neue: Amani (self-released) [06-21] - beat tapes
  • Alva Noto: Xerrox Vol 4 (Noton) [06-19] - electronic
  • Guillaume Nouaux: Guillaume Nouaux & the Stride Piano Kings (self-released) [11-00] - jazz [***]
  • Nova One: Lovable (Community) [04-24]
  • Nova Twins: Who Are the Girls? (Blood) [02-28]
  • Novelists FR: C'est La Vie (Arising Empire) [01-24]
  • Noveller: Arrow ( Ba Da Bing) [06-12] - experimental ambient
  • Eva Novoa: Satellite Quartet (Fresh Sound New Talent) [02-27] - jazz [*]
  • Shahin Novrasli: From Baku to New York City (Jazz Village -19) [2019-09-13] - jazz
  • Antonina Nowacka: Lamunan (Mondoj) [09-11] - experimental
  • Oz Noy: Snapdragon (Abstract Logix) - jazz
  • Rob Noyes & Sam Moss: Rob Noyes & Sam Moss (Scissor Tail) [05-12]
  • Alecia Nugent: The Old Side of Town (Hillbilly Goddess Music) [09-18] - country
  • Adam Nussbaum: Leadbelly Reimagined (Sunnyside) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Nutria: Meeting in Progress (Ears & Eyes) [02-00] - jazz [***]
  • Maarja Nuut & Raum: World Inverted (Ounaviks) [09-11]
  • Nuvolascura: As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination (Zegema Beach/Dog Knight Productions) [06-19]
  • Lina Nyberg: The Clouds (Hoob) - jazz
  • Nyx Nott: Aux Pieds De La Nuit (Melodic) [02-21] - pop/rock
  • NSG: Roots (NSG Entertainment) [06-19]
  • The Nude Party: Midnight Manor (New West) [10-02]
  • Numun: Voyage Au Soleil (Musique Impossible) [09-04] - jazz
  • Tobe Nwigwe: Cincoriginals (self-released) [12-13] - hip-hop
  • Nyssa: Girls Like Me (Bridle) [08-21] - rock
  • NZCA Lines: Pure Luxury (Memphis Industries) [07-10] - electronic [*]
  • Jenny O: New Truth (Mama Bird) [08-07] - singer-songwriter
  • The OBGMs: The Ends (Black Box Music) [10-30]
  • Agnes Obel: Myopia (Blue Note) [02-21] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Dawn Oberg: 2020 Revision (self-released -EP) [08-05] - singer-songwriter [B-]
  • Obinrin Trio: Origem (Tratore) [04-03] - Brazil
  • Obnox: Savage Raygun (Ever/Never) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • Obongjayar: Which Way Is Forward? (September) [02-07] - neo-soul
  • Ed O'Brien: Earth (Capitol) [04-17]
  • Sinead O'Brien: Drowning in Blessings (Chess Club -EP) [09-16]
  • The Ocean: Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic/Cenozoic (Metal Blade) [09-25] - metal
  • Billy Ocean: One World (Sony Music UK) [09-04]
  • The Ocean Collective: Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic/Cenozoic (Metal Blade) - metal
  • Oceanator: Things I Never Said (Polyvinyl) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Oceans: The Sun and the Cold (Nuclear Blast) [01-10]
  • Oceans of Slumber: Oceans of Slumber (Century Media) [09-04] - metal
  • Och: II (Rocket) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Audrey Ochoa: Frankenhorn (Chronograph) [01-24] - jazz
  • Larry Ochs/Aram Shelton Quartet: Continental Drift (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Ocoeur: Everything (n5MD) [02-28] - ambient
  • PJ O'Connor: Television's Golden Age (Rank Stranger Ventures) [10-12]
  • Octo Octa/Eris Drew: Fabric Presents Octo Octa & Eris Drew (Fabric) [11-27] - electronic
  • October and the Eyes: Dogs and Gods (KRO -EP) [11-20]
  • October Drift: Forever Whatever (Physical Education) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Oddfellow's Casino: Burning! Burning! (Nightjar) [08-07]
  • Oddisee: Odd Cure (Outer Note) [07-17] - hip-hop [***]
  • Loren Oden: Adrian Younge Presents Loren Oden: My Heart, My Love (Linear Labs) [09-11] - r&b
  • Roger O'Donnell: 2 Ravens (Caroline) [04-24]
  • Odunsi (The Engine): Everything You Heard Is True (Kimani Moore) [05-13] - alt/indie
  • Of Cabbages and Kings: Aura (Klaeng) - jazz
  • Of Feather & Bone: Sulfuric Disintegration (Profound Lore) [11-13] - metal
  • Of Montreal: UR FUN (Polyvinyl) [01-17] - indie pop
  • Of1000faces: Astronomica (Ming) [09-25] - ambient
  • Arturo O'Farrill/The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Four Questions (Zoho) [04-10] - jazz [B]
  • Off the Meds: Off the Meds (Studio Barnhus) [11-20] - electronic
  • Officer: Night Tennis (Officer) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • The Ogun Meji Duo: [#]Blacklivesmatter (CFG Multimedia -14) [2014-12-31] - jazz [***]
  • Oh Sees: Protean Threat (Castle Face) [09-18] - psychedelic rock
  • Oh Wonder: No One Else Can Wear Your Crown (Island) [02-07] - indie pop
  • Ohmme: Fantasize Your Ghost (Joyful Noise) [06-05] - art rock
  • Shunzo Ohno: Runner (Pulsebeats) [04-03] - jazz [B]
  • Zephaniah OHora: Listening to the Music (Last Roundup) [08-28] - country [A-]
  • Ohtwo: A Time to Be Small (Independent) [07-31] - hip-hop
  • Oi Les Ox: Crooner Qui Coule Sous Les Clous (Primordial Void) [11-25] - electronic
  • Oiseaux-Tempete: Tlamess (Sortilege) (Sub Rosa) [02-13] - alt/indie
  • Ojerime: B4 I Breakdown (Fang) [03-13] - r&b
  • Okan: Espiral (Lulaworld) [10-09] - Latin jazz [***]
  • Okay Kaya: Watch This Liquid Pour Itself (Jagjaguwar) [01-24] - art pop
  • Miles Okazaki: Trickster's Dream (Pi) - jazz
  • Oklou: Galore (Oklou) [09-24] - pop
  • Okuden Quartet [Mat Walerian/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Hamid Drake]: Every Dog Has His Day but It Doesn't Matter Because Fat Cat Is Getting Fatter (ESP-Disk) [07-31] - jazz [A-]
  • Gabriel Olafs: Absent Minded Reworks (One Little Independent) [11-13]
  • Vikingur Olafsson: Debussy/Rameau (Deutsche Grammophon) - classical
  • Michael Olatuja: Lagos Pepper Soup (Whirlwind) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • Old 97's: Twelfth (ATO) [08-21] - rock [***]
  • Sea Oleena: Weaving a Basket (self-released) [10-31] - singer-songwriter
  • Darek Oleszkiewicz: The Promise (self-released) - jazz
  • Old Man Gloom: Seminar VIII: Light of Meaning (Profound Lore) [05-22] - metal
  • Old Man Gloom: Seminar IX: Darkness of Being (Profound Lore) [03-23] - metal
  • Weston Olencki: Solo Works (self-released) [03-20] - unlistenable
  • Andrew Oliver: No Local Stops (Rivermont) [07-17] - jazz
  • Enrique Oliver & Jaume Llombert: Everything I Love (UnderPool) [08-27] - jazz
  • Lance Austin Olsen: Look at the Mouth That Is Looking at You (Infrequency Editions -19) - jazz
  • Angel Olsen: Whole New Mess (Jagjaguwar) [08-28] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Douglas Olsen: 2 Cents (self-released) [11-01] - jazz [**]
  • Carla Olson: Have Harmony, Will Travel 2 (Sunset Blvd) [03-20]
  • Gary Olson: Gary Olson (Tapete) [05-29]
  • OM [Urs Leimgruber/Christy Doran/Bobby Burri/Fredy Studer]: It's About Time (Intakt) [09-18] - jazz [***]
  • Omar: The Anthology (Freestyle) [01-31]
  • Xavier Omar: If You Feel (RCA) [10-23] - r&b
  • Omari Jazz: Dream Child (self-released) [06-05] - beat tapes
  • Omni Gardens: Moss King (Moon Glyph) [09-18]
  • Omnipotent Youth Society: Inside the Cable Temple (self-released) [12-22] - art rock
  • Tomoko Omura: Branches Vol 1 (Outside In Music) - jazz
  • Once and Future Band: Deleted Scenes (Castle Face) [04-10] - progressive rock
  • Aki Onda: Nam June's Spirit Was Speaking to Me (Recital) [06-05] - ambient
  • JS Ondara: Folk N' Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation (Verve Forecast) [05-29] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • The Michael O'Neill Quartet: And Then It Rained (Jazzmo) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • One Be Lo: BABY (Being a Black Youth) (Subterraneous) [11-07] - hip-hop
  • One Thousand motels: 2% Out of Sync (Cleopatra) [09-24] - rock
  • Oneohtrix Point Never: Magic Oneohtrix Point Never (Warp) [10-30] - electronic [*]
  • Onipa: We No Be Machine (Strut) [03-20] - African [***]
  • The Onlies: The Onlies (self-released) [10-02] - country
  • Only Now: Black Wind/Merciless Destiny (Kosh Arora) [08-21] - electronic
  • Onoda: Land/Islands (Cranes) [10-09] - alt/indie
  • OOIOO: Nijimusi (Thrill Jockey) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • ONO: Red Summer (American Dreams) [05-10] - rock
  • Onyx Collective: Manhattan Special (TMWRK) [04-24] - jazz
  • Seiko Oomori: Kintsugi (Avex Trax) [12-09]
  • Opal Onyx: Vessel (Tin Angel) [12-04]
  • Opium Warlords: Nembutal () [12-04] - metal
  • Optic Sink: Optic Sink (Goner) [10-02] - electronic [***]
  • ORA Singers: Thomas Tallis: Spem in Alium/James MacMillan: Vidi Aquam (Harmonia Mundi) [02-29] - classical
  • The Orange Peels: Square (Minty Fresh) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Oranssi Pazuzu: Mestarin Kynsi (Nuclear Blast) [04-17] - black metal
  • The Orb: Abolition of the Royal Familia (Cooking Vinyl) [03-27]
  • Orchards: Lovecore (Big Scary Monsters) [03-13]
  • Orchestra Maxfield Parrish: Guitar Improvisations I-VI (Faith Strange) [08-05] - jazz
  • Bill Orcutt: Warzawa (Endless Happiness) - jazz
  • Peter Oren: The Greener Pasture (Western Vinyl) [04-24] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Tom Oren: Dorly's Song (Concord) - jazz
  • ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra/Arthur Fagen: William Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony (Naxos American) [05-08] - classical
  • ORF Vienna Radio Symphony/Michael Halasz: Opera-Comique Overtures (Naxos) [05-08] - classical
  • Organic Pulse Ensemble: The Light Comes Black (Urban Waves) [01-21] - jazz
  • Orianthi: O (Frontiers) [11-06]
  • The Orielles: Disco Volador (Heavenly) [02-28] - alt/indie [*]
  • Orientation of We: Emergence (Off) - jazz
  • Orion Sun: Hold Space for Me (Mom + Pop) [03-27]
  • Jim O'Rourke: Shutting Down Here (Portraits GRM) [08-14] - avant-garde
  • Orpine: Grown Ungrown (Heist or Hit) [05-15]
  • Orquesta Failde: Failde Con Tumbao (EGREM) [05-19] - Latin
  • Orthodox: Let It Take Its Course (Unbeaten) [02-07]
  • Aruan Ortiz With Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera: Inside Rhythmic Falls (Intakt) [03-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Joell Ortiz & KXNG Crooked: HARD (Mello Music Group) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • Joan Osborne: Trouble and Strife (Womanly Hips) [09-18]
  • Ozzy Osbourne: Ordinary Man (Epic) [02-21] - heavy metal
  • Osees: Metamorphosed (Castle Face) [10-16]
  • Osees: Protean Threat (Castle Face) [09-18]
  • Osees: Panther Rotate (Castle Face) [12-11]
  • Sylwester Ostrowski: Jammin' With KC (Agora) - jazz
  • Daniel O'Sullivan & Richard Youngs: Twelve of Hearts (O Genesis) [12-04]
  • Other Lives: For Their Love (ATO) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Rich O'Toole: New York (Buffalo Roam/Average Joes Entertainment) [06-26] - counry
  • Otta: Songbook (PIAS) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Otto: Clam Day (PLZ Make It Ruins) [09-23] - electronic
  • The Outlaws: Dixie Highway (Steamhammer) [02-28] - rock
  • Oval: Scis (Thrill Jockey) [01-17] - IDM
  • Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good (Brownswood) [02-28] - hip-hop [*]
  • Kassa Overall: Shades of Flu: Healthy Remixes for an Ill Moment (Flu Note) [05-20] - hip-hop [*]
  • Ovrkast: Try Again (Ovrkast) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Owen: The Avalanche (Polyvinyl) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • Eve Owen: Don't Let the Ink Dry (37d03d) [05-08]
  • Kelly Lee Owens: Inner Song (Smalltown Supersound) [08-28] - elecgtronic [**]
  • Tony Oxley: Beaming (Confront) - jazz
  • Keith Oxman: Two Cigarettes in the Dark (Capri) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Ozric Tentacles: Space for the Earth () [10-09]
  • Pa Salieu: Send Them to Coventry (Warner Music UK) [11-13] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra: The Ill Side (Pacific Mambo) - jazz
  • Pacific Range: High Upon the Mountain (Curation) [03-27]
  • The Pack AD: It Was Fun While It Lasted (The Pack AD/Fontana North) [04-17]
  • Fito Paez: La Conquista Del Espacio (RCA Victor) [03-13]
  • Kaash Paige: Teenage Fever (Se Lavi Productions/Def Jam) [08-14] - r&b
  • Pain of Salvation: Panther (InsideOut) [08-28]
  • Paint: Spiritual Vegas (Mexican Summer) [07-10] - alt/indie
  • Painted Shield: Painted Shield (Loosegroove)
  • Paisiel: Unconscious Death Wishes (Rocket) [11-20] - experimental
  • Lauren Pakradooni: Flite (self-released) [04-23]
  • Palace Winter: . . . Keep Dreaming, Buddy (Tambourhinoceros) [10-23]
  • Palaye Royale: The Bastards (Sumerian) [05-29] - rock
  • Umberto Palazzo: L'Eden Dei Lunatici (2093500 DK) [07-05] - alt/indie
  • Lama Lobsang Palden & Jim Becker: Compassion (Drag City) [10-09]
  • Pale Blue: Breathe (2MR) [04-03] - electronic
  • The Ed Palermo Big Band: The Great Un-American Songbook Vol III (Sky Cat) [J|jazz]
  • Pallbearer: Forgotton Days (Nuclear Blast) [10-23] - doom metal
  • Owen Pallett: Island (Domino) [05-22] - art pop
  • Henrik Palm: Poverty Metal (Svart) [10-16]
  • Palm Reader: Sleepless (Holy Roar) [11-27] - metal
  • Adam Palma: Meets Chopin (MTJ -19) [2019-09-27] - classical
  • Jason Palmer: The Concert: 12 Musings for Isabella (Giant Steps Arts -2CD) [05-18] - jazz [A-]
  • The Panhandlers: The Panhandlers (Motel Time Music/The Next Waltz) [03-06] - country
  • Raphael Pannier Quartet: Faune (French Paradox) [08-21] - jazz [**]
  • Pantayo: Pantayo (Telephone Explosion) [05-08] - international
  • Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees (Modern) [03-06] - ambient
  • Jerry Paper: Abracadabra (Stones Throw) [05-15] - psychedelic pop
  • Lee Paradise: The Fink (Telephone Explosion) [12-04]
  • Paradise Cinema: Paradise Cinema (Gondwana) [10-09] - jazz
  • Paradise Lost: Obsidian (Nuclear Blast) [05-15] - gothic metal
  • Giuseppe Paradiso Meridian 71: Metropolitan Sketches (self-released) [02-21] - jazz
  • Jon Pardi: Rancho Fiesta Sessions (Capitol Nashville) [08-14] - country
  • Pareidolia: Selon Le Vent (JACC -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Paris: Safe Space Invader (Guerilla Funk) [09-25] - hip-hop [***]
  • Christopher Parker & Kelly Hurt: No Tears Suite (Mahakala Music) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • Evan Parker/Paul Lytton: Collective Calls (Revisited) (Jubilee) (Intakt) [02-14] - jazz [A-]
  • Evan Parker/Zlatko Kaucic: Arkosberg (Klopotec) - jazz
  • Jeff Parker: Suite for Max Brown (International Anthem) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Jonathan Parker: Broken Hearts & Broken Bones (Jonathan Parker Music) [05-01] - country
  • Maceo Parker: Soul Food: Cooking With Maceo (The Funk Garage) - jazz
  • Aaron Parks: Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man (Ropeadope) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Arlo Parks: Sophie (Beatnik Creative -EP) [11-29] - r&b
  • Parkway Drive: Viva the Underdogs (Epitaph) [03-27] - soundtrack
  • Branka Parlic: Erik Satie: Inities 2017 (Triston Master -19) [2019-01-29] - classical
  • Parlor Walls: Heavy Tongue (Famous Swords) [02-21] - rock
  • Erki Parnoja: Leva (self-released) [02-12] - alt/indie
  • Bruno Parrinha/Abdul Moimeme/Carlos Santos: A Silent Play in the Shadow of Power (Creative Sources) [10-26] - jazz [B-]
  • Theo Parrish: Wuddaji (Sound Signature) [10-02] - electronic [**]
  • Gaetano Partipilo: Boom Collective: Live Somewhere (Auand) - jazz
  • Partner: Never Give Up (You've Changed) [11-20]
  • Dolly Parton: A Holly Dolly Christmas (12Tone) [10-02] - holiday
  • Partynextdoor: Partymobile (OVO Sound/Warner) [03-27] - alt r&b
  • Tayla Parx: Coping Mechanisms (Taylamade/Atlantic) [11-20] - pop [*]
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Imagine Growing Up (We Jazz) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Paslay: Nice Guy (Paso Fino) [08-14]
  • Patricia: Maxyboy (Ghostly International) [07-10] - techno
  • Pattern Seeking Animals: Prehensile Tales (Insideout) [05-15] - rock
  • Esme Patterson: There Will Come Soft Rains (BMG) [03-06] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Pauls Jets: Highlights Zum Einschlafen (Lotterlabel) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • Ole Paus: Sa Naer, Sa Naer (Drabant Music) [01-31] - rock
  • Zed Yun Pavarotti: Beauseigne (Artside/Caroline) [10-09] - hip-hop
  • Pavoguchi: III (Aklovap) [07-03] - jazz
  • J Pavone String Ensemble: Lost and Found (Astral Spirits) - jazz
  • Waylon Payne: Blue Eyes, the Harlot, the Queer, the Pusher & Me (Carnival) [09-11] - country [***]
  • Paysage d'Hiver: Im Wald (Kunsthall) [06-26] - atmospheric black metal
  • Vinnie Paz: As Above So Below (Enemy Soil) [02-14] - hip-hop
  • PE: Person (Wharf Cat) [03-06] - art punk
  • Peach Pit: You and Your Friends (Columbia) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Peaking Lights: Escape (Dekmantel) [05-04]
  • Carly Pearce: Carly Pearce (Big Machine) [02-14] - country
  • Pearl Jam: Gigaton (Monkeywrench/Republic) [03-27] - alt/indie [B]
  • Pears: Pears (Fat Wreck Chords) [03-06]
  • Katy J Pearson: Return (Heavenly) [11-13]
  • Peat & Diesel: Light My Byre (WEE Studio) [01-24] - folk
  • Orville Peck: Show Pony (Columbia -EP) [08-14] - alt-country
  • Peel Dream Magazine: Agitprop Alterna (Slumberland) [04-03]
  • Grant Peeples: Bad Wife (Rootball) [02-14] - alt/indie [*]
  • Peggy Sue: Vices (Peggy Sue) [02-21]
  • Vincent Peirani/Emile Parisien: Abrazo (ACT Music) [08-28] - jazz
  • PEK Solo/An Orchestra of PEKs: Some Truths Are Known (Evil Clown -3CD) [11-13] - jazz
  • Jeremy Pelt: The Art of Intimacy, Vol 1 (HighNote) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Nathy Peluso: Calambre (Sony Music) [10-02] - pop rap
  • Dan Penn: Living on Mercy (The Last Music Company) [08-28] - r&b
  • Tivon Pennicott: Spirit Garden (New Phrase) [10-27] - jazz [B]
  • BK Pepper: Territories (Sodo) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • Pere Ubu: By Order of Mayor Pawlicki: Live in Jarocin (Cherry Red) [06-26] - rock [**]
  • Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test: Vision for Rhythm (Jazzheads) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: Amalgam (Mahakala Music) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman & Arcado String Trio: Deep Resonance (Fundacja Sluchaj) [08-15] - jazz [**]
  • Ivo Perelman/Pascal Marzan: Dust of Light/Ears Drawing Sounds (Setola di Maiale/Ibeji) - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Gordon Grdina/Hamin Honari: The Purity of Desire (Not Two) - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Joe Morris: Shamanism (Mahakala Music) [12-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Perez: Surex (Etoile Distante) [02-14]
  • Perfume Genius: Set My Heart on Fire Immediately (Matador) [05-15] - art pop [*]
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra: Love Is a Temporary Madness (self-released) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Tristan Perich: Drift Multiply (New Amsterdam) [11-13] - post-minimalism
  • Perila: Meta Door L (Paralaxe Editions) [10-30] - ambient
  • Peripheral Vision: Irrational Revelation and Mutual Humiliation (Step 3) - jazz
  • Elvis Perkins: Creation Myths (Mir)
  • Permanent Collection: Nothing Good Is Normal (Permanent Collection) - noise pop
  • Joe Pernice: Richard (Ashmont) [10-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Penya Na Msafiri Zawose: Penya Safari EP (On the Corner) [01-24] - African [*]
  • Ben Perowsky/John Medeski/Chris Speed: Upstream (El Destructo -19) [2019-10-31] - jazz [***]
  • Katy Perry: Smile (Capitol) [08-28] - pop
  • Jonathan Personne: Disparitions (Michel) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Pet Shimmers: Face Down in Meta (P&S) [01-31] - alt/indie
  • Pet Shimmers: Trash Earthers (Pet Shimmers) [10-02]
  • Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot (X2) [01-24] - electropop [***]
  • Peter and the Test Tube Babies: Fuctifano (Arising Empire) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • Peter Bjorn and John: Endless Dream (Ingrid) [03-13] - indie pop
  • Gretchen Peters: The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury (Proper) [05-15] - country
  • John Petrucci: Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind Music) [08-28] - blues
  • Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy: Onward & Upward (Onyx Music) - jazz
  • Malin Pettersen: Wildhorse (Die With Your Boots On) [10-16] - country [**]
  • The Phantasy: Ibiza Pt I & II (The Phantasy) [10-20] - electronic
  • Phantogram: Ceremony (Republic) [03-06] - electropop
  • Phantom Blues Band: Still Cookin' (Vizztone) [02-14] - blues
  • Phantom Planet: Devastator (Phantom Planet) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • Phantom Posse: Forever Underground (Orchid Tapes) [03-20] - alt/indie
  • Phantoms Vs Fire: Modern Monsters I & II (Blackjack Illuminist) [02-28] - glitch
  • Pharaoh Overlord: 6 (Roket) [11-27] - electronic
  • Phase Fatale: Scanning Backwards (Ostgut Ton) [01-24] - industrial techno
  • Keiron Phelan & Peace Signs: Hobby Jingo (Gare Du Nord)
  • Phelimuncasi: Phelimuncasi: 2013-2019 (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [09-17]
  • Phew: Vertigo KO (Disciples) [09-04] - electronic
  • Barre Phillips/Mike Bullock: At Home (self-released) - jazz
  • Barre Phillips: Thirty Years in Between (Les Disques Victo) [06-00] - jazz
  • Grant-Lee Phillips: Lightning Show Us Your Stuff (Yep Roc) [09-04]
  • Robin Phillips: Re-Versed (Repmusic) - jazz
  • Zach Phillips: The Wine of Youth (self-released) [04-03] - rock [*]
  • Phish: Sigma Oasis (JEMP) [04-01] - rock
  • Bek Phoenix: Park Variations (self-released) [05-18]
  • Wayne Phoenix: Soaring Wayne Phoenix Story the Earth (Halcyon Veil) [01-10] - electronic
  • The Phoenix Foundation: Friend Ship (Memphis Industries) [10-16]
  • Phony: Knock Yourself Out (Smartpunk) [08-28]
  • Photay: Waking Hours (Mexican Summer) [06-12] - electronic
  • Pia Fraus: Empty Parks (SekSound) [01-20] - indie pop
  • Piano Novel: Lumino Forest: Alternative Takes (Masterworks) [01-10] - classical
  • The Pictish Trail: Thumb World (Fire) [02-21]
  • Picturesque: Do You Feel OK? (Equal Vision) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • The Piedmont Boys: Almost Home (Hill House) [11-13] - country
  • Enrico Pieranunzi: From Always to Now (Alfamusic -19) - jazz
  • Dave Pietro: Hypersphere (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Kasia Pietrzko Trio: Ephemeral Pleasures (self-released) - jazz
  • Pig Destroyer: The Octagonal Stairway (Relapse -EP) [08-28] - metal
  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs: Viscerals (Rocket) [04-03] - stoner metal [B]
  • Laurence Pike: Prophecy (The Leaf Label) [07-24] - electronic
  • Pilo: AREA (Boysnoize) [04-17] - electronic
  • Charles Pillow Ensemble: Chamber Jazz (Summit) [02-07] - jazz [B]
  • Pillow Queens: In Waiting (Pillow Queens) [09-25]
  • Lido Pimienta: Miss Colombia (Anti-) [04-17] - art pop [**]
  • Pine Barons: Mirage on the Meadow (Grind Select) [10-09] - rock
  • The Pineapple Thief: Versions of the Truth (Kscope) [09-04]
  • Cathlene Pineda: Rainbow Baby (Orenda) [06-05] - jazz
  • Pinegrove: Marigold (Rough Trade) [01-17] - alt/indie [*]
  • Chico Pinheiro: City of Dreams (Buriti) [07-17] - jazz
  • Ariel Pink: House Arrest (Mexican Summer) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Ariel Pink: Worn Copy (Mexican Summer) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Ariel Pink: The Doldrums (Mexican Summer) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Pink Siifu/Yungmorpheus: Bag Talk (Field Left -19) [2019-12-26] - hip-hop [**]
  • Pink Siifu: Negro (Field-Left) [04-29] - hip-hop [B]
  • Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin: FlySiifu's (Lex) [11-13] - hip-hop
  • Pinkcourtesyphone: Leaving Everything to Be Desired (Room40) [09-25] - electronic
  • Justin Pinkerton: Aak'ab (El Paraiso) [09-25] - electronic
  • Pinkish Black & Yells at Eels: Vanishing Light in the Tunnel of Dreams (Ayler) - jazz
  • PINS: Hot Slick (Haus of Pins) [05-29]
  • Anthony Pirog: Pocket Poem (Cuneiform) - jazz
  • Mo Pitney: Ain't Lookin' Back (Curb) [03-13] - country
  • Chris Pitsiokos: Speak in Tongues and Hope for the Gift of Interpretation (Relative Pitch) [02-10] - jazz [*]
  • Chris Pitsiokos/Javier Areal Velez/Kevin Murray: First Blush (1039 -EP) [09-04] - jazz
  • Chris Pitsiokos: Aswoon (self-released) [11-13] - jazz
  • Places Around the Sun: Places Around the Sun (self-released) [09-25] - rock
  • Plague Years: Circle of Darkness (eOne) [09-18]
  • Planet Battagon: Trans-Neptunia (On the Corner) [10-23] - jazz
  • Plants and Animals: The Jungle (Secret City) [10-23]
  • Joel Plaskett: 44 (Songs for the Gang/Pheromone) [04-17]
  • Plone: Puzzlewood (Ghost Box) [04-17] - electronic
  • Mikkel Ploug: Balcony Lullabies (Stunt) [10-04] - jazz [*]
  • Pod Blotz: Transdimensional System (Dais) [01-24]
  • Ploy: Unlit Signals (LIES) [11-01]
  • Sareem Poems & Newselph: The Art of Living (Illect) [08-13] - hip-hop
  • Verneri Pohjola: The Dead Don't Dream (Edition) - jazz
  • Point North: Brand New Vision (Hopeless) [08-21] - rock
  • Chris Poland: Resistance (Ropeadope) [03-13] - jazz [*]
  • Zoe Polanski: Violent Flowers (Youngbloods) [07-17]
  • Polaris: The Death of Me (Sharptone) [02-21]
  • Pole: Fading (Mute) [11-06] - electronic
  • Polica: When We Stay Alive (Memphis Industries) [01-31] - art pop
  • Mike Polizze: Long Lost Solace Find (Paradise of Bachelors) [07-31]
  • Polo G: The Goat (Columbia) [05-15] - trap rap [**]
  • Jonny Polonsky: Power and Greed and Money and Sex and Death (Ghostworks) [11-13] - rock
  • Polwechsel & Klaus Lang: Unseen (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Polyorchard: Ink (Out & Gone Music) - jazz
  • Polypores: Azure (Castles in Space) [06-26] - electronic
  • Polypores: Flora (Castles in Space -19) [2019-07-13] - electronic
  • Polyrhythmics: Chelada (Color Red) - jazz
  • Valery Ponomarev Big Band: Live! Our Father Who Art Blakey: The Centennial (Summit) [01-17] - jazz [B]
  • Dougie Poole: The Freelancer's Blues (Wharf Cat) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Poolside: Low Season (Pacific Standard) [02-07] - electronic
  • Ted Poor: You Already Know (Impulse!) - jazz
  • Pop Filter: Banksia (Bobo Integral) [08-21] - alt/indie
  • Pop Smoke: Meet the Woo 2 (Victor Victor/Republic) [02-07] - mixtape [*]
  • Pop Smoke: Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon (Republic) [07-03] - trap rap [*]
  • Ron Pope: Bone Structure (Brooklyn Basement) [03-06]
  • Popcaan: Fixtape (OVO Sound/Warner) [08-07] - reggae [**]
  • Poppy: I Disagree (Sumerian) [01-10] - alt metal [*]
  • Population II: A La O Terre (Castle Face) [10-30]
  • Populous: W (Wonderwheel) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Porches: Ricky Music (Domino) [03-13] - synthpop
  • Porridge Radio: Every Bad (Secretly Canadian) [03-13] - alt/indie [*]
  • Sofia Portanet: Freier Geist (Dutchess Box) [07-03]
  • Gregory Porter: All Rise (Blue Note) [08-26] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Ryan Porter & the West Coast Get Down: Live in Paris at New Morning (World Galaxy) [06-12] - jazz [***]
  • Porter Union: Loved & Lost (Porter Union) [03-06] - country
  • Posi-Tone Swinget: One for 25 (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Possessed by Paul James: As We Go Wandering (self-released) [01-31] - folk
  • Post Animal: Forward Motion Godyssey (Polyvinyl) [02-14] - psychedelic rock
  • Tineke Postma: Freya (Edition) [03-20] - jazz [**]
  • Potatohead People: Mellow Fantasy (Bastard Jazz) [10-30] - hip-hop
  • Potsa Lotsa XL: Silk Songs for Space Dogs (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Chris Potter: There Is a Tide (Edition) [12-04] - jazz [B-]
  • Potter Payper: Training Day 3 (Potter Payper) [09-18] - hip-hop
  • Pottery: Welcome to Bobby's Motel (PTKF) [06-26] - alt/indie [*]
  • Will Pound: A Day Will Come (Lulubug) [05-08] - folk
  • Brigid Mae Power: Head Above the Water (Fire) [06-05]
  • Power Alone: Rather Be Alone (Indecision) - punk
  • Power Trip: Live in Seattle 05.28.2018 (Dark Operative) [06-11] - metal
  • Powerman 5000: The Noble Rot (Cleopatra) [08-28]
  • Trevor Powers: Capricorn (Fat Possum) [07-29] - ambient
  • Powers/Rolin Duo: Powers/Rolin Duo (Feeding Tube) [05-01] - ambient
  • Powfu: Poems of the Past (self-released) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • Mirtha Pozzi: Tzimx (Nowlands) [03-27] - classical
  • PRAED Orchestra: Live in Sharjah (Morphine) [11-09] - jazz [*]
  • Lyra Pramuk: Fountain (Bedroom Community) [03-20] - art pop
  • Precolumbian & Estoc: Landocore (Majia -EP) [06-05] - club music
  • Sam Prekop: Comma (Thrill Jockey) [08-21] - alt/indie
  • Noah Preminger: Contemptment (SteepleChase) [10-15] - jazz [**]
  • Preservation: Eastern Medicine, Western Illness (Nature Sounds) [05-29] - hip-hop
  • Pretenders: Hate for Sale (BMG) [07-17] - pop/rock [***]
  • The Pretty Things: Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood (Madfish) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Bobby Previte/Jamie Saft/Nels Cline: Music From the Early 21st Century (RareNoise) [02-28] - jazz [*]
  • Margo Price: That's How Rumors Get Started (Loma Vista) [07-10] - country [*]
  • Margo Price: Perfectly Imperfect at the Ryman (Loma Vista) [11-13] - country [**]
  • Dafnis Prieto Sextet: Transparency (Dafnison Music) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Primal Fear: Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast) [07-24]
  • The Primevals: Second Nature (Triple Wide) [06-28] - rock
  • Primitive Ignorant: Sikh Punk (Something in Construction)
  • Primo: Sogni (Upset the Rhythm) [04-17] - alt/indie
  • William Prince: Reliever (Glassnote) [02-07]
  • William Prince: Gospel First Nation (Glassnote) [10-23] - singer-songwriter
  • Prince Josh: The Joy (Hand Drawn Dracula) [03-06] - electronic
  • Prince Royce: Alter Ego (Sony Music Latin) [02-07]
  • Princess Nokia: Everything Is Beautiful (Platoon) [02-26] - pop rap [***]
  • Princess Nokia: Everything Sucks (Platoon -EP) [02-26] - pop rap [**]
  • Primitive Man: Immersion (Relapse) [08-14] - metal
  • Riza Printup/Marcus Printup: Gentle Rain (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz
  • Gregory Privat: Soley (Buddham Jazz) [01-31] - jazz
  • The Professionals: The Professionals (Madlib Invazion) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Professor and the Madman: Seance (Fullertone) [11-13] - rock
  • Profligate: Too Numb to Know (Wharf Cat) [09-25]
  • Prolaps: Pure Mud Vol 7 (Hausu Mountain) [03-20]
  • The Proper Ornaments: Mission Bells (Tapete) [02-28]
  • Prophet: Don't Forget It (Stones Throw) [01-31] - r&b
  • Chuck Prophet: The Land That Time Forgot (Yep Roc) [08-21] - Americana
  • Proscription: Conduit (Dark Descent) [09-25] - metal
  • Protest the Hero: Palimpsest (Spinefarm) [06-18] - prog metal
  • Proto Droids: Cybernetic World (Spun Out of Control) [10-25] - electroic
  • Protoje: In Search of Lost Time (RCA) [08-28] - reggae [**]
  • Protomartyr: Ultimate Success Today (Domino) [07-17] - art punk [**]
  • Katie Pruitt: Expectations (Rounder) [02-21] - country [*]
  • Psychedelic Furs: Made of Rain (Cooking Vinyl) [07-31] - alt/indie [*]
  • Psychic Markers: Psychic Markers (Bella Union) [05-29]
  • Psychic Temple: Houses of the Holy (Joyful Noise) [09-25]
  • Psychotic Waltz: The God-Shaped Void (Inside Out Music) [02-14] - progressive metal
  • Public Enemy: What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? (Def Jam) [09-25] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Public Practice: Gentle Grip (Wharf Cat) [05-15] - post-punk
  • Greg Puciato: Child Soldier: Creator of God (Federal Prisoner) [10-09] - metal
  • Jure Pukl: Broken Circles (Whirlwind) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Pulchre Morte: Ex Rose Ceremonia (Transcending) [11-06] - metal
  • Pulled by Magnets: Rose Golden Doorways (Glitterbeat) [02-28]
  • Pulsallama: Pulsallama (Modern Harmonic) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Pulse Emitter: Swirlings (Hausu Mountain) [01-17] - prog electronic
  • PUP: This Place Sucks Ass (BMG -EP) [10-23] - pop punk [*]
  • Bernard Purdie/Christian Fabian/Ron Oswanski: Move On! (CAP) - Jazz
  • Pure Reason Revolution: Eupnea (Another Century) [04-03] - rock
  • Pure X: Pure X (Fire Talk) [07-03] - lo-fi
  • Purity Ring: Womb (4AD) [04-03] - sythpop
  • Purna Loka Ensemble: Metaraga (Origin) [01-17] - jazz [**]
  • Puscifer: Existential Reckoning (BMG) [10-30] - alt/indie
  • Puss N Boots: Sister (Blue Note) [02-14] - alt/indie
  • PVA: Toner (Big Dada -EP) [11-20] - synthpop
  • PVRIS: Use Me (Warner) [08-28] - pop [B]
  • Pye Corner Audio: Where Things Are Hollow 2 (Lapsus) [06-26] - electronic
  • Josh Pyke: Rome (Wonderlick) [08-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Martin Pyne: Spirits of Absent Dancers (Discus)
  • Pyramaze: Epitaph (AFM Organization) [11-13] - rock
  • Pyrrhon: Abscess Time (Willowtip) [06-26]
  • Quakers: II: The Next Wave (Stones Throw) [11-13] - hip-hop
  • Quarter-Life Crisis: Quarter-Life Crisis (Saddle Creek -EP) [12-04]
  • Queen/Adam Lambert: Live Around the World (Hollywood) [10-02]
  • Queen Naija: Misunderstood (Capitol) [10-30] - r&b
  • Joana Queiroz: Tempo Sem Tempo (YB) [07-03] - jazz
  • Quelle Chris & Chris Keys: Innocent Country 2 (Mello Music Group) [04-24] - hip-hop [***]
  • Joana Queiroz: Tempo Sem Tempo (YB Music) [07-03] - jazz
  • Quest Ensemble: The Other Side (PFT) [06-19] - classical
  • Ester Quevedo Quintet: Trabalenguas (UnderPool) [04-02] - jazz
  • Francis Quinlan: Likewise (Saddle Creek) [01-31] - indie pop [*]
  • David Quinn: Letting Go (Low Town) [10-23] - country
  • Qwanqwa: Volume 3 (Wuzzawazee Industries) [09-11] - Ethiopian
  • RA the Rugged Man: All My Heroes Are Dead (Nature Sound) [04-17] - hip-hop
  • Bruno Raberg/Jason Robinson/Bob Weiner: The Urgency of Now (Creative Nation Music) [08-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Radar: All Things Bittersweet (Xephem) [06-22] - electronic
  • Abbey Rader/John McMinn: Duo From the Heart (Abray) [04-12] - jazz [**]
  • Radical Dads: Paved Mountain (Uninhabitable Mansions) [06-23] - rock
  • Eliane Radigue: Occam Ocean 2 (Shiiin -19) - jazz
  • Raekwon: The Appetition (Ice H2O -EP) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • RaeLynn: Baytown (Round Here -EP) [08-14] - country [**]
  • Billy Raffoul: International Hotel (UMGRI Interscope) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Claus Raible: Trio! (Alessa -19) [2019-11-21] - jazz
  • Tom Rainey/Ingrid Laubrock: Stir Crazy (self-released) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • Lisa Ramey: Surrender (Elimar Music) [03-27] - rock
  • David Ramirez: My Love Is a Hurricane (Sweetworld) [07-17] - country
  • Tyler Ramsey: Found a Picture of You (Fantasy -EP) [10-16]
  • Ramzi: Cocon (Fati) [06-05] - tribal house
  • Lee Ranaldo & Raul Refree: Names of North End Women (Mute) [02-21] [*]
  • Hania Rani: Home (Gondwana) [03-07] - electronic
  • Iiro Rantala: Playing Gershwin (ACT Music) [01-31] - jazz
  • Ras G: Raw Fruit Vol 5 & 6 (FB Distribution) [06-19] - beat tapes
  • Raspberry Bulbs: Before the Age of Mirrors (Relapse) [02-21] - metal
  • Ratboys: Printer's Devil (Topshelf) [02-28] - indie pop [*]
  • Nathaniel Rateliff: And It's Still Alright (Stax) [02-14]
  • Rattlesnake Milk: Rattlesnake Milk (Feels So Good) [04-28] - country
  • Enrico Rava/Matthew Herbert/Giovanni Guidi: For Mario (Live) (Accidental) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • Raw Poetic & Damu the Fudgemunk: Moment of Change (Redefinition) [04-10] - hip-hop [**]
  • Ashley Ray: Pauline (Ashley Ray) [08-14] - country
  • Tim Ray: Excursions and Adventures (Whaling City Sound) [01-31] - jazz [*]
  • Allan Rayman: Christian (Universal Music Canada) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Gwenifer Raymond: Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain (Tompkins Square) [11-13]
  • Alison Rayner: Short Stories (Blow the Fuse -19) [2019-10-25] - jazz
  • Mason Razavi/Bennett Roth-Newell: After You (First Orbit Sounds) - jazz
  • Real Estate: The Main Thing (Domino) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • REAL(s): DSLB (Music as Insurgent Art) [11-03]
  • Reason: New Beginnings (Top Dawg Entertainment) [10-09] - hip-hop
  • Josey Rebelle: Josey in Space (Beats in Space) [05-15]
  • Rex Rebo: Early Logic Shift (Rex Rebo) [02-29] - electronic
  • Barbi Recanati: Ubicacion En Tiempo Real (2020 Goza) [03-20]
  • Reciprocal Uncles [Gianni Lenoci/Gianni Mimmo]: The Whole Thing (Amirani) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Reckless Kelly: American Jackpot/American Girls (No Big Deal) [05-22] - alt-country rock
  • Recognise Ali: Recognition (Greenfield Music) [08-21] - hip-hop
  • Recondite: Dwell (Ghostly International) [01-24] - electronic
  • Record Setter: I Owe You Nothing (Topshelf) [11-06] - rock
  • Tiffany Red: Call Me Red Vol 1 (-EP) [01-03] - hip-hop
  • Red City Radio: Paradise (Pure Noise) [12-04]
  • RED Trio/Celebration Band: 10th Anniversary Concert (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz
  • Ailbhe Reddy: Personal History (Friends of the Family) [10-02]
  • ReDiviDeR: Mere Nation (Diatribe) - jazz
  • Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Round Again (Nonesuch) [07-10] - jazz [***]
  • Redpine & Solo: Time 4 Change (Studio Rockers -EP) [06-26] - electronic
  • The Reds, Pinks & Purples: You Might Be Happy Someday (Tough Love) [10-02] - alt/indie
  • Redveil: Niagara (Hvmor) [08-25] - hip-hop
  • Eric Reed: For a Time Such as This (Smoke Sessions) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Jeff Reed: Look for the Light (self-released) - jazz
  • Ricky Reed: The Room (Nice Life) [08-28]
  • Dan Reeder: Every Which Way (Oh Boy) [06-05] - folk [B]
  • Reflections: Willow (Reflections) [02-20]
  • Niamh Regan: Hemet (The Black Gate Label) [09-04]
  • Regenorchester XII: Relics (Trost) - jazz
  • Regis: Hidden in This Is the Light That You Miss (Downwards) [05-22] - electronic
  • Scott Reich: Interbeing: Elements of Connection (Heart Dance)
  • Alaska Reid: Big Bunny (Terrible) [12-11]
  • Nadia Reid: Out of My Province (Spacebomb) [03-06] - indie folk
  • Rufus Reid/Sullivan Fortner: Always in the Moment (Newvelle) - jazz
  • Julia Reidy: Vanish (Editions Mego) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Coco Reilly: Coco Reilly (Golden Wheel) [12-09]
  • Greg Reitan: West 60th (Sunnyside -19) [2019-02-12] - jazz
  • Rejoicer: Spiritual Sleaze (Stones Throw) [02-14] - downtempo
  • Rekon: Rekon (self-released) [09-21] - jazz
  • Salaam Remi: Black on Purpose (Louder Than Life) [11-11] - hip-hop
  • Remo Drive: A Portrait of an Ugly Man (Epitaph) [06-26] - art rock
  • Rempis/Rosaly Duo: Codes/Myths (Aerophonic -2CD) [05-19] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Rempis/Jim Baker/Ingebright Haker Flaten/Avreeayl Ra: Millenniums (Aerophonic) [05-27] - jazz [*]
  • Dave Rempis/Terrie Ex/Tim Daisy: Sugar Shack (Aerophonic) [08-12] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Rempis/Elisabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang: Triple Tube (Not Two) [07-03] - jazz [**]
  • Rempis Percussion Quartet: The Long Haul (Aerophonic) [08-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Dave Rempis/Jeff Parker/Ingebrigt Haker Flaten/Jeremy Cunningham: Stringers and Struts (Aerophonic) [12-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Renegade Cconnection: Politicians, Protesters & Thieves (Sound of Sinners) [09-04] - reggae
  • Andrew Renfroe: Dark Grey EP (self-released -EP) [09-25] - jazz [*]
  • The Rentals: Q36 (self-released) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Matt Renzi: Arm-Sized Legging (Three P's) - jazz
  • ReoNa: Unknown (Sony) [10-07] - J-pop
  • Repetitor: Prazan Prostor Medu Nama Koji Moze I Da Ne Postoji (Moontree) [11-20] - rock
  • Doug Repetti: The Hollywood Musical (self-released) [10-12] - pop
  • REQ & Smudge: Smudge's Coffee (Seagrave -EP) [06-19] - electronic
  • The Residents: Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin' Dog (Cryptic) [07-10]
  • Resistance Revival Chorus: This Joy (Righteous Babe) [10-16] - folk
  • Respire: Black Line (Church Road) [12-04] - screamo
  • The Rest Is Silence: A Short Film (Earshift Music) [07-10] - jazz
  • Antonino Restuccia & Santiago Bogacz: Resonancias (self-relased -19) [2019-10-03] - jazz
  • Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby: For All We Know (MCG Jazz) [02-14] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Markus Reuter: Truce (MoonJune) [01-17] - jazz
  • Markus Reuter: Sun Trance (MoonJune) - jazz
  • Markus Reuter Oculus: Nothing Is Sacred (Moonjune) [08-06] - jazz
  • Reverso [Frank Woeste/Vincent Courtois/Ryan Keberle]: The Melodic Line (Out Note) [02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Eric Revis: Slipknots Through a Looking Glass (Pyroclastic) [09-11] - jazz [A-]
  • The Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus: Songs of Yearning/Nocturnes (Occultation) [06-05]
  • Frankie Reyes: Originalitos (Stones Throw) [10-23]
  • Jordan Reyes: Sand Like Stardust (American Dreams) [11-20] - rock
  • Jessie Reyez: Before Love Came to Kill Us (Island) [03-27] - trap rap [**]
  • Jenny Reynolds: Any Kind of Angel (Pretty Okay Music) [06-19] - folk [**]
  • Alex Rex: Andromeda (Tin Angel) [02-07]
  • Mariam Rezaei: Skeen (Fractal Meat Cuts) [05-08] - electronic
  • Soho Rezanejad: Perform and Surrender (Silicone -EP) [12-04] - electronic
  • Soho Rezanejad: Honesty Without Compassion Is Brutality (Volume 1) (Silicone -19) [2019-12-20] - electronic [*]
  • Soho Rezanejad: Honesty Without Compassion Is Brutality (Volume 2) (Silicone) [01-20] - electronic [*]
  • Aldous RH: Respect 4 Devotion (Moshi Moshi) [05-29] - alt/indie
  • The Rheingans Sisters: Receiver (Bendigedig) [10-23]
  • Rheinzand: Rheinzand (Music for Dreams) [03-20] - electronic
  • Ribbon Stage: My Favorite Shrine (K -EP) [08-07] - alt/indie
  • Roddy Ricch: Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial (Atlantic -19) [2019-12-06] - trap rap [B]
  • Rodney Rice: Same Shirt, Different Day (Moody Spring Music) [08-11] - country [***]
  • Robert Rich: Neurogenesis (self-released) - electronic
  • Rich Youngin: Stunna 4 Vegas (Billion Dollar Baby/Interscope) [01-17] - trap rap
  • Raymond Richards: The Lost Art of Wandering (ESP Institute) [05-22] - electronic
  • Steph Richards: Supersense (Northern Spy) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Logan Richardson: Afrofuturism (WAX Industry) [09-23] - jazz [B]
  • Riches: Fantasy Chapel (Riches Music) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • Kim Richey: A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer (Yep Roc) [03-27]
  • Max Richter: Voices (Decca) [07-31] - modern classical
  • Ricinn: Nereid (Blood) [10-23]
  • Bino Rideaux: Outside (Do What You Love/Def Jam) [05-22] - hip-hop
  • The Ridiculous Trio: The Ridiculous Trio Plays the Stooges (Modern Harmonic) [07-17] - rock [**]
  • Sylvain Rifflet: Troubadours (self-released -19) - jazz
  • Riga Cathedral Choir School Mixed Choir/Jurgis Cabulis: Jancevskis: Aeternum (Hyperion) [01-04] - classical
  • James Righton: The Performer (Deewee) [03-20]
  • Riki: Riki (Dais) [02-14] - darkwave
  • Gyan Riley: Shelter in Space (Agyanamus Music)
  • Howard Riley: More Listening, More Hearing (Slam) - jazz
  • Scribz Riley: Wish Me Luck (Sony Music UK -EP) [11-20]
  • Stephen Riley: Friday the 13th (SteepleChase) [04-15] - jazz [***]
  • Tarrus Riley: Healling (Zojak World Wide) - reggae
  • Penny Rimbaud: Arthur Rimbaud in Verdun (One Little Independent) [11-20] - jazz
  • Rimon: I Shine, U Shine (Alle$ -EP) [05-14] - alt-r&b
  • Ringo Deathstarr: Ringo Deathstarr (Club AC30) [03-27] - shoegaze
  • Ripped to Shreds: Luan (Nameless Grave) [04-18] - metal
  • Thorbjorn Risager & the Black Tornado: Come On In (Ruf) [01-31] - blues
  • Aki Rissanen: Art in Motion (Edition) - jazz
  • Raleigh Ritchie: Andy (Alacan) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Ritual Dictates: Give In to Despair (Arttofact) [04-10] - metal
  • Rituals of Mine: Hype Nostalgia ()
  • Rival Consoles: Articulation (Erased Tapes) [07-31] - electronic
  • Riverby: Smart Mouth (Take This to Heart) [07-10]
  • Cash Rivers and the Sinners: Bad Side of the Coin (Rockathon)
  • Jose Rizo's Mongorama: Mariposas Cantan (Saungu) [09-16] - Latin jazz [**]
  • RJ & the Assignment: Hybrid Harmony (self-released) [01-24] - jazz [B]
  • RJD2: The Fun Ones (RJ's Electrical Connections) [04-17]
  • RMR: Drug Dealing Is a Lost Art (Cmnty Culture -EP) [06-12] - pop rap
  • Steve Roach: Tomorrow (Projekt) - electronics
  • Alasdair Roberts: Fretted & Indebted (Infinite Greyscale) [09-11]
  • Alasdair Roberts: The Songs of My Boyhood (Drag City) [06-23] - alt/indie
  • Cath Roberts & Johnny Hunter: Duo Set at Brak, November 2019 (self-released) - jazz
  • David Ian Roberts: From the Harbour (Cambrian) [08-07] - folk
  • Hank Roberts/Tim Berne: Cause and Reflect (Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Matana Roberts & Pat Thomas: The Truth (Otoroku) [11-06] - jazz [**]
  • Sam Roberts Band: All of Us (Secret Weapon/Known Accomplice) [10-16]
  • Troy Roberts: Stuff I Heard (Toy Robot Music) [04-10] - jazz
  • Duke Robillard: Blues Bash With Duke Robillard & Friends (Stony Plain) [11-20] - blues
  • Jason Robinson & Eric Hofbauer: Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late: Duo Music of Ken Aldcroft (Accretions) [05-25] - jazz [**]
  • Jason Robinson: Harmonic Constituent (Playscape) [11-10] - jazz [A-]
  • Tilman Robinson: Culturecide (Bedroom Community) [04-24]
  • Kenny Roby: The Reservoir (Royal Potato Family) [08-07]
  • Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche: I Can Still Hear You (StorySound) [10-30] - folk
  • Stefano Rocco Quartet: A New Night, a New Day (self-released) - jazz
  • Roch: Via Media (Roch) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • Maria Rodes: Lilith (Satelite K) [10-16] - alt/indie
  • Rodrigo Y Gabriela: Mettavolution [Live] (ATO) [10-02]
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Luis Senra/Gianna De Toni/Luis Couto/Biagio Verdolini: Prima Practica (Creative Sources -19) - jazz
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Guilherme Rodrigues/Paulo Curado/Joao Silva/Andre Hencleeday/Carlos Santos/Joao Valinho: Spiegel (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • Enrique Rodriguez & the Negra Chiway Band: Fase Liminal (Soul Jazz) - jazz
  • Rodriguez Jr: Blisss (Mobilee) [04-24] - electronic
  • Jason Roebke: Magic Timing (self-released) - jazz
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Selbstportrait: Wahre Liebe (Bureau B) [04-10] - electronic [**]
  • Jorge Roeder: El Suelo Mio (T-Town) [07-03] - jazz [*]
  • Erin Rogers: Dawntreader (Relative Pitch -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen: Hold My Beer Vol 2 (Lil' Buddy Toons) [05-08] - country [*]
  • Samuel Rohrer: Continual Decentering (Arjunamusic) - jazz
  • Alvaro Rojas: Gran Kasa (self-released) [07-17] - jazz
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop) [06-05] - jangle pop [**]
  • Matt Rollings: Mosaic (Dualtone)
  • Daniel Romano: Visions of the Higher Dream (self-released) [03-15]
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Okay Wow (You've Changed) [03-27]
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: Daniel Romano's Outfit Do (What Could Have Been) "Infidels" by Bob Dylan & the Plugz (self-released) [05-13] - rock
  • Daniel Romano: White Flag (self-released) [11-06]
  • Daniel Romano's Outfit: How Ill Thy World Is Ordered (You've Changed) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Mario Romano: The Journey So Far (Modica Music) - jazz
  • Romare: Home (Ninja Tune) [07-31] - electronic [**]
  • Pharis & Jason Romero: Bet on Love (LuLa) [05-15] - folk
  • Rent Romus/Heikki Koskinen/Life's Blood Ensemble: Manala (Edgetone) [04-28] - jazz [***]
  • Rent Romus' Lords of Outland: 25 Years Under the Mountain (Edgetone -19) [2019-10-22] - jazz
  • Jean Rondeau & Thomas Dunford: Barricades (Warner Classics) [05-29] - classical
  • Rone: Room With a View (InFine/Idol) [04-24] - electronic
  • Christian Ronn/Aram Shelton: Multiring (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Roomful of Blues: In a Roomful of Blues (Alligator) [03-13] - blues
  • Roomful of Teeth/Michael Harrison: Just Constellations (New Amsterdam) [07-03] - classical
  • Roots Magic: Take Root Among the Stars (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • ROPE [Frank Paul Schubert/Uwe Oberg/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders]: Open Ends (Trouble in the East) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Daniel Rorke: Naked Allies (Orenda -19) - jazz
  • Sigur Ros/Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson/Steindor Andersen/Maria Huld Markan Sigfusdottir: Odin's Raven Magic (Krunk) [12-04] - modern classical
  • Caroline Rose: Superstar (New West) [03-06] - pop [B]
  • Whitney Rose: We Still Go to Rodeos (MCG) [04-24] - Americana [***]
  • Rose City Band: Summerlong (Thrill Jockey) [05-15] - alt/indie [*]
  • Mara Rosenbloom: Respiration (Fresh Sound New Talent) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project: Kites and Strings (One Trick Dog) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Dan Rosenboom: Absurd in the Anthropocene (Gearbox) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Dan Rosenboom: Points on an Infinite Line (Orenda) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Jeff Rosenstock: No Dream (Polyvinyl) [05-20] - punk revival [B]
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio: Angels Around (Heartcore) [05-08] - jazz [**]
  • Roshin: Unrequited (self-released) [11-06] - hip-hop [*]
  • Hjalte Ross: Waves of Haste (Wouldn't Waste)
  • Joel Ross: Who Are You (Blue Note) [10-23] - jazz [**]
  • Leith Ross: Motherwell (Birthday Cake -EP) [10-16]
  • Suzanna Ross: Is Bewitched* . . . *Not Bothered, Not Bewildered (self-released) [03-20] - vocal jazz [B]
  • David Rothenberg: Nightingales in Berlin (Terra Nova -19) [2019-02-14] - jazz [*]
  • Michael Rother: Dreamimg (Groenland) [09-04] - electronic [**]
  • Rotting Out: Ronin (Pure Noise) [04-10]
  • Round Eye: Culture Shock Treatment (Paper + Plastick) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Claire Rousay: A Heavenly Touch (Already Dead) [04-17] - electronic [B]
  • Claire Rousay: It Was Always Worth It (Longform Editions -EP) [10-14] - electronic
  • Yves Rousseau Septet: Fragments (Yolk Music) [09-14] - jazz
  • Emie R Roussel Trio: Rythme De Passage (self-released) - jazz
  • Scott Routenberg: Inside (Summit) [11-06] - jazz [B]
  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali: Sibelius 2 (Alpha) [02-07] - classical
  • The Royal Bopsters: Party of Four (Motema) [11-13] - vocal jazz
  • Royce Da 5'9": The Allegory (EOne) [02-21] - hip-hop [**]
  • Rudy Royston: PaNOptic (Greenleaf Music) [06-19] - jazz
  • Andreas Roysum Ensemble: Andreas Roysum Ensemble (Motvind) [03-05] - jazz [**]
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymee Nuviola: Viento Y Tiempo: Live at the Blue Note Tokyo (Top Stop Music) [05-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Benny Rubin Jr Quartet: Know Say or See (Benny Jr Music) [06-08] - jazz [***]
  • Mike Rud: Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein (Bent River) - jazz
  • Martin Rude & Jakob Skott Duo: The Discipline of Assent (El Paraiso) [07-08] - electronic
  • Martin Rude & Jakob Skott Duo: The Dichotomy of Control (El Paraiso) [11-17] - electronic
  • Adam Rudolph/Ralph M. Jones/Hamid Drake: Imaginary Archipelago (Meta) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Shelly Rudolph: The Way We Love (OA2) [05-15] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Ana Ruiz: And the World Exploded Into Love (self-released) - jazz
  • Pablo R Ruiz: Estados Criminales (Portage Garage) [03-13] - electronic
  • Chanda Rule + Sweet Emma Band: Hold On (Blujazz/PAO) - jazz [**]
  • The Rumba Madre: Prisiones Y Fugas (Criteria Entertainment) [05-22] - latin
  • Charles Rumback: June Holiday (Astral Spirits) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Rumer: Nashville Tears: The Songs of Hugh Prestwood (Cooking Vinyl) [08-14] - country [**]
  • Run the Jewels: RTJ4 (Jewel Runners/RBC/BMG) [06-03] - hip-hop [A]
  • The Runcible Quintet: Three (FMR) - jazz
  • Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou: May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones) [10-30] - sludge metal
  • Bree Runway: 2000and4Eva (Virgin EMI -EP) [11-06] - pop rap [***]
  • Jeff Rupert/George Garzone: The Ripple (Rupe Media) [01-24] - jazz [*]
  • Olaf Rupp: Fuzzy Logic (Audiosemantics) [03-17] - jazz
  • Olaf Rupp/John Hughes: Plursathn (Audiosemantics) [03-20] - jazz
  • Rura: Live at the Old Fruitmarket (Rura Music) [09-11] - folk
  • Bobby Rush: Rawer Than Raw (Deep Rush) [08-28] - blues [***]
  • Russ: Shake the Snow Globe (Diemon/Columbia) [01-31] - pop rap
  • Ray Russell: Fluid Architecture (Cuneiform) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Rustin Man: Clockdust (Domino) [03-27] - pop/rock
  • Rich Ruth: Where There's Life Vol 1-6 (self-released) [08-07]
  • Markus Rutz: Blueprints: Figure Two: New Designs (OA2) [09-18] - jazz [*]
  • Ruysdael Kwartet: Quart De Nuit (Deux-Elles) [07-10] - classical
  • RXM Reality: Blood Blood Blood Blood (Hausu Mountain) [04-03]
  • RVG: Feral (Fire) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Jesse Ryan: Bridges (Fwe Culture) [12-04] - jazz
  • Rymden: Reflections and Odysseys (Jazzland) - jazz
  • Rymden: Space Sailors (Jazzland) [09-18] - jazz
  • Terje Rypdal: Conspiracy (ECM) [09-11] - jazz [*]
  • Astrid S: Leave It Beautiful (Universal) [10-16] - electropop
  • Omar S: You Want (FXHE) [02-04] - electronic
  • S10: Vlinders (Noah's Ark) [11-13] - hip-hop
  • Sachet: Nets (Tenth Court) [04-30] - rock
  • Sad13: Haunted Painting (Wax Nine) [09-25] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Sada Baby: Brolik () [01-01] - hip-hop
  • Sada Baby: Skuba Sada 2 (Asylum) [03-19] - hip-hop
  • Sada Baby: Bartier Bounty 2 (Big Squad) [07-24] - hip-hop
  • Matthieu Saglio: El Camino De Los Vientos (ACT Music) [04-24] - jazz
  • Sahara: Pure Glass (Hand Drawn Dracula) [06-26]
  • SahBabii: Barnacles (Warner) [07-08] - trap rap
  • Saint Jhn: While the World Was Burning (Hitco) [11-20] - hip-hop [**]
  • Dana Sandler: I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Fractamodi) - jazz
  • Saint Saviour: Tomorrow Again (VLF) [09-04]
  • Suso Saiz & Suzanne Kraft: Between No Things (Music From Memory) [08-07] - electronic
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: The Staggering Girl [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Milan) [02-14] - soundtrack
  • Yiorgis Sakellariou: Nympholepsy (Noise Below -19) - jazz
  • Laila Sakini: Vivienne (Total Stasis) [02-28] - electronic
  • LA Salami: The Cause of Doubt & a Reason to Have Faith (Sunday Best) [07-17] - rock
  • Samo Salamon/Igor Matkovic/Kristijan Krajncan: Common Flow (Sazas) [02-17] - jazz [A-]
  • Samo Salamon/Igor Matkovic/Kristijan Krajncan: Rare Ebb (Sazas) [02-17] - jazz [***]
  • Samo Salamon & Friends: Almost Alone Vol 1 (Samo) [11-01] - jazz
  • Dua Saleh: Rosetta (Against Giants -EP) [06-12] - hip-hop [*]
  • Salem: Fires in Heaven (Decent) [10-30]
  • Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble: The New Immigrant Experience: Music Inspired by Conversations With Dreamers (Tapestry -2CD) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Nathan Salsburg: Landwerk (No Quarter) [07-17] - folk
  • Dino Saluzzi: Albores (ECM) [11-06] - jazz
  • Josef Salvat: Modern Anxiety (Sony) [05-15] - alt/indie
  • Aldo Salvent: Ancestros (self-released) - jazz
  • Same: Plastic Western (Lauren) [05-08] - alt/indie
  • Samia: The Baby (Grand Jury Music) [08-28] - singer-songwriter
  • Carolyn Sampson/Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska: Mahler: Symphony 4 (Bis -19) [2019-11-19] - classical
  • San Cisco: Between You and Me (Island City) [09-04] - indie pop
  • Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell: How to Turn the Moon (Pyroclastic) [10-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Moises P Sanchez Project: There's Always Madness (Estudio Uno) [04-20] - jazz
  • David Sancious: Eyes Wife Open (Not by Sight) [03-10] - r&b
  • Tom Sanders: Only Magic (Moshi Moshi) [12-04] - pop
  • Christian Sands: Be Water (Mack Avenue) [05-22] - jazz [*]
  • J Sands: Vote for Biden or You Ain't Black [VFBOYAB] (Buka Entertainment) [09-16] - hip-hop
  • Otis Sandsjo: Y-Otis 2 (We Jazz) - jazz
  • Oumou Sangare: Acoustic (No Format!) [06-19] - African [**]
  • Marco Sanguinetti: Inmoral (Twitin -19) [2019-08-30] - jazz
  • Mehmet Ali Sanlikol: The Rise Up (Dunya) [08-21] - Iranian
  • Moonchild Sanelly: Nudes (Transgressive) [09-11] - pop
  • George Sansome: George Sansome (Grimdon) [06-26] - folk
  • Bernard Santacruz/Michael Zerang: Cardinal Point (Fundacja Sluchaj) [11-20] - jazz
  • The John Santos Sextet: Art of the Descarga (Smithsonian Folkways) [08-07] - jazz [***]
  • Sarah Louise: Earth and Its Contents (self-released) [03-16]
  • Joe Satriani: Shapeshifting (Sony) [04-10]
  • Santrofi: Alewa (Outhere) [04-24]
  • Laurie Sargent: Smiley Face (Crazy View)
  • Michael Sarian: New Aurora (Ears & Eyes) - jazz
  • Sarmacja: Jazda Polska (Byrd Out) [06-19] - electronic
  • Sa-Roc: The Sharecropper's Daughter (Rhymesayers) [10-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Satan: Toutes Ces Horreurs (Throatruiner) [03-13] - metal
  • The Satin Dollz: Pinup Revolution (self-released) - jazz
  • Masahiko Satoh/Otomo Yoshihide/Roger Turner: Sea (Relative Pitch -19) - jazz
  • Arthur Satyan: Playing Around (Arthur Satyan Music) - jazz
  • Sault: Untitled (Black Is) (Forever Living Originals) [06-19] - neo-soul [***]
  • Sault: Untitled (Rise) (Forever Living Originals) [09-18] - neo-soul [***]
  • Saunder Jurrians: Beasts (Decca) [09-18]
  • Carl Saunders: Jazz Trumpet (Summit) [02-14] - jazz [***]
  • Sean Nicholas Savage: Life Is Crazy (Arbutus/Playground) [10-20] - alt/indie
  • Tiwa Savage: Celia (Universal) [08-27] - Afrobeat [*]
  • SAVAK: Rotting Teeth in the Horse's Mouth (Ernest Jenning) [04-10] - rock
  • Alexandra Savior: The Archer (30th Century) [01-10] - psychedelic pop
  • Savoy Brown: Ain't Done Yet (Quarto Valley) [08-28]
  • Anastasios Savvopoulos' OUXPO: Deterritorializxation ( Edition Frifofma -19) - jazz
  • Rina Sawayama: Sawayama (Dirty Hit) [04-17] - dance pop [B-]
  • The Saxophones: Eternity Bay (Full Time Hobby) [03-06]
  • Brian Scanlon: Brain Scan (Scan Man Music -19) [2019-10-11] - jazz
  • Scatter the Atoms That Remain: Exultation (Dot Time -19) - jazz
  • Polly Scattergood: In This Moment (Future Paradise) [07-03] - electropop
  • Scenes: Trapeze (Origin) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Schapiro 17: New Shoes: Kind of Blue at 60 (Summit -2CD) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Ignaz Schick/Sabine Vogel: Inner Mongolia (Zarek) - jazz
  • Natalie Schlabs: Don't Look Too Close (Tone Tree Music) [10-16]
  • Schlammpeitziger: Ein Weltleck In Der Echokammer (Bureau B) [09-25]
  • Schlippenbach/Narvesen Duo: Liminal Field (Not Two -19) [2019-08-11] - jazz [A-]
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach: Slow Pieces for Aki (Intakt) [10-16] - jazz [***]
  • Luke Schneider: Altar of Harmony (Third Man) [05-15] - new age
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords (ArtistShare -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horvitz: Cell Walk (Songlines) [05-22] - jazz [B]
  • Oskar Schonning/The Calle Stenman Quintet: America, Oh America (Hail Melvin!) - jazz
  • Jake Schrock: Omnibus (Medical) [05-22] - electronic
  • Frank Paul Schubert/Dieter Manderscheid/Martin Blume: Spindrift (Leo) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Frank Paul Schubert/Alexander von Schlippenbach/Martin Blume: Forge (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Laura Schuler Quartet: Metamorphosis (self-released) [05-05] - jazz
  • Diane Schuur: Running on Faith (Jazzheads) [05-08] - vocal jazz [***]
  • Alvin Schwaar/Banz Oester/Noe Frankle: Travellin' Light (Leo) [03-09] - jazz [*]
  • J Peter Schwalm/Arve Henriksen: Neuzeit (RareNoise) [11-27] - jazz [**]
  • Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band: Message From Groove and GW (Arabesque) [08-15] - jazz [***]
  • Gina Schwarz: Panonica (Cracked an Egg) [03-06] - jazz
  • Scissorgun: All You Love Is Need (Aural Assault) [06-19] - rock
  • John Scofield: Swallow Tales (ECM) [06-05] - jazz [***]
  • Blake Scott: Niscitam (Wing Sing) [10-09] - alt/indie
  • Brandon Wolfe Scott: Burden on Your Shoulders (Dine Alone -EP) [01-17]
  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Axiom (Ropeadope) [08-27] - jazz [***]
  • Darrell Scott: Sings the Blues of Hank Williams (Full Light) [04-24] - country [B]
  • Darrell Scott: Jaroso (Full Light) [10-22] - country [*]
  • Dave Scott: Ambiguity (SteepleChase) [02-15] - jazz
  • Ray Scott: Nowhere Near Done (Jethropolitan -EP) [02-21] - country [**]
  • Rhoda Scott: Movin' Blues (Sunset) - jazz
  • Scott the Hoople: Rock & Roll Party 66 (self-released) [08-07] - alt/indie
  • Gil Scott-Heron: We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven (XL) [02-07] - nu jazz [**]
  • The Scratch: Couldn't Give a Rats (Right Up Ye) [03-27] - rock
  • Screaching Weasel: Some Freaks of Atavism (Monona Music) [03-24] - alt/indie
  • The Screenshots: 2 Millionen Umsatz Mit Einer Einfachen Idee (Musikbetrieb ROCK) [10-16] - rock
  • Scrimshire: Believers (Albert's Favourites) [11-13]
  • Scythian: Roots & Stones (self-released) [11-27]
  • Se So Neon: Nonadaptation (Magic Strawberry Sound) [02-18] - K-pop
  • Sea Girls: Open Up Your Head (Polydor) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Sea Wolf: Through a Dark Wood (Dangerbird) [03-20]
  • Brandon Seabrook With Cooper-Moore & Gerald Cleaver: Exultations (Astral Spirits) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Seasick Steve: Love & Peace (Contagious) [07-24]
  • Seaway: Big Vibe (Pure Noise) [10-16]
  • Seazoo: Joy (Big Terry) [04-03]
  • Secret Machines: Awake in the Brain Chamber (TSM) [08-21]
  • The Secret Sisters: Saturn Return (New West) [02-28] - Americana [*]
  • Secrets of the Moon: Black House (Prophecy) [05-08] - gothic rock
  • Sectiontoo: Cascade Effect (self-released) [06-04] - r&b
  • Jeannie Seely: An American Classic (Curb) [08-14] - country [B]
  • Seether: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (Spinefarm) [08-28]
  • Inbal Segev: Anna Clyne: Dance/Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto (Avle) [04-23] - classical
  • Mark Segger Sextet: Lift Off (18th Note) [02-07] - jazz [***]
  • Lingo Seini Et Son Groupe: Musique Hauka (Sahel Sounds) [08-07] - African [**]
  • Selbst: Relatos De Angustia (Debemur Morti Productions) [08-07] - metal
  • Aubrie Sellers: Far From Home (Soundly) [02-07]
  • Luke Sellick/Andrew Renfro: Small Vacation (self-released) [11-20] - jazz
  • Mariana Semkina: Sleepwalking (Kscope) [02-14] - folk
  • Lorenzo Senni: Scacco Matto (Warp) [04-24] - electronic
  • Sensible Gray Cells: Get Back Into the World (Damaged Goods) [10-23] - alt/indie
  • Sepultura: Quadra (Nuclear Blast) [02-07] - metal
  • Cecile Seraud: Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (Parlophone)
  • Serengeti & Kenny Segal: Ajai (Cohn) [04-05] - hip-hop [**]
  • Serengeti: Ajai Epilogue (Cohn -EP) [H|hip-hop]
  • Serengeti: With Greg From Deerhoof (Joyful Noise) [10-29] - hip-hop [*]
  • Serenity: The Last Knight (Napalm) [01-31] - metal
  • Ben Seretan: Youth Pastoral (Whatever's Clever) [02-28]
  • Sara Serpa: Recognition (Biophilia) [06-05] - jazz [**]
  • Serpent Omega: II (Icons Creating Evil Art) [09-04] - metal
  • Serpentwithfeet: Apparition (Secretly Canadian -EP) [04-29] - alt r&b
  • Dirk Serries/Kris Vanderstraeten/Martina Verhoeven: Impetus (A New Wave of Jazz -19) - jazz
  • Serries/Verhoeven/Webster: Praxis (A New Wave of Jazz) - jazz
  • Serwed: Serwed II (West Mineral) [03-12] - electronic
  • The Seshen: Cyan (Tru Thoughts) [02-28]
  • Sessa: Grandeza (Boiled -19) [2019-06-04]
  • Session Victim: Needledrop (Night Time Stories) [03-06] - electronic
  • Sestetto Internazionale: Live in Munich 2019 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [02-15] - jazz [***]
  • SETT: First and Second (A New Wave of Jazz) - jazz
  • Sevana: Be Somebody (RCA -EP) - reggae
  • Sevdaliza: Shabrang (Twisted Elegance) [08-28] - art pop [**]
  • Sevendust: Blood & Stone (Rise) [10-23] - alt metal
  • Seventeen: Heng:garae (Pledis Entertainment -EP) [06-22]
  • Dave Sewelson: More Music for a Free World (Mahakala Music) [02-21] - jazz [A-]
  • Sex Swing: Type II (Rocket) [05-15]
  • Sexores: Salamanca (Buh) [03-27] - Latin
  • Ron Sexsmith: Hermitage (Cooking Vinyl) [04-17]
  • SFJazz Collective: Live: SFJazz Center 2019: 50th Anniversary: Miles Davis In a Silent Way and Sly & the Family Stone Stand! (SFJazz) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Shabaka and the Ancestors: We Are Sent Here by History (Impulse!) [03-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Shabason, Krgovich & Harris: Philadelphia (Idee Fixe) [09-18] - electronic
  • Shabazz Palaces: The Don of Diamond Dreams (Sub Pop) [04-17] - abstract hip-hop [**]
  • Shackleton & Zimpel: Primal Forms (Cosmo Rhythmatic) [07-31]
  • Eliza Shaddad: Sept~Dec (Eliza Shaddad -EP) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Shadow Show: Silhouettes (Burger) [02-14] - garage rock
  • The Shadowboxers: The Slow March of Time Flies By (self-released) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Shaggy: Hot Shot 2020 (Polydor) [07-10] - reggae
  • Tim Shaghoian: Gentle Beacons (Origin) [03-20] - jazz [*]
  • Shaker Hymns: The Ties That Bind (self-released) [08-28] - country
  • Shallou: Magical Thinking (Island) [03-27] - electronic
  • Shaman Elephant: Wide Awake but Still Asleep (Karisma/Dark Essence) [05-29] - rock
  • Shamir: Shamir (self-released) [10-02] - indie pop [B]
  • Anoushka Shankar: Love Letters (Mercury KX -EP) [02-07]
  • John Lee Shannon: In & Of (Tompkins Square) [10-02] - folk guitar
  • Blaine Sharp: Wanderlust (self-released -19) [2019-10-18] - vocal jazz
  • Elliot Sharp/Sergio Sorrentino: Spilla' (Ants) - jazz
  • Jack Sharp: Good Times Older (From Here) [04-24] - folk
  • Sharptooth: Transitional Forms (Pure Noise) [07-10] - rock
  • Nadine Shah: Kitchen Sink (Infectious Music) [06-26] - alt singer-songwriter [**]
  • Andy Shauf: The Neon Skyline (Anti-) [01-24] - chamber pop [**]
  • Ian Shaw/Iain Ballamy/Jamie Safir: What's New (Silent Wish) [02-07] - vocal jazz
  • Paul Shaw Quintet: Moment of Clarity (Summit) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Renell Shaw: The Windrush Suite (Vortex Jazz Club) - jazz
  • Allen Shawn/Michael Bisio: Improvisations (self-released) - jazz
  • Whitney Shay: Stand Up (Ruf) [02-21] - blues
  • SHDW & Obscure Shape: Der Weg Des Kriegers (From Another Mind) [03-20] - electronic
  • John Sheahan: Flirting Fiddles (TY4TM -19) [2019-12-06]
  • Jules Shear: Slower (Funzalo) [11-13]
  • Harry Shearer: The Many Moods of Donald Trump (Twanky) [09-30]
  • Michael J Sheehy: Distance Is the Soul of Beauty (Lightning Archive) [10-23]
  • Sheff G: One and Only (Winners Circle/Empire) [05-15] - drill
  • Cosmo Sheldrake: Wake Up Calls (Tardigrade) [09-18] - folk
  • Shell of a Shell: Away Team (Exploding in Sound) [02-28]
  • Frances Shelley: A Place That Exists (Manners McDade) - jazz
  • Archie Shepp/Raw Poetic/Damu the Fudgemunk: Ocean Bridges (Redefinition) [05-22] - crossover jazz [***]
  • Collin Sherman: Arc of a Slow Decline (Extol) - jazz
  • Gemma Sherry: Songs/Love (Tunley) - jazz
  • Denise Sherwood: This Road (Evergreen) [10-02]
  • She's Analog: What I Bring, What I Leave (Auand) [09-18] - jazz
  • Asha Sheshadri: No Longer a Soundtrack (Anomia) [08-31]
  • Sheverb: Once Upon a Time in Bombay Beach (Ladies of Reverb) [08-28] - rock
  • Derrick Shezbie: The Ghost of Buddy Bolden (Clubhouse) - jazz
  • Derrick Shezbie: Spodie's Back (Warner Bros) - jazz
  • Tei Shi: Die 4 Ur Love (Diktator -EP) [07-17] - synthpop
  • Sean Shibe: JS Bach: Lute Works (Arr for Guitar) (Delphian) - classical
  • Jake Shimabukuro/Nolan Verner/Dave Preston: Jake Shimabukuro Trio (Music Theories -19) [2019-11-22] - jazz
  • Shiner: Schadenfreude (self-released) [05-08]
  • Mike Shinoda: Dropped Frames Volume One () [07-10]
  • Matthew Shipp/Nate Wooley: What If? (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp String Trio: Symbolic Reality (RogueArt -19) [2018-11-09] - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation (Tao Forms) [05-01] - jazz [**]
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: The Unidentifiable (ESP-Disk) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Matthew Shipp/Rob Brown: Then Now (RogueArt) - jazz
  • Matthew Shipp: The Reward: Solo Piano Suite in Four Movements (RogueArt) [10-13] - jazz
  • Tamio Shiraishi: Sora (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Patrick Shiroishi: Descension (Thin Wrist) [03-27] - jazz
  • Shit and Shine: Malibu Liquor Store (Rocket) [10-09] - electronic
  • ShitKid: 20/20 (PNKSLM) [09-25] - rock
  • Svetlana Shmulyian: Night at the Movies (Starr -19) - vocal jazz
  • Shooglenifty: Acid Croft Vol 9 (Shoogle)
  • Shopping: All or Nothing (FatCat) [02-07] - post-punk [A-]
  • Julian Shore: Where We Started (Tone Rogue) [07-03] - jazz
  • Short Fictions: Fates Worse Than Death (Acrobat Unstable -19) [2019-12-13]
  • Shortwave Broadcaster: Afraid of Ai (self-released) [07-31]
  • ShrapKnel: ShrapKnel (Backwoodz Studioz) [03-13] - hip-hop
  • Adam Shulman Septet: West Meets East (Cellar) - jazz
  • Shy Boys: Talk Loud (Polyvinyl) [09-25]
  • Shygirl: Alias (Because -EP) [11-20] - UK hip-hop
  • Gina Sicilia: Love Me Madly (Blue Elan) - jazz
  • Jannis Sicker: Septett, Januar 2020 (self-released) [05-01] - jazz
  • Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: An Evening in Paris (Musik Bloc) [09-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sightless Pit: Grave of a Dog (Death Industrial) [02-21]
  • Sign Libra: Sea to Sea (RVNG Intl) [02-14] - new age
  • Linda Sikhakhane: An Open Dialogue (Skay Music) - jazz
  • Catherine Sikora/Matteo Liberatore: Build a Gold House to Bury the Devil (self-released) - jazz
  • The Silence: Electric Meditations (Drag City) [11-06]
  • Silent Fires: Forests (Amp Music -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz
  • Silicon Scally: Crushed (self-released) [04-30] - electronic
  • Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg/Hampus Lindwall: Hi! Who Are You? (Matiere Memoire -19) - jazz
  • Susana Santos Silva Impermanence: The Ocean Inside a Stone (Porta-Jazz) - jazz
  • Susana Santos Silva: The Same Is Always Different (self-released) - jazz
  • $ilkmoney: Attack of the Future, Flesh Covered, Meatbags of the 85 (DB$B) [05-20] - hip-hop
  • Silver Sun: Switzerland (Flaberghasted) [04-20]
  • Silverbacks: Fad (Central Tones) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Silverstein: A Beautiful Place to Drown (UNFD) [03-06] - post-hardcore
  • Lisa Marie Simmons: NoteSpeak: Amori E Tragedie in Musica (Ropeadope) [03-13] - vocal jazz
  • Sylvie Simmons: Blue on Blue (Compass) [08-14] - country
  • Dave Simonett: Red Tail (Dancing Eagle) [03-13] - country
  • Martin Simpson: Home Recordings (Topic) [11-13] - folk
  • Sturgill Simpson: Cuttin' Grass Vol 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) (High Top Mountain) [10-16] - country [A-]
  • Sturgill Simpson: Cuttin' Grass Vol 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions) (High Top Mountain) [12-11] - country [A-]
  • Lori Sims/Andrew Rathbun/Jeremy Siskind: Impressions of Debussy (Centaur) [05-15] - jazz [B]
  • Sinai Vessel: Ground Aswim (Single Occupancy) [10-30]
  • Jasnam Daya Singh and the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: EKTA: The Unity Project (PJCE) [03-20] - jazz
  • Sink Ya Teeth: Two (Hey Buffalo) [02-28]
  • Sippy Cup: On Independence, On Isolation (self-released) - jazz
  • Sirens of Lesbos: SOL () [11-06]
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice: Load the Wagon (Mountain Fever) [02-14] - country
  • Troye Sivan: In a Dream (EMI -EP) [08-21] - synthpop
  • Six Feet Under: Nightmares of the Decomposed (Metal Blade) [10-02] - metal
  • Six Organs of Admittance: Companion Rises (Drag City) [02-21]
  • Oyvind Skarbo/Fredrik Ljungkvist/Kris Davis/Ole Morten Vagan: Inland Empire (Clean Feed) [04-20] - jazz [**]
  • Skee Mask: ISS0006 (Ilian Tape) [06-22] - ambient
  • Geneva Skeen: Double Bind (Room40) [11-20] - ambient
  • Skeletal Remains: The Entombment of Chaos (Century Media) [09-11] - metal
  • Skeleton: Skeleton (20 Buck Spin) [07-10] - metal
  • Ian Skelly: Drifters Skyline (Silver Song) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Richard Skelton: These Charms May Be Sung Over a Wound (Phantom Limb) [09-25]
  • Skepta, Chip & Young Adz: Insomnia (SKC M29) [03-27] - UK trap rap [**]
  • Skizza: Things I Found (self-released) [08-13] - hip-hop
  • Viktor Skokic Sextett: Basement Music (Jazzland) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • Skott: Always Live for Always (Cosmos) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Skullcrusher: Skullcrusher (Secretly Canadian -EP) [06-26] - indie folk
  • Skurkar: Skjulte Motiver (Ora Fonogram) [09-11] - jazz [***]
  • Justine Skye: Bare With Me (Nynetineth) [08-27] - r&b
  • Skyway Man: The World Only Ends When You Die (Mama Bird) [10-23]
  • Skyzoo: Milestones (Mello Music Group -EP) [06-19] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Skyzoo & Dumbo Station: The Bluest Note (Tuff Kong -EP) [04-24] - hip-hop [A-]
  • SL: Selhurst SE25 (Universal -EP) [07-03]
  • Peter Slavov: Little Stories (Slavov Music -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Sleeper & Snake: Freso Shed (Upset the Rhythm) [09-25]
  • Slift: Ummon (Vicious Circle/Stolen Body) [10-09]
  • Slikback: /// (self-released) [09-01] - electronic
  • Slikback: ///II (self-released) [09-04] - electronic
  • Sashs Sloan: Only Child (RCA) [10-16] - indie pop
  • Sloth Racket: Exabout: Live in Ramsgate (Luminous) - jazz
  • Slotface: Sorry for the Late Reply (Propeller) [01-31] - alt/indie [***]
  • Slow Pulp: Moveys (Winspear) [10-09] - alt/indie
  • The Slow Readers Club: 91 Days in Isolation (SRC) [10-23]
  • Slow Reels: Farewell Islands (Morr Music) [03-13] - ambient
  • Slowgold: Aska (PlayGround Music) [02-21] - pop
  • The Slugs: Don't Touch Me, I'm Too Slimy (2214099 DK -18) [2018-12-01] - punk
  • Slum of Legs: Slum of Legs (Spurge) [03-13] - punk
  • Sly and the Famiy Drone: Walk It Dry (Love Love) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Small Bills: Don't Play It Straight (Mello Music Group) [10-30] - hip-hop
  • Smartbomb: Water for the Town V 2 (Smartbomb) [06-05] - beat tapes
  • The Smashing Pumpkins: CYR (Sumerian) [11-27] - synthpop
  • Smino: She Already Decided (self-released) [04-20] - hip-hop
  • Bette Smith: The Good, the Bad and the Bette (Ruf) [09-25] - r&b [**]
  • Damon Smith: Whatever Is Not Stone Is Light (Balance Point Acoustics) - jazz
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Mosaic of Transformation (Ghostly International) [05-15] - electronic
  • Sam Smith: Love Goes (Capitol) [10-30] - op
  • Wadada Leo Smith/Barry Schrader: Pacific Light and Water, Wu Xing Cycle of Destruction (Ex Machina) - jazz
  • Walter Smith III/Matthew Stevens/Micah Thomas/Linda May Han Oh/Nate Smith: In Common 2 (Whirlwind) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Smith & Erickson: Blue Skies (Yoga) [05-16] - new age
  • The Smith Street Band: Don't Waste Your Anger (Pool House) [04-17] - emo
  • Smoke Fairies: Darkness Brings the Wonders Home (Year Seven) [01-31] - indie folk
  • Smokey Brights: I Love You But Damn (Freakout) [07-10] - rock
  • Gary Smulyan: Our Contrafacts (SteepleChase) [06-19] - jazz [***]
  • Cory Smythe: Accelerate Every Voice (Pyroclastic) [06-12] - jazz [B-]
  • SN Trio: Free Wyoming (self-released) - jazz
  • Snarls: Burst (Take This to Heart) [03-06] - alt/indie
  • Sneaks: Happy Birthday (Merge) [08-21] - alt/indie [***]
  • Torben Snekkestad/Agusti Fernandez/Barry Guy: The Swiftest Traveler (Trost) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (New Amsterdam) [09-25] - classical
  • Jim Snidero: Project-K (Savant) [01-24] - jazz [***]
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Born Deadly (Fontana North -EP) [04-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Snowdrops: Volutes (Injazero) [10-16]
  • Snowgoose: The Making of You (Ba Da Bing) [07-24] - pop/rock
  • The Snuts: Mixtape (Parlophone -EP) [03-13]
  • Nicolas Snyder: Temporary Places (Shhpuma) [06-26] - jazz
  • Soakie: Soakie (La Vida Es Un Mus -EP) [02-10] - punk
  • Soapeyed: We Saw It Coming (Soapeyed) [06-13]
  • Soccer Mommy: Color Theory (Loma Vista) [02-28] - pop/rock [***]
  • Sodom: Genesis XIX (Entertainment One) [11-27] - metal
  • Sofie: Cult Survivor (Stones Throw) [06-26] - indie pop
  • Soft Machine: Live at the Baked Potato (Moonjune) [07-03] - jazz [*]
  • The Soft Pink Truth: Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase? (Thrill Jockey) [05-01] - electropop [*]
  • Soilwork: A Whisp of the Atlantic (Nuclear Blast -EP) [12-04] - metal
  • Soko: Feel Feelings (Because Music) [07-10] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Cleo Sol: Rose in the Dark (Forever Living Originals) [03-27] - r&b
  • James Solace: Mind Music (Hot Creations -EP) [02-09] - electronic [**]
  • James Solace: Setting Sun/The Light (Four Thirty Two -EP) [04-24] - electdronic [**]
  • Martial Solal & Dave Liebman: Masters in Paris (Sunnyside) [04-24] - jazz [***]
  • Mark Solborg: Tungemal Vol I+II (ILK Music) - jazz
  • Dave Soldier: Zajal (Mulatta) [01-01] - jazz [*]
  • Solstafir: Endless Twilight of Codependent Love (Season of Mist) [M|prog metal]
  • Alex Somers: Audrey [Original Film Soundtrack] (Silva Screen) [12-11]
  • Something for Kate: The Modern Medieval (EMI Australia) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper (Salon Africana -2CD) [07-10] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Stella Sommer: Northern Dancer (Northern Dancer) [10-30] - pop
  • Clark Sommers' Ba(SH): Peninsula (Outside In) - jazz
  • Somnus: Thousand Suns (Lost in the Rain of Our Own Tears) [01-24] - electronic
  • Tvii Son: Tvii Son (MIC) [09-18] - electronic
  • Son Lux: Tomorrows I (City Slang) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Son Lux: Tomorrows II (City Slang) [12-04] - art pop
  • Sonar With David Torn: Tranceportation (Volume 2) (RareNoise) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Alan Sondheim & Azure Carter: Plaguesong (ESP-Disk) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Songhoy Blues: Optimisme (Transgressive/Fat Possum) [10-23] - Saharan [**]
  • Songs of Tales: Life Is a Gong Show (RootsToBoot Music) - jazz
  • Trey Songz: Back Home (Atlantic) [10-09] - r&b
  • Sonic Boom: All Things Being Equal (Carpark) [06-05] - neo-psychedelia
  • The Sonic Dawn: Enter the Mirage (Heavy Psych Sounds) [05-22] - neo-psychedelia
  • Sons of Apollo: MMXX (Inside Out) [01-17] - hard rock
  • Sons of Southern Ulster: Sinners and Lost Souls (HT) [06-15] - alt/indie
  • Soolking: Vintage (Capitol Music France) [03-20] - hip-hop
  • Soom T: The Arch (Kunta Production) [09-11] - reggae
  • Sooon: Youchz Now (Narrenschiff -19) - jazz
  • William Soovik Grand Finale: Major (self-released) [06-01] - jazz
  • Sophia: Holding On/Letting Go (The Flower Shop) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • The Sorcerers: In Search of the lost City of the Monkey God (ATA) - jazz
  • Tyshawn Sorey: Unfiltered (self-released) [03-04] - jazz
  • Sorry: 925 (Domino) [03-27] - alt/indie [**]
  • Mark Soskin: Everything Old Is New Again (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz
  • Sothiac & Paul Jolly: Superluna (33Jazz) [05-14] - jazz
  • Jeff Scott Soto: Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) (Frontiers) [11-06]
  • Sotomayor: Origines (Wonderwheel) [02-14] - Mexican
  • Soul Glo: Songs to Yeet at the Sun (Secret Voice -EP) [11-06]
  • Soulwax: EMS Synthi 100: DEEWEE Sessions Vol 01 (DEEWEE) [05-29] - electronic
  • The Sounds: Things We Do for Love (Arnioki) [06-12] - alt/indie
  • Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith: Peradam (Bella Union) [09-04]
  • The Sounds: Things We Do for Love (Arnioki) [02-28]
  • Graham South Quartet: By and By (Efpi) [09-18] - jazz
  • South by North East: For Human Beings (Bumblebee Collective) [05-15] - jazz
  • South Florida Jazz Orchestra: Cheap Thrills: The Music of Rick Margitza (Summit) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Scott Southworth: These Old Bones (Flaming Tortuga) [07-20] - country
  • Luciana Souza: Storytellers (Sunnyside) [03-27] - vocal jazz
  • Space Afrika: Hybtwibt? (self-released) [05-05]
  • Spacey Jane: Sunlight (Spacey Jane) [06-12] - indie pop
  • Esperanza Spalding/Fred Hersch: Live at the Village Vanguard (self-released) [05-09] - jazz
  • Simon Spang-Hanssen Epistrophy Sextet: Plutonic Eclipse (Alisio) [06-05] - jazz
  • Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Latin Jazz Project (ArtistShare) - jazz
  • Spanish Love Songs: Brave Faces Everyone (Pure Noise) [02-07] - Emo [B-]
  • Sparks: A Steady Drip Drip Drip (BMG) [05-15] - art pop [B-]
  • Sam Sparro: Boombox Eternal (Sparro) [02-21]
  • Uros Spasojevic: Winter Tales (self-released) - jazz
  • SPAZA: Uprize! (Mushroom Hour Half Hour) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Speak Easy: @ Konfrontationen (Confront -19) [2019-06-00] - jazz
  • Speaker Music: Of Desire, Longing (Planet Mu -19) [2019-12-06] - elelectronic [**]
  • Speaker Music: Processing Intimacy (Planet Mu) [03-24] - electronic [***]
  • Speaker Music: Percussive Therapy (Planet Mu -EP) [05-01] - electronic [**]
  • Speaker Music: Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry (Planet Mu) [06-19] - electronic [A-]
  • Charles Spearin & Josefin Runsteen: Thank God the Plague Is Over (Arts & Crafts) [08-28] - classical
  • Special Interest: The Passion Of (Thrilling Living) [06-19] - synthpunk [***]
  • Spectacular Diagnostics: Raw Unknown (Spectacular Diagnostics) [02-04] - hip-hop
  • Dave Specter: Blues From the Inside Out (Delmark -19) [2019-10-16] - blues
  • Spectral Lore & Mare Cognitum: Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine (Entropic) [04-01] - rock
  • Spectres: It's Never Going to Happen and This Is Why (Dark Habits) [10-30]
  • Spectres: Nostalgia (Artoffact) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • The Speedways: Radio Sounds (Alien Snatch) [06-29] - rock
  • Spell: Opulent Decay (Bad Omen) [04-10]
  • The Bobby Spellman Nonet: Revenge of the Cool (Sunnyside) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Alister Spence: Whirlpool: Solo Piano (Alister Spence Music -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Greg Spero + Spirit Fingers: Peace (Ropeadope) [06-12] - jazz [*]
  • The Steve Spiegl Big Band: The LA Sessions at Capitol Studios (Sorcerer) - jazz
  • Spike Orchestra: Splintered Stories (Tzadik) [07-03] - jazz
  • Spillage Village: Spilligion (Dreamville/SinceThe80s/Interscope) [09-25] - hip-hop [*]
  • Spinvis: 7.6.9.6 (Excelsior) [10-02] - pop
  • The Spitfires: Life Worth Living (Acid Jazz UK) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • The Spits: VI (Thriftstore) [10-30] - metal
  • Sprain: As Lost Through Collision (The Flenser) [09-04]
  • Stick in the Wheel: Hold Fast (From Here)
  • Sam Spiegel: Random Shit From the Internet... (Spectrophonic Sound) [06-26] - club/dance
  • Spinning Coin: Hyacinth (Geographic) [02-21]
  • Stephane Spira/Giovanni Mirabassi: Improkofiev (Jazzmax) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Spirit Adrift: Enlightened in Eternity (20 Buck Spin) [10-16] - metal
  • Spirit Dies First: Lost and Found (Perturb) [03-27]
  • Spirit Fest: Mirage Mirage (Morr Music) [05-15]
  • Spirit Fingers: Peace (Ropeadope) [06-12] - jazz
  • Sports Team: Deep Down Happy (Bright Antenna) [06-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • Emily A Sprague: Hill, Flower, Fog (RVNG Intl) [11-13] - ambient
  • Kandace Springs: The Women Who Raised Me (Blue Note) [03-27] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You (Columbia) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • The Spyrals: Same Old Line (Fuzz Club) [10-30]
  • Squarepusher: Be Up a Hello (Warp) [01-31] - electronic [*]
  • Squirrel Flower: I Was Born Swimming (Polyvinyl) [01-31] - alt/indie
  • Squrl: Some Music for Robby Muller (Sacred Bones) [01-31]
  • SSQ: Jet Town Je T'Aime (Synthicide) - electronic
  • Lara St John: Key of A/Beethoven Sonata 9/Franck Sonata (Ancalagon) - classical
  • St Panther: These Days (Nice Life) [09-04]
  • St South: Get Well Soon (Nettwerk) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Jan St Werner: Molocular Meditation (Editions Mego) [02-21]
  • Stabbing Westward: Dead and Gone (self-released) [01-03] - metal
  • Jim-E Stack: Ephemera (AWAL) [10-30]
  • Stahhr and DJ Crazy Bazarro: No Doubts (813941 DK) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • Stallone the Reducer: Ruthless People (Unknown Precept) [01-27] - electronic
  • Chris Stamey & the Fellow Travelers: A Brand-New Shade of Blue (Omnivore) [07-17]
  • Stand Atlantic: Pink Elephant (Hopeless) [08-07]
  • Burkhard Stangl & Dieb13: Jardin Des Bruits (Mikroton -19) - jazz
  • Brad Stank: Kinky Om (Heist or Hit) [06-05]
  • Chris Stapleton: Starting Over (Mercury Nashville) [11-13] - country [**]
  • Suzie Stapleton: We Are the Plague (Negative Prophet) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Star Feminine Band: Star Feminine Band (Born Bad) [11-10]
  • Starbenders: Love Potions (Sumerian) [02-14] - rock
  • Susannah Stark: Time Together (Hues and Intensities) (Stroom) - electronica
  • Marker Starling: High January (Tin Angel) [04-24] - alt singer-songwriter
  • Static Shapes: Give Me the Bad News (self-released) [12-04] - rock
  • Static X: Project Regeneration Vol 1 (Otsego Entertainment Group) [07-10] - metal
  • Stats: Powys 1999 (Memphis Industries) [11-13]
  • Stay Inside: Viewing (No Sleep) [04-10]
  • The SteelDrivers: Bad for You (Rounder) [02-07] - bluegrass
  • Uffe Steen: Retroscope (Uffe Steen) - jazz
  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Arm in Arm (Yep Roc) [10-16]
  • John Stein: Watershed (Whaling City) - jazz
  • Juanita Stein: Snapshot (Nude) [10-23]
  • Josiah Steinbrick: Liquid/Devotion & Tongue Street Blue (Hands in the Dark) [09-18] - electronic
  • James Steinle: Cold German Mornings (self-released) [12-11] - country
  • Lennon Stella: Three Two One ( Columbia) [04-24]
  • Christopher Paul Stelling: Best of Luck (Anti-) [02-07]
  • Dayna Stephens Trio: Liberty (Contagious Music) [02-28] - jazz [***]
  • Dayna Stephens: Right Now! Live at the Village Vanguard (Contagious Music -2CD) [10-02] - jazz [***]
  • Barry Stephenson: The Iconoclast (self-released) [09-30] - jazz
  • Steps: What the Future Holds (BMG) [11-27]
  • Peter Sterling: Sanctuary of Light (Harp Magic Music)
  • Leni Stern: 4 (LSR) [06-12] - jazz [B-]
  • Colin Stetson: Color Out of Space (Milan) [01-24] - soundtrack
  • Becca Stevens: Wonderbloom (GroundUP Music) [03-20]
  • Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman² (A&M) [09-18] - singer-songwriter
  • Sufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams: Aporia (Asthmatic Kitty) [03-24] - new age [*]
  • Sufjan Stevens: The Ascension (Asthmatic Kitty) [09-25] - art pop [A-]
  • Grant Stewart Quartet: Rise and Shine (Cellar Live) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Luke Stewart: Exposure Quintet (Astral Spirits) [10-23] - jazz [A-]
  • Macie Stewart & Kia Kohl: Recipe for a Boiled Egg (Astral Spirits) [12-04] - jazz [*]
  • Stick in the Wheel: Hold Fast (From Here) [08-21]
  • Stick Men Featuring David Cross: Panamerica: Live in Latin America (MoonJune -5CD -19) [2019-11-00] - jazz
  • Jon Stickley Trio: Scripting the Flip (Organic) - jazz
  • Ernstalbrecht Stiebler: Fur Biliana (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Curtis Stigers: Gentleman (UMI Jazz Germany) [04-10] - jazz
  • Still House Plants: Fast Edit (Bison) [08-14] - alt/indie
  • Stillefelt: Stillefelt (Stoney Lane) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Tim Stine Trio: Fresh Demons (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • Stirrup + 6: The Avondale Edition (Cuneiform) [07-24] - jazz
  • Kelley Stoltz: Ah! (etc) (Agitated) [11-20] - rock
  • Kelley Stoltz: Hard Feelings (Chuffed) [07-09] - rock
  • Carl Stone: Stolen Car (Unseen Worlds) [09-25] - electronic
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Perdida (Rhino) [02-07] - rock
  • Stormzy: Heavy Is the Head (Merky/Atlantic -19) [2019-12-13] - hip-hop [**]
  • Nick Storring: Qualms (Never Anything -19) - jazz
  • Nick Storring: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell (Orange Milk) [03-27]
  • Dave Storrs/Sila Shaman: Brief West Coast Tour (Louie) [09-03] - jazz
  • Stove God Cooks: Reasonable Drought (The Conglomeration Entertainment) [03-27] - hip-hop [**]
  • Bartees Strange: Live Forever (Memory Music) [10-02] - alt/indie [*]
  • Bartees Strange: Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy (Brassland Projects -EP) [03-13]
  • Cecilie Strange: Blue (April) [05-29] - jazz
  • Strange Magic: Melatonin Doomsday Blues (June) [07-17] - rock
  • Ulla Straus: Tumbling Towards a Wall (self-released) [01-16] - ambient
  • Strawberry Seas: Strawberry Seas (December Square)
  • Stray Ghost: White Rose (1631) [06-19] - classical
  • The Streets: None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive (Island) [07-10] - British rap [**]
  • STRFKR: Future Past Life (Polyvinyl) [04-10] - alt/indie [**]
  • Strike Anywhere: Nightmares of the West (Pure Noise)
  • String Theory: Tin (Creative Sources) - jazz
  • The Strokes: The New Abnormal (Cult/RCA) [04-10] - alt/indie [*]
  • Stroppies: Look Alive (Tough Love) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Samuele Strufaldi/Tommaso Rosati: 1.15K (Auand -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Strung Like a Horse: Whoa! (Transoceanic) [10-30] - country
  • Nora Jane Struthers: Bright Lights, Long Drives, First Words (Blue Pig Music) [02-21] - country [*]
  • The Struts: Strange Days (Interscope) [10-16] - power pop
  • Dave Stryker With Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band: Blue Soul (Strikezone) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Dougie Stu: Familiar Future (Ropeadope) [10-16] - jazz [B]
  • Harry Styles: Fine Line (Columbia -19) [2019-12-13] - pop [C+]
  • Styles P: Presence (Phantom Entertainment/Empire -19) [2019-11-15] - hip-hop
  • Stutter Steps: Reeling (Blue Arrow) [05-01] - rock
  • Sufis: Double Exposure (Burger) [01-24]
  • Soojin Suh Coloris Trio: Colorist (Night Birds) [08-04] - jazz
  • Ray Suhy & Lewis Porter Quartet: Transcendent (Sunnyside) [04-17] - jazz [**]
  • Suicide Silence: Become the Hunter (Nuclear Blast) [02-14] - deathcore
  • The Suicide Machines: Revolution Spring (Fat Wreck Chords)
  • The Suitcase Junket: The End Is New (BMG) [10-23]
  • Andal Sukabe: Music From Saharan WhatsApp 07 (Sahel Sounds -EP) [08-05] - Saharan
  • Sully: Swandive (Astrophonica) [10-09] - electronic
  • Sumac: May You Be Held (Thrill Jockey) [10-02] - metal
  • Sumac and Keiji Haino: Even for Just the Briefest Moment/Keep Charging This "Expiation"/Plug in to Make It Slightly Better (Trost -19) - jazz
  • Sumac: May You Be Held (Thrill Jockey) [10-02]
  • Johanna Summer: Schumann Kaleidoskop (ACT Music) [04-24] - jazz
  • Summer Camp: Romantic Comedy (Apricot/Moshi Moshi) [02-14]
  • Moses Sumney: Grae: Part 1 (Jagjaguwar) [02-21] - art pop [B]
  • Moses Sumney: Grae: Part 2 (Jagjaguwar) [05-15] - art pop
  • Moses Sumney: Grae (Jagjaguwar) [05-15] - art pop
  • Kevin Sun: (Un)seaworthy (Endectomorph Music) [11-27] - jazz [A-]
  • Sun Araw: Rock Sutra (Sun Ark) [04-03] - neo-psychedelia
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling (Strut) [10-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Sunda Arc: Tides (Gondwana) [02-07] - electronics
  • JE Sunde: 9 Songs About Love (self-released) [11-20] - singer-songwriter
  • IB Sundstrom: Anthropofagernas Rike I & II (Teg Publishing) [08-21] - new age
  • Sunflower X Poisonous Birds: Low Tide and the Dying Sun (self-released -EP) [04-17]
  • Sunflowers: Endless Voyage (Stolen Body) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Sunn Trio: Electric Esoterica (2182) [03-13] - jazz
  • Sunwatchers: Oh Yeah? (Trouble in Mind) [04-10] - instrumental rock [B]
  • Sunwatchers: Brave Rats (Amish -EP) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • Super Parquet: Super Parquet (Pagans -19) [2019-11-15]
  • Supercrush: Sodo Pop (Don Giovanni) [10-09] - power pop
  • SuperM: SuperM: The 1st Album: Super One [Super Version] (SM Entertainment) [09-25] - K-pop
  • Supermilk: Death Is the Best Thing for You Now (Keroleen) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Superposition: Superposition (We Jazz) [03-27] - jazz [***]
  • Surf Rock Is Dead: Existential Playboy (Surf Rock Is Dead) [05-01]
  • Surfer Blood: Carefree Theatre (Kanine) [09-25] - power pop
  • Surprise Chef: Daylight Savings (Mr Bongo)
  • Susanna: Baudelaire & Piano (SusannaSoata) [09-11]
  • SUSS: Promise (Northern Spy) [12-04] - alt/indie
  • Sutrah: Aletheia (The Artisan Era -EP) [03-13]
  • Suuns: Fiction (Joyful Noise -EP) [10-30]
  • Svalbard: When I Die, Will I Get Better? (Translation Loss) [09-25] - metal
  • Svang: In Trad We Trust (Galileo Music Communication) [11-20] - world
  • Anders Svanoe: Solo Flight: State of the Baritone Vol 4 (Irabbagast) - jazz
  • Svetlanas: Disco Sucks (Demons Run Amok) [03-13] - alt/indie
  • Svetlost: Jazz (To the Working Class) (PMGJazz) [01-21] - jazz
  • Svrcina: Elysian Fields (Tone Tree Music) [09-25] - pop
  • Neil Swainson Quintet: 49th Parallel (1987, Reel to Real) [02-11] - jazz [***]
  • Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn't Make It (Joyful Noise) [03-06] - country soul [**]
  • A Swayze & the Ghosts: Paid Salvation (Ivy League) [09-18] - garage punk
  • The Sweater Set: Fly on the Wall (self-released) [05-08] - folk
  • Sam Sweeney: Unearth Repeat (Hudson) [03-27] - folk
  • Sunny Sweeney: Recorded Live at the Machine Shop Recording Studio (Aunt Daddy) [11-13] - country [***]
  • Sweeping Promises: Hunger for a Way Out (Feel It) [08-14] - post-punk [A-]
  • Georgie Sweet: Misunderstood (Futuristica) [11-27] - r&b
  • Sweet Whirl: How Much Works (Chapter Music) [05-29] - singer-songwriter
  • Steve Swell: The Center Will Hold (Not Two) [06-00] - jazz [***]
  • Steve Swell Quintet Soul Travelers With Leena Conquest: Astonishments (RogueArt) [02-11] - jazz [A]
  • Sweven: The Eternal Resonance (Van) [03-20] - rock
  • Switchfoot: Covers (Fantasy -EP) [06-19]
  • Emma Swift: Blonde on the Tracks (Tiny Ghost) [08-14] - alt-country [B]
  • Taylor Swift: Folklore (Republic) [07-24] - pop [***]
  • Taylor Swift: Evermore (Republic) [12-11] - pop [***]
  • Curt Sydnor: Deep End Shallow (Out of Your Head) [03-20] - jazz [B-]
  • Sylosis: Cycle of Suffering (Nuclear Blast) [02-14] - thrash metal
  • Sylvan Esso: Free Love (Loma Vista) [09-25] - electropop [**]
  • Sylvan Esso: WITH (Loma Vista) [04-24] - alt/indie
  • Symbolik: Emergence (Artisan Era) [04-10] - metal
  • Syteria: Reflection (Syteria) [02-21] - rock
  • Matyas Szandai: Sandhana (BMC) - jazz
  • Giorgos Tabakis/Rebecca Trescher: Dual Nature: Live Sessions () [06-15] - jazz
  • Tani Tabbal Trio: Now Then (Tao Forms) [11-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Craig Taborn/Dave King: The Tower Tapes #3 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-03] - jazz [***]
  • Taeko: Contemplation (Flat Nine) - jazz
  • Taemin: Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1 (SM Entertainment) [09-07]
  • Tailcoat: Tall Tales in Tiny Pieces (Go' Danish Folk Music -19) [2019-11-22] - folk
  • Leo Takami: Felis Catus & Silence (Unseen Worlds) [02-28]
  • Masa Takumi: Heritage (Domo) - jazz
  • Talibam! With Silke Eberhard and Nikolaus Neuser: This Week Is in Two Weeks (ESP-Disk) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Talk Show: These People (Council -EP) [03-27]
  • Talking Book: Talking Book II (Koolarrow) [04-24] - ambient
  • Tall Tall Trees: A Wave of Golden Things (Joyful Noise) [01-31]
  • Tallah: Matriphagy (Earache) [10-02] - metal
  • Ohad Talmor Newsreel: Long Forms (Intakt) [03-20] - jazz [***]
  • TALsounds: Acquiesce (NNA Tapes) [05-22]
  • Christian Tamburr: The Awakening (Sounds for Sculpture) (self-released) - jazz
  • Tame Impala: The Slow Rush (Interscope) [02-14] - alt/indie [*]
  • Tamikrest: Tamotait (Glitterbeat) [03-27] - Saharan [**]
  • Liuwe Tamminga En Leo Van Doeselaar: Dialoghi Musicali (Passacaille) [08-14] - classical
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii/Ramon Lopez: Mantle (Not Two) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Midsummer (self-released) - jazz
  • Natsuki Tamura/Satoko Fujii: Keshin (self-released) - jazz
  • Tan Cologne: Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico (Labrador) [02-14] - dream pop
  • Tangerine Dream: Recurring Dreams (Kscope) - electronic
  • The Tangent: Auto Reconnaissance (Insideout) [08-21] - rock
  • Tangents: Timeslips (Temporary Residence) [09-04] - jazz
  • Tanya Morgan: Be Right Back (Working Creative -EP) [04-10] - hip-hop
  • Jorma Tapio & Kaski: Aliseen (577) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • Alexa Tarantino: Charity (Posi-Tone) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Gregory Tardy: If Time Could Stand Still (WJ3) [09-18] - jazz
  • Sophie Tassignon: Mysteries Unfold (RareNoise) [04-24] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Sergio Tavares/Nuno Trocado/Tom Ward: Vestiges (self-released) - jazz
  • Martin Taxt: First Room (Sofa) - jazz
  • Patricia Taxxon: Gelb (self-released) [06-28]
  • Patricia Taxxon: Rosa (self-released) [06-29]
  • Patricia Taxxon: Schwarz (self-released) [06-30]
  • Annie Taylor: Sweet Mortalilty (Taxi Gauche) [09-04]
  • Brit Taylor: Real Me (Cut a Shine) [11-20] - country
  • Brother Theotis Taylor: Brother Theotis Taylor (Mississippi) [08-07] - blues
  • Cecil Taylor and Tony Oxley: Birdland, Neuburg 2011 (Fundacja Sluchaj) [06-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Chad Taylor Trio: The Daily Biological (Cuneiform) [04-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Corey Taylor: CMFT (Roadrunner) [10-02] - hard rock
  • James Taylor: American Standard (Fantasy) [02-28]
  • Julian Taylor: The Ridge (Howling Turtle) [06-19]
  • Teyana Taylor: The Album (Def Jam) [06-19] - r&b [***]
  • TeaMarr: Before I Spill Myself (Atlantic) [05-29] - r&b
  • Team Picture: The Menace of Mechanical Music (Clue) [06-12]
  • Tchami: Year Zero (Confession) [10-23] - electronic [**]
  • Tech N9ne: EnterFear (Strange Music) [04-17] - hip-hop
  • Teenage Halloween: Teenage Halloween (Don Giovanni) [09-18] - rock [*]
  • Teenage Waitress: Love & Chemicals (Coloramo/Cargo) [11-13]
  • Teenanger: Good Time (Telephone Explosion) [10-02]
  • Teleplasmiste: To Kiss Earth Goodbye (House of Mythology) [06-05] - electronic
  • Tell No Lies: Anasyrma (Aut) [09-21] - jazz [**]
  • Sebastien Tellier: Domesticated (Record Makers) [05-29] - electropop
  • Temperance: Viridian (Napalm) [01-24] - metal
  • Temple of Void: The World That Was (Shadow Kingdom) [03-27] - metal
  • Alfie Templeman: Happiness in Liquid Form (Chess Club -EP) [07-17] - indie pop
  • Tempesst: Must Be a Dream (Pony) [09-30]
  • Tems: For Broken Ears (Leading Vibe -EP) [09-25] - alt-r&b
  • Tenci: My Heart Is an Open Field (Keeled Scales) [07-31] - folk
  • The Tender Things: How You Make a Fool (Spaceflight) [03-27] - country [B]
  • Tenderlonious: Ragas From Lahore (22a) [11-27] - world
  • Tengger: Nomad (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) [06-12] - ambient
  • Tennessee Jet: The Country (Tennessee Jet Music) [06-25] - country
  • James Tenney: Acoustic Phenomena/Hymnic Sounds (Edition Wandelweiser) - jazz
  • Tennis: Swimmer (Mutually Detrimental) [02-14]
  • Tensei: Speak Your Truth (Def Presse) [07-14] - hip-hop
  • Roza Terenzi: Modern Bliss (Planet Euphorique) [04-24]
  • Terminal Nation: Holocene Extinction (20 Buck Spin) [08-07] - metal
  • Terms: Asbestos Mouth (Skin Graft) [04-21] - alt/indie
  • Jonathan Terrell: Westward (self-released) [08-21] - country
  • Terror Jr: Rancho Catastrophe (Grape Music/Opposition) [11-30]
  • Terry vs Tori: Heathers (El Genio Equivocado) [10-30] - alt/indie
  • Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald: Push the Blues Away (Ivy League) [11-13] - blues
  • The Teskey Brothers: Live at the Forum (Glassnote) [05-15] - r&b
  • Carl Testa: Sway Prototypes Volume 3 (self-released) - jazz
  • Testament: Titans of Creation (Nuclear Blast) [04-03] - thrash metal
  • Martina Testen/Simon Serc: Biodukt (Pharmafabrik) [03-12] - electronic
  • The Texas Gentlemen: Floor It!!! (New West) [07-17] - country
  • Henri Texier: Chance (Label Bleu) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Thaba: Eyes Rest Their Feet (Soundway) [11-06] - world [*]
  • Emma-Jean Thackray: Um Yang (Night Dreamer) - jazz
  • Thank Your Lucky Stars: Girl in Her 29s (Sounds Deevine) - alt/indie [A-]
  • Thanya Iyer: Kind (Topshelf) [07-31] - alt/indie
  • Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: Temple (Ribbon Music) [05-15] - indie pop
  • The-Dream: SXTP4 (Radiokilla) [04-17]
  • Stephan Thelen: World Dialogue (RareNoise) - jazz
  • Thelonious Monster: Oh That Monster (Outliner) [11-03] - alt/indie [***]
  • Them Airs: Union Suit XL (Art Parade) [01-17] - alt/indie
  • Theory of a Deadman: Say Nothing (Atlantic) [01-31] - pop
  • Rachel Therrien: Vena (Bonsai Music) [03-27] - jazz
  • They: The Amanda Tape (Island) [10-23] - r&b
  • Tidiane Thiam: Siftorde (Sahel Sounds) [05-15] - Africa
  • Thibault: Or Not Thibault (Chapter Music) [09-04]
  • Thick: 5 Years Behind (Epitaph) [03-06] - garage punk [**]
  • Michael Thieke/Emilio Gordoa: Warteland (WildSonico) - jazz
  • Thievery Corporation: Symphonik (Eighteen Street Lounge Music) [04-03]
  • Thin Lear: Wooden Cave (EggHunt) [07-24]
  • The Third Mind: The Third Mind (Yep Roc) [02-14] [A-]
  • Third Root: Passion of the Poets (Third Root) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • This Is the Kit: Off Off On (Rough Trade) [10-23] - indie folk
  • This Will Destroy You: Vespertine (Dark Operative) [06-09] - amient
  • The Brianna Thomas Band: Everybody Knows (Breathline) [10-02] - jazz
  • Micah Thomas: Tide (self-released) [06-19] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Thomas: Event Horizon (Giant Step Arts -2CD) [05-08] - jazz [***]
  • Prins Thomas: Traens (Running Back) [07-31] - electronic
  • Isaiah J Thompson: Plays the Music of Buddy Montgomery (Wj3) [09-18] - jazz
  • Richard Thompson: Bloody Noses (Beeswing -EP) [09-11] - folk [***]
  • Teddy Thompson: Heartbreaker Please (Chalky Sounds) [05-29]
  • Thorn1: Snow Covers Everything at Least Six Months in a Year (Silber) [01-19]
  • Those Damn Crows: Point of No Return (Earache) [02-07] - rock
  • Thousand: Au Paradis (Talitres) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Thousand Yard Stare: The Panglossian Momentum (Stifled Aardvark) [05-29]
  • Threadbare [Jason Stein/Ben Cruz/Emerson Hunton]: Silver Dollar (NoBusiness) [05-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Three MVPs: Science Fiction (Eeasy) [05-29]
  • Three Queens in Mourning & Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Hello Sorrow/Hello Joy (Textile) [08-11] - pop
  • Throttle Elevator Music: Emergency Exit (Wide Hive) [06-26] - jazz [*]
  • Throwing Muses: Sun Racket (Fire) [09-04] - alt/indie [*]
  • Thumbscrew: The Anthony Braxton Project (Cuneiform) [07-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Thundercat: It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder) [04-03] - funk [B]
  • TI: The LIBRA (Grand Hustle/Empire) [10-16] - hip-hop [**]
  • Jason Tiemann: T-Man (self-released) [02-11] - jazz
  • Yann Tiersen: Portrait (Mute -19) [2019-12-06] - alt/indie
  • Tiesto: The London Sessions (Universal) [05-15] - electronic
  • LA Timpa: Modern Antics in a Deserted Place (Slow Release) [11-19] - electronic
  • Tina: Positive Mental Health Music (Speedy Wunderground) [11-06] - alt/indie
  • Tipple: Cartoon Heart (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • The TNEK Jazz Quintet: Plays the Music of Sam Jones (TNEK Jazz) [03-01] - jazz [*]
  • Asmus Tietchens/Dirk Serries: Air (A New Wave of Jazz -19) - jazz
  • Bryson Tiller: Anniversary (RCA) [10-02] - alt r&b
  • Pam Tillis: Looking for a Feeling (Stellar Cat) [04-24] - country [*]
  • Mina Tindle: Sister (37D03D) [07-18]
  • Kris Tiner: In the Ground and Overhead (Epigraph) - jazz
  • Tini [Martina Stoessel]: Tini Tini Tini (Hollywood) [12-03]
  • Tired Lion: Breakfast for Pathetics (Universal Music Australia) [11-20]
  • Titan to Tachyons: Cactides (Nefarious Industries) [08-14] - metal
  • Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part I (IOT -EP) [03-13] - electronic [**]
  • Azu Tiwaline: Draw Me a Silence Part II (IOT -EP) [04-00] - electronic [*]
  • TJO: Songs for Peacock (Orindal) [07-10]
  • Tobacco: Hot Wet & Sassy () [10-30] - wonky
  • TOBi: Elements Vol 1 (self-released) [10-21] - hip-hop
  • TOC: Indoor (Circum-Disc) [09-02] - jazz [***]
  • TOC & Dave Rempis: Closed for Safety Reasons (Circum-Disc) [09-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Tobin Sprout: Empty Horses (Fire) [09-18]
  • Susan Tobocman: Touch & Go (Soliterra) - vocal jazz
  • Today Is the Day: No Good to Anyone (BMG) [02-28]
  • Toivo Quintet: View (Losen) [04-03] - jazz
  • Tokimonsta: Oasis Nocturno (Tokimonsta Music) [03-20] - electronic
  • Told Slant: Point the Flashlight and Walk (Double Double Whammy) [11-13]
  • Don Toliver: Heaven or Hell (Cactus Jack/Atlantic) [03-13] - trap rap
  • Charles Tolliver: Connect (Gearbox) [07-31] - jazz [***]
  • Viktoria Tolstoy: Stations (ACT Music) [01-31] - jazz
  • Tom and His Computer: Future Ruins (In My Room) [05-08] - alt/indie
  • Tomberlin: Projections (Saddle Creek -EP) [10-16] - indie folk
  • Tombs: Under Sullen Skies (Season of Mist) [11-20] - black metal
  • Fumi Tomita Featuring David Detweiler: Celebrating Bird/A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Next Level) [09-25] - jazz [***]
  • Louis Tomlinson: Walls (Simco) [01-31] - rock
  • Tomorrow X Together: The Dream Chapter: Eternity (Big Hit/Republic -EP) [05-18] - K-pop
  • Meilir [Tomos]: In Tune (Gwdihw)
  • Phil Tomsett: The Sound of Someone Leaving (Fluid Audio) [09-13]
  • Toned: The Private Sector (Shhpuma) [03-12] - jazz
  • Toner: Silk Road (Smoking Room) [04-17] - alt/indie
  • David Toop: Apparition Paintings (Room40) [09[11] - ambient
  • Toots & the Maytals: Got to Be Tough (BMG/WEA) [08-28] - reggae [*]
  • Tops: I Feel Alive (Musique TOPS) [04-03] - indie pop
  • Kavus Torabi: Hip to the Jag (Believers Roast) [05-22] - rock
  • Rafael Toral/Joao Pais Filipe: Jupiter and Beyond (Three:Four) [11-06] - ambient
  • Cat Toren's Human Kind: Scintillating Beauty (New Focus) [09-11] - jazz [***]
  • David Torn: Fur/Torn (Screwgun) [05-01] - jazz
  • Sun of Goldfinger [David Torn/Ches Sith/Tim Berne]: Congratulations to You (Screwgun) [07-03] - jazz
  • Torres: Silver Tongue (Merge) [01-31] - art pop [*]
  • Joan Torres's All Is Fused: Revolution (self-released) - jazz
  • Samuel Torres: Alegria (Blue Conga -19) [2019-10-25] - jazz
  • The Total Rejection: The Time Traveller's 3rd Will and Testament (Raving Pop Blast!) [06-30]
  • Total Wkts: Running Tracks (Pets Care) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Jennifer Touch: Behind the Wall (Fatcat) [06-05]
  • Touche Amore: Lament (Epitaph) [10-09] - screamo [**]
  • Tough Age: Which Way Am I? (Mint) [08-07]
  • Sidi Toure: Afrik Toun Me (Thrill Jockey) [09-11] - African
  • Myke Towers: Easy Money Baby (One World Music/Casablanca) [01-24]
  • Town Meeting: Make Things Better (self-released) [06-19] - folk
  • Tenille Townes: The Lemonade Stand (Columbia Nashville) [06-26] - pop [**]
  • Devin Townsend: Order of Magnitude: Empath Live Volume 1 (Inside Out Music) [10-23] - prog metal
  • Laura Toxvaerd: Tidens Strom (ILK -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Laura Toxvaerd: Drapery (ILK -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Sabu Toyozumi/Simon Tan/Rick Countryman/Yong Yandsen: Voices of the Spirit (ChapChap) [03-01] - jazz
  • Trace Mountains: Lost in the Country (Lame-O) [04-10] - indie pop
  • AJ Tracey: Secure the Bag! 2 (AJ Tracey -EP) [11/27]
  • Meghan Trainor: Treat Myself (Epic) [01-31] - pop
  • David Tranchina Large-ish Ensemble: The Ogre (Big Ego) - jazz
  • Trapt: Shadow Work (Crash Collide) [07-03] - alt metal
  • Stefano Travaglini: Monk: Fifteen Piano Relections (Notami Jazz) - jazz
  • Travis: 10 Songs (BMG) [10-09]
  • Rian Treanor: File Under UK Metaplasm (Planet Mu) [10-02]
  • Oliver Tree: Ugly Is Beautiful (Atlantic) [07-17] - pop rap
  • Treebones: Midnight Radio (Outpost 31) [04-22] - electronic
  • Trees Community: The Christ Tree (1975, Light in the Attic)
  • Trees Speak: Ohms (Soul Jazz) [03-06] - electronic [*]
  • Trees Speak: Shadow Forms (Soul Jazz) [10-30] - electronic
  • TRi/O: Try the Veal (Slidtone) - jazz
  • Triangulo De Amor Bizarro: Triangulo De Amor Bizarro (Mushroom Pillow) [02-27]
  • Tribez: Paragon (Beat Art Department -EP) [02-14] - hip-hop
  • Tricky: 20,20 (False Idols -EP) [03-06] - trip-hop
  • Tricky: Fall to Pieces (False Idols) [09-04] - electronic [*]
  • Tricot: 10 (Cutting Edge/8902) [10-21] - math rock
  • Daniil Trifofov: Silver Age (Deutsche Grammophon) [11-06] - classical
  • Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad Y Con Todo (Iridium -19) [2019-10-12] - jazz
  • Trio Linguale [Kevin Woods/John Stowell/Miles Black]: Signals (Origin) [08-21] - jazz [*]
  • Trio No Mas: A Tragedy of Fermented Undulation (self-released) [06-29] - jazz
  • Trio Tekke: Strovilos (Riverboat) [04-20] - world
  • Triptykon: Requiem (Live at Roadburn 2019) (Century Media) [05-15] - metal
  • Trippie Redd: Pegasus (1400 Entertainment/TenThousand Projects) [10-30] - trap rap
  • Lennie Tristano Centennial Quartet: Live @ Berklee (Altered Music Productions) [12-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Trivium: What the Dead Men Say (Roadrunner) [04-24] - heavy metal
  • Mo Troper: Natural Beauty (Tender Loving Empire) [02-14]
  • Tropos: Axioms // 75 AB (Biophilia) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Heather Trost: Petrichor (Third Man) [11-06]
  • Walter Trout: Ordinary Madness (Provogue) [08-28] - blues
  • True East: First EP (self-released) - jazz
  • Trueno: Atrevido (Neuen) [07-23] - hip-hop
  • Com Truise: In Decay, Too (Ghostly International) [12-04] - electronic
  • Trummors: Dropout City (Ernest Jenning) [08-21] - rock
  • Andreas Tschopp Bubaran: Tumbuk (Enja/Yellowbird) [09-25] - jazz [B]
  • TSHA: Flowers (Ninja Tune -EP) [11-13]
  • Ttrruuces: Ttrruuces (All Points) [06-26]
  • Tubis Trio: So Us (Audio Cave -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz
  • Tuluum Shimmering: Sister Ray Meets China Cat Sunflower Uptown (self-released) [05-12]
  • Jaan-Eik Tulve/Vox Clamantis: Cyrillus Kreek: The Suspended Harp of Babel (ECM New Series) [05-08] - classical
  • Yves Tumor: Heaven to a Tortured Mind (Warp) [04-03] - art rock [**]
  • Tunng: Tunng Presents . . . Dead Club (Full Time Hobby) [11-06] - folktronica
  • Jeremy Tuplin: Violent Waves (Trapped Animal) [08-14]
  • Turbostaat: Uthlande (PIAS Germany) [01-17] - rock
  • Josh Turner: Country State of Mind (MCA Nashville) [08-21] - coutry [**]
  • Lou Turner: Songs for John Venn (Spinster) [04-03] - folk
  • Simon Fisher Turner/Edmund De Waal: A Quiet Corner in Time (Mute) [03-27]
  • Turquoise Moon: The Sunset City (3rd & Debut) [09-21] - electronic
  • Turtle Skull: Monoliths (Art as Catharsis) [08-28] - rock
  • Molly Tuttle: . . . But I'd Rather Be With You (Compass) [08-28] - folk
  • Tvivler: Ego (Negativ Psykologi) [04-03] - alt/indie
  • Jeff Tweedy: Love Is the King (dBpm) [10-23] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Twice: Eyes Wide Open (JYP Entertainment) [10-26] - K-pop
  • The Twilite Tone: The Clearing (Stones Throw) [10-09]
  • Twin Atlantic: Power (Virgin EMI) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Twin Tribes: Ceremony (Negative Gain -19) [2019-12-13] - alt/indie
  • Twisted Pine: Right Now (Signature Sounds) [08-14] - jazz
  • Two Weeks Notice: A Calm, Measured Response (Fake Four -EP) [12-25] - hip-hop [**]
  • Twst: Twst0001 (Hikkimori Baby -EP) [06-26]
  • Ty Dolla $ign: Featuring Ty Dolla $ign (Atlantic) [10-23] - hip-hop [B]
  • Tycho: Simulcast (Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune) [02-28] - chillwave
  • John Tyler: No Color (self-released -EP) [06-11] - hip-hop
  • William Tyler: New Vanitas (Merge) [09-04] - folk
  • William Tyler: Music From First Cow (Merge) [07-31] - folk
  • Typhoon: Lichthuis (TopNotch/Universal) [10-30] - hip-hop
  • Oded Tzur: Here Be Dragons (ECM) [02-14] - jazz [**]
  • Uada: Djinn (Eisenwald) [09-25] - metal
  • Loup Uberto: Racconto Artigiano (Three:Four) [03-28] - ambient
  • Etuk Ubong: Africa Today (Night Dreamer) [06-19] - Afrobeat [**]
  • Kali Uchis: To Feel Alive (Virgin EMI/Interscope -EP) [04-24] - pop [B]
  • Kali Uchis: Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) (Interscope) [11-18] - Latin pop [*]
  • UDO: We Are One (AFM) [07-17]
  • Nobuo Uematsu/Masashi Hamauzu/Mitsuto Suzuki: Final Fantasy VII Remake Original Soundtrack (Square Enix) [05-27] - electronic
  • Ugly Beauty: Ugly Beauty (self-released) [06-05] - jazz [*]
  • Frantisek Uhlir: Story of My Life (self-released) - jazz
  • Gregory Uhlmann: Neighborhood Watch (Topshelf) [07-24]
  • U-I: Enter the Garden (All My Thoughts) [06-26] - electronic
  • UKAEA: Energy Is Forever (Hominid Sounds) [11-13]
  • Ulcerate: Stare Into Death and Be Still (Debemur Morti) [04-24] - death metal
  • Matt Ulery: Pollinator (Woolgathering) [08-04] - jazz [**]
  • Birgit Ulher/Franz Hautzinger: Kleine Trompetenmusik (Relative Pitch) [10-16] - jazz [B-]
  • Ulla: Tumbling Towards a Wall (Experiences) [01-30] - electronic
  • Hans Ulrik & Anders Mogensen: The Meeting With Steve Swallow (AMM) - jazz
  • Ulthar: Providence (20 Buck Spin) [06-12]
  • Ultimate Fakebook: The Preserving Machine (Sonic Ritual) [04-10] - alt/indie
  • Ultraflex: Visions of Ultraflex (Street Pulse) [10-30] - electronic
  • Ultraista: Sister (Partisan) [03-13] - indietronica
  • Ulver: Flowers of Evil (House of Mythology) [08-28]
  • Umbra Vitae: Shadow of Life (Deathwish) [05-01] - death metal
  • Un Poco Loco: Ornithologie (Umlaut) - jazz
  • Uncivilized: Garden (Unciv Music) [11-27] - jazz
  • Undeath: Lesions of a Different Kind (Prosthetic) [09-23] - death metal
  • Undergang: Adrig I Livet (Me Saco Un Ojo) [12-04] - rock
  • Carrie Underwood: My Gift (Capitol/EMI) [09-25] - xmas
  • Uniform: Shame (Sacred Bones) [09-11] - industrial metal
  • The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note: Air Power! (self-released) - jazz [B-]
  • The United States Air Force Band: Jazz Heritage Series: 2019 Highlights (self-released) - jazz [B]
  • University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra: Embargo (Uoft Jazz) [J|jazz]
  • The Unknown New: Inkflies (self-released -19) [2019-12-20] - jazz
  • Unknown T: Rise Above Hate (Stay Solid/Island) [07-14]
  • Unleash the Archers: Abyss (Napalm) [08-21] - power metal
  • Hans Unstern: Diven (Staatsakt) [04-24]
  • Upsammy: Zoom (Dekmantel) [06-08] - electronic
  • Uptown Jazz Tentet: What's Next (Irrabbagast) - jazz
  • Masayoshi Urabe: What Hasn't Come Here, Come! (Relative Pitch -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Keith Urban: The Speed of Now Part 1 (Keith Urban) [09-18] - country
  • Diego Urcola Quartet Featuring Paquito D'Rivera: El Duelo (Sunnyside) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Stein Urheim: Downhill Uplift (Hubro) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • Urlaub in Polen: All (Tapete) [11-06] - alt/indie
  • US Girls: Heavy Light (4AD) [03-06] - alt/indie [B-]
  • Us the Duo: Up Until Now (Rastonea) [08-12] - pop
  • USA Nails: Character Stop (Hex) [10-23] - rock
  • The USAISAMONSTER: Amikwag (Yeggs) [10-30] - rock
  • The Used: Heartwork (Big Noise/Universal) [04-24] - pop/rock
  • Utopian: Demo (Urge -EP) [07-03] - punk
  • Peeter Uuskyla/Tellef Ogrim/Anders Berg/Per Anders Nilsson: Isn Hi Lagt Sae Pa Fjellvatna (Simlas) [11-17] - jazz [***]
  • The Vacant Lots: Interzone (Fuzz Club) [06-26]
  • Sadler Vaden: Anybody Out There? (Dirty Mag) [03-06] - pop/rock
  • Vader: Solitude in Madness (Nuclear Blast) [05-01] - metal
  • Harvey Valdes: Solitude Intones Its Echo (Destiny -19) - jazz
  • Yelfris Valdes: For the Ones (Musica Macondo) - jazz
  • Frederik Valentin & Loke Rahbek: Elephant (Posh Isolation) [02-28] - ambient
  • Manuel Valera Trio: Live at L'Osons Jazz Club (Jammin' Colors) - jazz
  • Manuel Valera New Cuban Express Big Band: Jose Marti En Nueva York (Greenleaf Music) [07-23] - Latin jazz
  • Valkyrie: Fear (Relapse) [07-24] - metal
  • Marcos Valle: Cinzento (Sony Music) [05-01] - bossa nova
  • Orlando "Maraca" Valle: Esa Flauta (EGREM) [05-08] - jazz
  • Valley: Sucks to See You Doing Better (Universal Music Canada -EP) [10-23]
  • Suzanne Vallie: Love Lives Where Rules Die (Night Bloom) [07-03]
  • Vampire: Rex (Century Media) [06-19] - metal
  • The Vamps: Cherry Blossom (Virgin EMI) [10-16]
  • Kobe Van Cauwenberghe: Anthony Braxton Ghost Trance Solos (All That Dust) - jazz
  • Reinier Van Houdt: Pieces for AMPLIFY 2000 (self-released) - jazz
  • Fred Van Hove: Fred Van Hove at 80 (Dropa Disc -19) - jazz
  • Joshua Van Tassel: Dance Music Volume II: More Songs for Slow Motion (Backward) [09-11]
  • Emilia Vancini: And if You Fall, You Fall (Espira) - vocal jazz
  • Vandalismus: Gloria & Schwefel (Audiolith) [09-04] - hip-hop
  • Vanden Plas: The Ghost Xperiment: Illumination (Frontiers) [12-04] - metal
  • Ken Vandermark: Unexpected Alchemy (Not Two -7CD -19) [2019-11-00] - jazz
  • Ken Vandermark/Hamid Drake/Gianni Trovalusci/Luigi Ceccarelli: Open Border (Audiographic) [03-23] - jazz
  • Cristina Vane: Old Played New (Blue Tip) [07-01] - blues [***]
  • Cristina Vane: The Magnolia Sessions (Anti-Corp) [12-18] - blues [**]
  • Vanilla: Into the Dream (Vinyl Digital) [04-22] - hip-hop
  • Letitia VanSant: Circadian Rhythm (self-released) [02-21]
  • Christina Vantzou: Multi Natural (Edicoes Cn) [07-20] - electronic
  • The Vapors: Together (Manmade Soul) [05-15] - rock
  • Don Vappie & Jazz Creole: The Blue Book of Storyville (Lejazzetal) [10-10] - jazz
  • Varde: Fedraminne (Nordvis) [11-27] - metal
  • Varsity: Fine Forever (Run for Cover) [05-29]
  • Vatican Shadow: Persian Pillars of the Gasoline Era (20 Buck Spin) [09-18] - rock
  • Stoll Vaughan: Desires Shape (Commonwealth Artist)
  • Papo Vazquez Mighty Pirates Troubadours: Chapter 10: Breaking Cover (Picaro) [11-13] - jazz [**]
  • Suzanne Vega: An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (Cooking Vinyl) [09-11]
  • Laura Veirs: My Echo (Raven Marching Band/Bella Union) [10-23]
  • Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote: Caetano Veloso & Ivan Sacerdote (Universal Music International) [01-16] - world
  • Vennart: In the Dead, Dead Wood (self-released) [11-06] - metal
  • Venom Prison: Primeval (Prosthetic) [10-09] - deathcore
  • Vera: Terso (Vera Spinetta) [09-18] - alt/indie
  • Gary Versace: All for Now (SteepleChase) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Raf Vertessen Quartet: LOI (El Negocito) [10-02] - jazz
  • The Very Most: Needs Help (Lost Sound Tapes/Kocliko) [10-09] - rock
  • Viagra Boys: Common Sense (Year0001 -EP) [03-06]
  • Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Amen Andrews (Hypercolour) [05-29] - electronic [**]
  • Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Modern Rave (Hypercolour) [06-26] - electronic [***]
  • Luke Vibert: Luke Vibert Presents Rave Hop (Hypercolour) [07-31] - electronic [**]
  • Vibration Black Finger: Can You See What I'm Trying to Say (Jazzman) - jazz
  • Vice Squad: Battle of Britain (Last Rockers) [11-13] - rock
  • Luis Vicente: Mare (Cipsela) [06-23] - jazz [**]
  • Luis Vicente/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders: Unnavigable Tributaries (Multikulti) - jazz
  • Luis Vicente/John Dikeman/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Goes Without Saying, but It's Got to Be Said (JACC) [10-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Irmao Victor: Mariposario (Pop Superette)
  • Fay Victor's SoundNoiseFunk: We've Had Enough! (ESP-Disk) [10-30] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Video Age: Pleasure Line (Winspear) [08-07] - indie pop
  • Filippo Vignato: Heidelberg: Live at Enjoy Jazz (Auand) [07-17] - jazz
  • Vilde & Inga: How Forests Think (SOFA)
  • Kurt Vile: Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (Matador -EP) [10-02]
  • Vile Creature: Glory Glory! Apathy Took Helm! (Prosthetic) [06-19] - metal
  • Villaelvin: Headroof (Hakuna Kulala) [01-30] - African
  • Village of the Sun Feat Binker & Moses: Village of the Sun/Ted (Gearbox -EP) [01-31] - jazz [B]
  • Vincas: Phantasma (Learning Curve) [05-29] - rock
  • Simon Vincent's the Occasional Trio: Live in Berlin (Vision of Sound -19) [2019-10-18] - jazz
  • Vinnum Sabbathi: Of Dimensions and Theories (Stolen Body) [03-27] - doom metal
  • Will Vinson: Four Forty One (Whirlwind) - jazz
  • Will Vinson/Gilad Hekselman/Antonio Sanchez: Trio Grande (Whirlwind) [11-13] - jazz
  • Vintage Crop: Serve to Serve Again (Upset the Rhythm) [08-07]
  • Violent Soho: Everything Is A-OK (I Oh You) [04-03] - rock
  • David Virelles: Transformacion Del Arcoiris (Pi) [08-07] - jazz
  • Virtual Company: Virtual Company (Confront) [06-13] - jazz [A-]
  • The Vision: The Vision (Defected) [11-13] - electronic
  • The Visionaries: V (self-released) [12-18] - hip-hop
  • Eefje de Visser: Bitterzoet (Sony Music) [01-24] - pop
  • Vistas: Everything Changes in the End (Retrospect) [05-29] - indie pop
  • Hristo Vitchev: Of Light and Shadows (First Orbit Sounds) - jazz
  • Vitskar Suden: Vitskar Suden (self-released) [05-22] - psych rock
  • Viva Belgrado: Bellavista (Aloud)
  • Carlos Vives: Cumbiana (D) [05-22] - reggaeton
  • Sabine Vogel/Michael Thieke/Kaffe Matthews/Audrey Chen/Id M Theft Able: Isolated, Connected (self-released) - jazz
  • Voivod: Lost Machine: Live (Century Media) [11-27] - metal
  • Luise Volkmann/Didier Matry: Wunsche (Umland -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Luise Volkmann's Ete Large: When the Birds Upraise Their Choir (nWog) [11-13] - jazz
  • Andreas Vollenweider: Quiet Places (MIG Music) - jazz
  • Lou Volpe: Before & After (Jazz Guitar) [04-01] - jazz [**]
  • Volur: Death Cult (Prophecy) [11-13] - doom metal
  • Hank Von Hell: Dead (Columbia) [06-15] - rock
  • Katie Von Schleicher: Consummation (Ba Da Bing!) [05-22]
  • Steve Von Till: No Wilderness Deep Enough (Neurot) [08-07]
  • Kadri Voorand: In Duo With Mihkel Malgand (ACT -19) [2019-06-21] - jazz
  • Ella Vos: Turbulence (Hwyl) [07-31] - pop
  • Biliana Voutchkova/Ernesto Rodrigues/Rodrigo Pinheiro: White Bricks and the Wooden Mutes (Creative Sources -19) - jazz
  • Vril: Bad Manners 4 (Bad Manners) [04-17]
  • Vritra: Sonar (Bad Taste) [09-04] - hip-hop
  • Vukovi: Fall Better (VKVI) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Vundabar: Either Light (Gawk) [03-13] - rock
  • Bob Vylan: We Live Here (Venn -EP) [06-05] - British hip-hop
  • LT Wade: Requiem for the American Dream (Dopeness) [04-24]
  • Mark Wade: Songs From Isolation (AMP Music) [09-18] - jazz
  • The Wailers: One World (Sony) - reggae
  • Wailin' Storms: Rattle (Gilead Media) [05-15] - metal
  • Loudon Wainwright III With Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks: I'd Rather Lead a Band (Search Party) [10-09] - trad jazz [**]
  • Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow the Rules (BMG) [07-10] - adult alt [B-]
  • Wajatta: Don't Let Get You Down (Brainfeeder) [02-28]
  • Wake: Devouring Ruin (Translation Loss) [03-27]
  • Rick Wakeman: The Red Planet (R&D Media) [06-19] - rock
  • Ulf Wakenius: Taste of Honey (ACT Music) [08-28] - jazz [B]
  • Wako: Wako (Ora Fonogram) [02-21] - jazz [*]
  • Anne Waldman: Sciamachy (Fast Speaking Music) [05-08] - poetry [**]
  • Kelsey Waldon: They'll Never Keep Us Down (Oh Boy -EP) [11-20] - country [***]
  • Wale: The Imperfect Storm (Warner -EP) [06-19] - hip-hop
  • Sarah Walk: Another Me (One Little Independent) [08-28]
  • Benny Walker: Chosen Line (Independent) [06-05] - blues
  • Butch Walker: American Love Story (Ruby Red) [05-08] - rock
  • Joshua Ray Walker: Glad You Made It (State Fair) [07-10] - country
  • Nicholas Walker: Balakirev: Complete Piano Works Vol 6 (Grand Piano) [09-11] - classical
  • Rhett Walker: Good to Me (Provident Music Group) [03-27] - Christian
  • Summer Walker: Life on Earth (LVRN/Interscope -EP) [07-10] - r&b [B]
  • Colter Wall: Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs (La Honda) [08-27] - country [**]
  • Tornado Wallace: Midnight Mania (Optimo) [03-20] - electronic
  • Byron Wallen: Portrait (Twilight Jaguar) - jazz
  • Jim Waller Big Band: Bucket List (self-released) [07-31] - jazz [U]
  • Wallflower: Teach Yourself to Swim (Wallflower) [06-05] - alt/indie
  • Gottlieb Wallisch: 20th Century Foxtrots Vol 1: Austria and Czechia (Grand Piano) [02-13] - classical
  • Wallows: Remote (Atlantic -EP) [10-23]
  • Christian Wallumrod Ensemble: Many (Hubro) [02-28] - jazz
  • Jennifer Walshe: A Late Anthology of Early Music Vol 1: Ancient to Renaissance (Tetbind) [02-21] - classical
  • JD Walter: Dressed in a Song (JWAL) [02-07] - vocal jazz
  • Walter Etc: Dark Comedy Performance Piece of My Life (Making New Enemies) [03-27]
  • The Wants: Container ( Council) [03-13]
  • Sunny War: Can I Sit With You? (Hen House Studios -EP) [03-20] - r&b
  • The War and Treaty: Hearts Town (Rounder) [09-25] - alt/indie
  • The War on Drugs: Live Drugs (Super High Quality) [11-20] - alt/indie
  • War on Women: Wonderful Hell (Bridge Nine) [10-30]
  • Alex Ward: Frames (Relative Pitch) - jazz
  • Greg Ward/Jason Stein/Marcus Evans/Chad Taylor/Matt Lux: 85bears (Ears & Eyes) [05-15] - jazz [***]
  • M Ward: Migration Stories (Anti-) [04-03] - singer/songwriter
  • M Ward: Think o Spring (Anti-) [12-11] - singer/songwriter
  • Max De Wardener: Music for Detuned Pianos (Village Green) [03-20] - classical
  • Jessie Ware: What's Your Pleasure? (Interscope) [06-26] - pop [A-]
  • Wares: Survival (Mint) [04-24] - alt singer/songwriter
  • Bill Warfield and the Hell's Kitchen Funk Orchestra: Smile (Planet Arts/43 Street) - jazz [B]
  • Warm Digits: Flight of Ideas (Memphis Industries) [04-03]
  • Warmth: Life (Archives) [03-02]
  • Danyel Waro: Tinn Tout (Cobalt) [02-21] - Africa
  • Becky Warren: The Sick Season (Becky Warren) [10-23] - country [**]
  • Johanna Warren: Chaotic Good (Carpark) [05-01] - alt/indie
  • The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound: Soundpath (Composed by Muhal Richard Abrams) (Clean Feed) [11-03] - jazz [***]
  • Washed Out: Purple Noon (Sub Pop) [08-07] - rock
  • Megan Washington: Batflowers (Universal Music Australia) [08-28] - alt/indie
  • Kenny Washington: What's the Hurry (Lower 9th) [08-14] - jazz
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio/Joe Lovano: Arctic Riff (ECM) [06-26] - jazz [**]
  • Andrew Wasylyk: Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation (Athens of the North) [09-04]
  • Wasted Shirt: Fungus II (Famous Class) [02-28] - noise rock
  • Water Liars: Roll On (Constant Stranger) [07-03] - Americana
  • The Waterboys: Good Luck, Seeker (Cooking Vinyl) [08-21]
  • Nick Waterhouse: Live at Pappy and Harriet's: In Person From the High Desert (Innovative Leisure) [07-24] - rock
  • Watermelon Slim: Traveling Man (Northern Blues) [03-27] - blues
  • Patty Waters: Live (Black Forms Editions -19) - vocal jazz
  • Patty Waters: An Evening in Houston (Clean Feed) - vocal jazz
  • Patty Waters: Plays (Waters Sings -EP) [06-05] - vocal jazz
  • Roger Waters: Us + Them (Sony Legacy) [10-02] - soundtrack
  • Watkins Family Hour: Brother Sister (Family Hour) [04-10]
  • Bobby Watson: Keepin' It Real (Smoke Sessions) [06-26] - jazz [B]
  • Chester Watson: A Japanese Horror Film (POW) [10-31] - hip-hop
  • Ben Watt: Storm Damage (Caroline) [01-31] - singer-songwriter
  • The Trevor Watts Quartet: The Real Intention (Fundacja Sluchaj) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Trevor Watts: The Lockdown Solos (Hi4Head) [06-00] - jazz
  • Rod Wave: Pray 4 Love (Alamo) [04-03] - hip-hop [**]
  • Waveform: Last Room (self-released) [09-18]
  • Wax Chattels: Clot (Captured Tracks) [09-25]
  • Waxahatchee: Saint Cloud (Merge) [03-27] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Wayfarer: A Romance With Violence (Profound Lore) [10-16] - metal
  • Ways + Simon Toldam: Fortunes (Lorna) - jazz
  • We Here Now: The Chikipunk Years (Elektrohasch/Homemade Gifts -EP) [03-13] - world
  • Weave: The Sound II (Further Platonic) [04-08]
  • Sarah Weaver: Synchrony Series: Music of Sarah Weaver and Collaborations (SyncSource -19) [2019-00-00] - jazz
  • Doug Webb: Apples & Oranges (Posi-Tone) [09-24] - jazz [***]
  • James Robert Webb: James Robert Webb (117 Music) [05-01] - country
  • Webber/Morris Big Band: Both Are True (Greenleaf Music) [04-03] - jazz [**]
  • Anna Webber: Rectangles (Out of Your Head) [07-31] - jazz [**]
  • Charles Webster: Decision Time (Dimensions) [11-20] - deep house
  • Lindsey Webster: A Woman Like Me (Shanachie) [03-27] - vocal jazz
  • Wednesday: I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone (Orindal) [02-07] - alt/indie
  • Cory Weeds Quartet: Day by Day (Cellar Live) - jazz
  • Amber Weekes: Pure Imagination (Amber Inn Productions) [01-08] - vocal jazz [*]
  • Amber Weekes: The Gathering (Amber Inn Productions) [10-01] - vocal jazz [B]
  • The Weeknd: After Hours (Republic) [03-20] - alt r&b [B]
  • Orlando Weeks: A Quickening (Play It Again Sam) [06-12] - art pop
  • Sam Weinberg: The Greek Cassette (Maarakora -19) - jazz
  • Sam Weinberg/Tyler Damon/Henry Fraser: Foment (Amalgam -19) - jazz
  • Weird Turn Pro: Maul and Mezcal (Weird Turn Pro) [02-29] - jazz
  • Dan Weiss Starebaby: Natural Selection (Pi) [09-18] - jazz
  • Antje Weithaas: Schumann & Brahms: Concertos (Classic Produktion Osnabruck) [01-03] - classical
  • Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: All the Good Times Are Past & Gone (Acony) [07-10] - folk [**]
  • Cinder Well: No Summer (Free Dirt) [07-24] - folk
  • Paul Weller: On Sunset (Polydor) [07-03] - British trad rock [B]
  • Justin Wells: The United State (Singular) [08-28] - country
  • Tauren Wells: Citizen of Heaven (Capitol Christian Music Group) [01-24] - Christian pop
  • Ben Wendel: High Heart (Edition) [10-20] - jazz [B]
  • Susan Werner: Flyover Country (self-released) [09-27]
  • Jim Kimo West: More Guitar Stories (Westernmost) - jazz
  • Ray West & Zilla Rocca: Rowhouse Whispers (843661 DK) [04-27] - hip-hop
  • Kate Westbrook & the Granite Band: Earth Felt the Wound (Westbrook) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • Westelaken: The Golden Days Are Hard (Westelaken) [08-21] - country
  • The Westerlies: Wherein Lies the Good (Westerlies) [01-31] - jazz [***]
  • Westerman: Your Hero Is Not Dead (Partisan) [06-05] - art pop
  • Western Centuries: Call the Captain (Free Dirt) [04-03] - coutry
  • Westside Gunn: Pray for Paris (Griselda) [04-17] - hip-hop [*]
  • Westside Gunn: Flygod Is an Awesome God II (Griselda) [07-03] - hip-hop [*]
  • Westside Gunn: Who Made the Sunshine (Griselda/Shady/Interscope) [10-02] - hip-hop [*]
  • Wetware: Flail (Dais) [07-03] - experimental electronic
  • Koe Wetzel: Sellout (Columbia) [11-20] - country
  • Michael Whalen: Sacred Spaces (Solace/Myndstream)
  • What Happens in a Year: Ceremonie/Musique (FiP) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • When Rivers Meet: We Fly Free (One Road) [11-20]
  • Whethan: Fantasy (Big Beat) [10-16] - electronic
  • Whipped Cream: Who Is Whipped Cream? (Big Beat) [08-21] - electronic
  • Jay Whiss: Peace of Mind (Universal Canada) [03-05]
  • Arthur White and Merge: When You Find It (ARC) - jazz
  • Chik White & Colin Fisher: Our Water Is Fire (self-relased) - jazz
  • Jim White & Marisa Anderson: The Quickening (Thrill Jockey) [05-15]
  • Jim White: Misfit's Jubilee (Fluff & Gravy) [10-30] - country
  • Walter White: BB XL (Walter White Music) [08-28] - jazz [B]
  • White Boy Scream: Bakunawa (Fat Beats) [06-05] - electronic
  • The White Buffalo: On the Widow's Walk (Snakefarm) [04-17]
  • White Denim: World as a Waiting Room (Radio Milk) [05-08]
  • The White Kites: Devillusion (Deep Field) [09-15] - rock
  • White Manna: Arc (Cardinal Fuzz/Centripetal Force) [08-28] - rock
  • White Poppy: Paradise Gardens (Not Not Fun) [04-24] - dream pop
  • White Stones: Kuarahy (Nuclear Blast) [03-13] - metal
  • Whitney: Candid (Secretly Canadian) [08-14] - folk pop
  • Hailey Whitters: The Dream (Pigasus) [02-28] - country [**]
  • WHO Trio: Strell: The Music of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington (Clean Feed) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • WHY?: Ten Voices (Synesthesia Media -EP) [04-03] [B]
  • Why Bonnie: Voice Box (Fat Possum -EP) [04-10]
  • Whyte Horses: Hard Times (CRC) [01-17] - psychedelic pop
  • Wicketkeeper: Shonk (Meritorito) [10-16]
  • Chip Wickham: Blue to Red (Lovemonk) [05-08] - jazz [B-]
  • Widowspeak: Plum (Captured Tracks) [08-28]
  • WiFiGawd & Tony Seltzer: Heat Check Vol 2 (Tony Seltzer) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Katarzyna Wiktorski: From a Distance (self-released) [11-11]
  • Wild Nothing: Laughing Gas (Captured Tracks -EP) [01-31] - indie pop
  • Wild Rivers: Songs to Break-Up To (Nettwerk) [05-01] - singer-songwriter
  • JJ Wilde: Ruthless (Black Box) [06-12]
  • Wildflower: Season 2 (self-released) - jazz
  • Ginger Wildheart: Headzapoppin' (Round) [05-21] - rock
  • Dan Wilensky: All in All (Polyglot) - jazz
  • Wiley: The Godfather 3 (self-released) [06-05] - grime
  • Immanuel Wilkins: Omega (Blue Note) [08-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Reverend John Wilkins: Trouble (Goner) [09-18]
  • AA Williams: Forever Blue (Bella Union) [07-03] - alt/indie
  • Ben Williams: I Am a Man (Rainbow Blonde) [02-05] - jazz
  • Chancey Williams: 3rd Street (Younger Brother) [05-22] - country
  • Devon Williams: A Tear in the Fabric (Slumberland) [05-01] - indie pop
  • Hayley Williams: Petals for Armor I (Atlantic -EP) [02-06] - art pop
  • Hayley Williams: Petals for Armor (Atlantic) [05-08] - art pop [*]
  • Jeff Williams: Live at London Jazz Festival: Road Tales (Whirlwind) [09-23] - jazz
  • Kamaal Williams: Wu Hen (Black Focus) [07-24] - jazz [*]
  • Lenny Williams: Fine (Bridle Ridge)
  • Lucinda Williams: Good Souls Better Angels (Highway 20) [04-24] - alt folk [A-]
  • Mars Williams: Presents an Ayler Xmas Vol 4: Chicago Vs NYC (Astral Spirits) [11-13] - jazz
  • Mars Williams/Vasco Trilla: Spiracle (Not Two) - jazz
  • Monica Williams: Within Us All (Heart Dance)
  • Ptah Williamms/Larry Kornfeld/Rob Silverman: Rhythm City (Autumn Hill) - jazz
  • Vinyl Williams: Azure (Requiem Pour Un Twister) [06-05]
  • James Williamson & Deniz Tek: Two to One (Cleopatra) [09-18] - rock
  • Jess Williamson: Sorceress (Mexican Summer) [05-15] - indie folk
  • Mars Williams/Tim Daisy: Live From Vienna (Relay) [09-01] - jazz
  • Tessy Lou Williams: Tessy Lou Williams (Tessy Lou Williams) [05-22] - country [**]
  • Dan Willis and Velvet Gentlemen: The Monk Project (Belle Avenue) [07-17] - jazz [B]
  • Larry Willis: I Fall in Love Too Easily (HighNote) [05-29] - jazz [**]
  • Wilsen: Ruiner (Secret City) [02-21] - dream pop
  • Jonathan Wilson: Dixie Blur (BMG) [03-06] - singer-songwriter
  • Kim Wilson: Take Me Back! The Bigtone Sessions (MC) [08-20] - blues
  • Matt Wilson Quartet: Hug! (Palmetto) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Ric Wilson/Terrace Martin: They Call Me Disco (Free Disco/Empire) [05-08] - hip-hop
  • Martin Wind/Philip Catherine/Ack Van Rooyen: White Noise (Laika) [08-28] - jazz
  • Kathrine Windfeld Big Band: Orca (Stunt) [10-16] - jazz
  • Kirk Windstein: Dream in Motion (eOne) [01-24]
  • Windy & Carl: Allegiance and Conviction (Kranky) [03-27]
  • Wino: Forever Gone (Ripple Music) [06-26]
  • Winston CW: Good Guess (Ruination/Whatever's Clever) [12-04]
  • Norma Winstone & John Taylor: In Concert (1988, Sunnyside) [01-17] - jazz
  • Winter: Endless Space (Between You & I) (Bar/None) [07-24]
  • Eli Winter: Unbecoming (American Dreams) [08-21] - classical
  • The Winter Passing: New Wayf of Living (Counter Intuitive) [07-03]
  • Alex Wintz Trio: Live to Tape (Outside In) [11-06] - jazz
  • Wire: Mind Hive (Pink Flag) [01-24] - post-punk [***]
  • Wire: 10:20 (Pink Flag) [06-19] - post-punk [*]
  • Wishbone Ash: Coat of Arms (Steamhammer) [02-26] - rock
  • Jody Wisternoff & James Grant: Anjunadeep 11 (Anjunadeep) [02-04] - electronic
  • Witch 'n' Monk: Witch 'n' Monk (Tzadik) [05-22] - jazz
  • Witch Prophet: DNA Activation (Heart Lake) [03-24] - hip-hop
  • Witchwood: Before the Winter (Jolly Roger) [11-20]
  • Withered Hand: Ten Years EP (Brother & Dad) [03-20] - alt/indie
  • Wizkid: Made in Lagos (StarBoy Ent/RCA) [10-22]
  • Wobbler: Dwellers of the Deep (Karisma) [10-23] - rock
  • Nils Wogram: Bright Lights (nWog) [10-16] - jazz
  • Remi Wolf: I'm Allergic to Dogs (Island -EP) [06-24] - pop
  • Warren Wolf: Reincarnation (Mack Avenue) [02-28] - jazz
  • Wolf & Cub: NIL (Part Time) [11-20]
  • Wolf Parade: Thin Mind (Sub Pop) [01-24] - alt/indie
  • Ada Bird Wolfe/Jamieson Trotter: He & Me (self-released) - jazz
  • Emily Wolfe: Emily Wolfe (self-released) [02-15] - alt/indie
  • Michael Wolff: Bounce (Sunnyside) [02-07] - jazz [*]
  • The Wolfhounds: Electric Music (A Turntable Friend) [07-03]
  • Michael Wollny: Mondenkind (ACT Music) [09-25] - jazz
  • Erik Wollo & Michael Stearns: Convergence (Projekt)
  • The Wonder Years: Burst & Decay (Volume II) (Hopeless -EP) [02-14] - rock
  • Wonderbach: Lumiere, Eau Et ineraux (Coax) - jazz
  • Joe Wong: Nite Creatures (Decca) [09-18]
  • Woo: Arcturian Corridor (Quindi) [06-19] - electronic
  • The Wood Brothers: Kingdom in My Mind (Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers) [01-24]
  • Wood River: More Than I Can See (Yellowbird) [02-26] - jazz [B]
  • Woodkid: S16 (Island) [10-16] - art pop
  • Woods: Strange to Explain (Woodsist) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Donovan Woods: Without People (Meant Well) [11-06]
  • Gia Woods: Cut Season (Disruptor) [10-09] - pop
  • Hillary Woods: Birthmarks (Sacred Bones) [03-13] - ambient pop
  • Johnny Woods: Pavilions (Behind the Sky) [08-28] - electronic
  • Nate Wooley: Three Studies for Future Uncertainties (Pleasure of Text) [05-01] - jazz
  • Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain VI (Pyroclastic) [10-16] - jazz [*]
  • Nate Wooley/Liudas Mockunas/Barry Guy/Arkadijus Gotesmanas: Nox (NoBusiness) - jazz
  • Al Wootton: Witness (Trule) [07-16] - trance
  • Wordcolour: Tell Me Something (Lapsus) [07-10] - electronic
  • Working Men's Club: Working Men's Club (Heavenly) [10-02] - synthpop [**]
  • Works for Me: Reach Within (Posi-Tone) [01-03] - jazz
  • World Sanguine Report: Skeleton Blush (Limited Noise) - jazz
  • WorldService Project: Hiding in Plain Sight (RareNoise) [09-25] - jazz [C+]
  • Vanessa Worm: Vanessa 77 (Optimo) [07-10]
  • Worst Party Ever: Here, Online (No Sleep) [02-14] - emo
  • Wrangler: A Situation (Bella Union) [02-28] - minimal synth
  • The Wrecks: Infinitely Ordinary (Big Noise Music Group) [05-01]
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies: We Love to Look at the Carnage (Thrill Jockey) [02-21]
  • Stephane Wrembel: The Django Experiment V (Arte Boreal) [01-24] - jazz
  • Anson Wright: Only Love (Saphu) - jazz
  • Matthew Wright: Locked Hybrids (Relative Pitch) [11-20] - jazz [B]
  • Wu Fei/AbigailWashburn: Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn (Smithsonian Folkways) [04-03] - folk
  • Sven Wunder: Wabi Sabi (Light in the Attic) [04-17] - jazz
  • Sven Wunder: Eastern Flowers (Light in the Attic) [04-07] - jazz
  • Jaime Wyatt: Neon Cross (New West) [05-29] - country [*]
  • Wye Oak: No Horizon (Merge -EP) [07-31]
  • Nestor Wynrush: Roxbury & Wooden Legs (Peanuts & Corn) [01-13] - hip-hop
  • Wytch Hazel: III: Pentecost (Bad Omen) [10-30] - metal
  • The Wytches: Three Mile Ditch (Cable Code) [11-13]
  • X: Alphabetland (Fat Possum) [04-22] - punk [*]
  • Allie X: Cape God (Twin Music) [02-21] - pop
  • X Alfonso: Inside (FACMusic) [05-22] - alt/indie
  • Charli XCX: How I'm Feeling Now (Asylum) [05-15] - pop [***]
  • Xenobiotic: Mordrake (Unique Leader) [02-21]
  • Xenofox: Macondo (Farai) - jazz
  • Xetas: The Cypher (12XU) [01-24]
  • Xibalba: Anos En Infierno (Southern Lord) [05-29] - death metal
  • Sisonke Xonti: uGaba the Migration (As-Shams/The Sun) [11-13] - jazz
  • Xyla: Ways (Leaving) [10-30] - electronic
  • Yaeji: What We Drew (XL) [04-02] - house [*]
  • Fatima Yamaha: Spontaneous Order (Magnetron Music) [11-13]
  • Tatsuhisa Yamamoto: Ashioto (Black Truffle) [09-18] - electronic
  • Miki Yamanaka: Human Dust Suite (Outside In Music) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • Xuefei Yang: Sketches of China (Universal Music China) [08-07] - China
  • Savina Yannatou & Joana Sa: Ways of Notseeing (Clean Feed) [10-30] - vocal jazz [B]
  • Jonah Yano: Souvenir (Innovative Leisure) [06-19] - adult alt pop/rock
  • Nilufer Yanya: Feeling Lucky? (ATO -EP) [12-11] - pop
  • Yazzus: Delta Wave (Good Enuff) [03-04] - electronic
  • Jason Yeager: New Songs of Resistance (Outside In Music) [10-04] - jazz
  • Year of the Knife: Internal Incarceration (Pure Noise) [08-07] - metalcore
  • Yelle: L'Ere Du Verseau (Recreation Center) [09-04] - synthpop [*]
  • Yello: Point (UMC) [08-28]
  • Yellow Days: A Day in a Yellow Beat (RCA) [09-18]
  • Yellowjackets/WDR Big Band: Jackets XL (Mack Avenue) [11-06] - jazz
  • YG: My Life 4hunnid (Def Jam) [10-02] - hip-hop
  • Flora Yin-Wong: Holy Palm (self-released) [10-30] - ambient
  • Ylang Ylang: Interplay (Crash Symbols) [01-31]
  • Ymusic: Ecstatic Science (New Amsterdam) [02-14] - classical
  • Yo La Tengo: We Have Amnesia Sometimes (Matador) [07-17] - instrumental [B]
  • Yo La Tengo: Sleepless Night (Matador -EP) [10-09] - alt/indie
  • Yodok III: Verkstedhallen (self-released) - jazz
  • Kenshi Yonezu: Stray Sheep (Sony) [08-05]
  • Yonic South: Wild Cobs (La Tempesta -EP -19) [2019-03-22] - garage psych [**]
  • Yonic South: Twix and Dive (La Tempesta -EP) [05-15] - garage psych [**]
  • Thom Yorke/Burial/Four Tet: Her Revolution/His Rope (XL -EP) [12-11] - electronic
  • Yorkston/Thorne/Khan: Navarasa: Nine Emotions (Domino) [01-24]
  • Yppah: Sunset in the Deep End (Future Archive)
  • Otomo Yoshihide/Chris Pitsiokos: Live in Florence (Astral Spirits) [05-15] - jazz [*]
  • Jacob Young/David Rothenberg/Sidiki Camara: They Says Humans Exist (Oslo Session) - jazz
  • Neil Young: The Times (Warner Bros -EP) [09-18] - rock
  • Young Clancy: Vol II (Black Box Music) [10-04] - alt/indie
  • Young Dolph: Rich Slave (Paper Route/Empire) [08-14] - hip-hop
  • Young Ejecta: Ride Lonesome (Driftless) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Young Jesus: Welcome to Conceptual Beach (Saddle Creek) [08-14] - art rock
  • Young Knives: Barbarians (Gadzook) [09-18]
  • Young MA: Red Flu (MA Music/3D) [05-22] - hip-hop
  • Young Nudy: Anyways (RCA) [02-24] - trap rap
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: 38 Baby 2 () [04-24] - trap rap
  • Youngboy Never Broke Again: Top (Never Broke Again) [09-11] - hip-hop [B-]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [03-20] - alt r&b [*]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 2: Roy Ayers (Jazz Is Dead -EP) [06-19] - alt r&b [**]
  • Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 3: Marcos Valle (Jazz Is Dead) [08-28] - alt r&b [***]
  • Your Old Droog: Jewelry (Mongoloid Banks -19) [2019-12-23] - hip-hop
  • Yours Truly: Self Care (UFND) [09-18]
  • Youth: Acid Punk Dub Apocalypse (Cadiz) [03-13] - pop/rock
  • Youth Sector: Mundanity (Young Poet -EP) [07-17] - alt/indie
  • Luiz Henrique Yudo & Apartment House: Chamber Works (Another Timbre) - jazz
  • Yukon Blonde: Vindicator (Dine Alone) [11-13]
  • Yuksek: Nosso Ritmo (Partyfine) [02-28] - electronic
  • Yung Lean: Starz (Year0001) [05-15] - cloud rap
  • Yung Pinch: Back 2 the Beach (TWNSHP) [01-17] - hip-hop
  • Yungblud: Weird! (Locomotion/Interscope) [12-04] - pop
  • Benny Yurco: You Are My Dreams (Little Jamaica/People in a Position to Know) [08-12] - alt/indie
  • Mia Zabelka: Myasmo (Setola Di Maiale) - jazz
  • Zaia: Very Alone (self-released -EP) [05-13] - hip-hop
  • Glenn Zaleski: The Question (Sunnyside) [07-17] - jazz [*]
  • Zapatilla: Zapatilla (Zap Music) [08-14]
  • Raye Zaragoza: Woman in Color (Rebel River) [10-23]
  • Zavoloka: Ornament (Prostir) [10-14] - electronic
  • Zeal and Ardor: Wake of a Nation (Zeal & Ardor -EP) [10-23] - metal
  • Florian TM Zeisig: Coatcheck (Enmossed) [05-15] - new age
  • Denny Zeitlin: Live at Mezzrow (Sunnyside) [06-12] - jazz [**]
  • Zenker Brothers: Cosmic Transmission (Ilian Tape) [10-15] - electronic
  • Miguel Zenon: The Tower Tapes #13 (Jazz Club Ferrara) [04-16] - jazz
  • Zeroh: Blqlyte (Leaving) [04-24] - sound collage
  • Torbjorn Zetterberg & Den Stora Fragan: Are You Happy (Moserobie) - jazz [A-]
  • Omri Ziegele Tomorrow Trio: All Those Yesterdays (Intakt) - jazz
  • Rebekka Ziegler: Salomea (Klaeng) - jazz
  • Ziggy Ramo: Black Thoughts (Ramo) [06-05] - hip-hop
  • ZillaKami & SusMula: Toxic Boogaloo (07-31) [Republic] - trap rap
  • Waclaw Zimpel: Massive Oscillations (Ongehoord) [01-31] - jazz [**]
  • Peter Zinovieff & Lucy Ratton: RFG Inventions for Cello and Computer (Pan) [02-21] - electronic
  • Zombi: 2020 (Relapse) [07-17]
  • Zombi-Chang: Take Me Away From Tokyo (Roman Label/Bayon Production) [08-05] - electronic
  • Zonke Family: At the Studio (Lokalophon) [09-11] - Africa
  • Zoon: Bleached Wavves (Paper Bag) [06-19] - alt/indie
  • John Zorn: Beyond Good and Evil: Simulacrum Live (Tzadik) - jazz
  • John Zorn: Baphomet (Tzadik) - jazz
  • Philip Zoubek Trio: Nonplaces (WhyPlayJazz) - jazz
  • Yumi Zouma: Truth or Consequences (Polyvinyl) [03-13] - indie pop
  • Ztella: The Break (Arbutus) [01-24]
  • Jeremy Zucker: Love Is Not Dying (Universal) [04-17] - pop
  • Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble: Queen Nandi: The African Suite (Mageba Music) [06-30] - jazz [*]
  • J Zunz: Hibiscus (Rocket) [08-21]
  • Zwangere Guy: Brutxxl (TopNotch) [10-30] - hip-hop
  • The Turning [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (KRO) [01-24] - soundtrack
  • Vol Pour Sidney (Retour) (Nato) [06-10] - jazz

Reissues, Etc.

  • 16-17: Phantom Limb (1995, Trost) [01-03] - jazz [B]
  • John Abercrombie/Don Thompson: Yesterdays (1992, Cornerstone -19) [2019-09-23] - jazz
  • Muhal Richard Abrams: Celestial Birds (Karl) [02-21] - jazz
  • African Head Charge: Churchical Chant of the Iyabinghi (1991-94, On-U Sound) [03-06] - reggae [**]
  • African Head Charge: Songs of Praise (1990, On-U Sound)
  • Sharhabil Ahmed: The King of Sudanese Jazz (Habibi Funk) [07-10] - Africa [A-]
  • Ahmed Ben Ali: Habibi Funk 012: Subhana (Habibi Funk) [02-21] - Arabic
  • Rashied Ali/Frank Lowe: Duo Exchange: Complete Sessions (Survival) [01-10] - jazz
  • Rashied Ali Quintet: First Time Out: Live at Slugs 1967 (Survival) [01-10] - jazz [*]
  • Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela: Rejoice (2010, World Circuit) [03-20] - African [A-]
  • Tony Allen: No Accommodation for Lagos (Kindred Spirits) - Afrobeat [**]
  • The Allman Brothers Band: Trouble No More [50th Anniversary Collection] (Mercury) [02-28] - southern rock
  • Allman Brothers Band: The Final Note: Painters Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, MD 10-17-71 (Allman Brothers) [10-16] - southern rock [B-]
  • Dave Alvin: From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings (Yep Roc) [11-20] - blues [***]
  • Ambiance: Into a New Journey (1982, BBE) [09-18] - jazz [**]
  • America: Heritage II: Demos/Alternate... (Omnivore) [04-24] - pop
  • Jon Anderson: Song of Seven (Esoteric)
  • The Angelic Process: Weighing Souls With Sand (2007, Running World)
  • Arca: &&&&& (self-released) [09-18] - electronic
  • Billie Joe Armstrong: No Fun Mondays (Reprise) [11-27]
  • Ash: Teenage Wildfire: 25 Years of Ash (ECHO Music) [02-14]
  • Ashtray Navigation: Greatest Imaginary Hits (VHF -4CD) [05-27]
  • Brian Auger: Introspection (Sunset Blvd -3CD) - jazz
  • Available Jelly: Missolonghi: More From 2004 (Ramboy) [12-05] - jazz [**]
  • The Awakening: Hear, Sense, and Feel (Real Gone Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Alhaji (Chief) Prof Kollington Ayinla and His Fuji '78 Organisation: Blessing (1978, Soul Jazz) [02-07] - African
  • Albert Ayler Quartet With Don Cherry: European Recordings Autumn 1964 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler Trio: 1964: Prophecy Revisited (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Albert Ayler: New Grass (1968, Third Man) [06-26] - jazz
  • Albert Ayler: 1965: Spirits Rejoice & Bells Revisited (Ezz-thetics) [11-06] - jazz
  • Baby Rose: To Myself [Deluxe] (OVRCAST/Island) [09-18]
  • Derek Bailey/Mototeru Takagi: Live at Far Our, Atsugi 1987 (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Chet Baker: Chet Baker Sings (1954, Blue Note) [02-28] - jazz
  • Bobby Bare: Great American Saturday Night (BFD) [04-17] - country
  • Bobby Bare: Bobby Bare Sings Shel Silverstein Plus (Bear Family -8CD) [10-02] - country
  • Pierre Barouh: Le Pollen (1982, WRWTFWW) [12-11]
  • Ray Barretto: Barretto Power (1970, Fania) [10-23] - Latin jazz
  • Robbie Basho: Song of the Avatars: The Lost Master Tapes (Tompkins Square -5CD) [09-25] - folk
  • Beastie Boys: Music (Capitol) [10-23] - hip-hop
  • Bebop Deluxe: Modern Music (Cherry Red -19) [2019-12-06]
  • Harry Beckett: Joy Unlimited (1974, Cadillac) [08-14] - jazz [**]
  • Sangeeta Michael Berardi: Divine Song (1979, Sunjump) - jazz
  • BBQ With Fred Frith: Free Postmodernism/USA 1982 (SAJ) [11-17] - jazz [**]
  • Borah Bergman/Wilber Morris/Sunny Murray: Monks (1996, Somerealmusic) - jazz
  • Borah Bergman/Perry Robinson/Steve Swell/Ray Sage: Quartets Trios Duos (2007, Mahakala Music) [09-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Tim Berne: 7 Adobe Probe (2009, Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Beyonce: The Lion King: The Gift [Deluxe Edition] (Parkwood/Columbia) [07-31] - pop
  • Big Star: #1 Record (Craft) - alt/indie
  • Big Youth: DJing Live on the Radio (1981) () - reggae
  • Zazou Bikaye: Mr Manager (1991, Crammed Discs) [10-16]
  • Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: 2001 Live Birds (Cuneiform) [01-31] - jazz
  • Walter Bishop Jr: Coral Keys (Real Gone Music) [06-25] - jazz
  • Black Ark Players: Black Ark in Dub (17 North Parade) [06-26] - reggae
  • Black Deer: Collected Works 2013-2018 (Rush Hour Music) [06-05] - dark wave
  • Black Unity Trio: Al-Fatihah (1969, Salaam) [11-27] - jazz
  • Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Just Coolin' (1959, Blue Note) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • The Blue Nile: High (2004, Confetti)
  • Blue Oyster Cult: Cult Classic (Frontiers) [01-24]
  • Bluetech: Sines & Singularities (2005, Behind the Sky) - electronic
  • James Booker: Classified (1983, Craft) - blues
  • Boris: Absolutego (1996, Third Man) - metal
  • Boris: Amplifier Worship (Third Man) - metal
  • The Bouncing Souls: Volume 2 (Pure Noise) [10-23]
  • Eric Bourdon & the Animals: When I Was Young: The MGM Recordings 1967-1968 (Cherry Red) [02-21] - rock
  • David Bowie: ChangesNowBowie (Parlophone) [04-18]
  • David Bowie: Ouvrez Le Chien (Live in Dallas 95) (Parlophone) [07-03]
  • David Bowie: Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold the World) [2020 Mix] (Parlophone/Rhino) [11-06] - rock
  • Laura Branigan: Self Control [Expanded Edition] (Cherry Red -2CD) [06-05]
  • Alan Braufman & Cooper-Moore: Live at WKCR May 22, 1972 (Valley of Search -EP -19) [2019-09-04] - jazz [**]
  • Willem Breuker/Han Bennink: New Acoustic Swing Duo (1967-68, Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD -19) [2019-12-06] - jazz [***]
  • British Sea Power: Open Season (2005, Rough Trade)
  • Billy Brooks: Windows of the Mind (1974, WeWantSounds) [09-11] - jazz [B-]
  • Tina Brooks: The Complete Recordings: Master Takes (Phono -2CD) - jazz
  • Peter Brotzmann: 14 Love Poems [Plus 10 More] (1984, Cien Fuegos) [05-29] - jazz
  • Dennis Brown: Dennis (Burning Sounds) - reggae
  • Dennis Brown: Just Dennis (1975, Trojan) - reggae
  • Marion Brown: Why Not? Porto Novo! Revisited (1966-67, Ezz-thetics) [06-00] - jazz
  • Ray Brown & Laurindo Almeida: Moonlight Serenade (Kingston) - jazz
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time OutTakes (1959, Brubeck Editions) [12-04] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan: Compadres: Recorded Live in Mexico (1968, Columbia) - jazz
  • Buffalo Tom: Birdbrain (1980, Beggars Arkive) [10-09] - alt/indie
  • Eric Burdon and the Animals: When I Was Young: The MGM Recordings 1967-1968 (Esoteric -5CD) [11-21] - rock
  • Burial: Tunes 2011 to 2019 (Hyperdub -2CD -19) [2019-12-06] - future garage [*]
  • Solomon Burke: The King of Rock 'n' Soul (SoulMusic) - soul
  • Abraham Burton: Live at Visiones, NYC 1993 (self-released -EP) [05-24] - jazz [***]
  • Buzzcocks: Sell You Everything 1991-2014 (Cherry Red) [06-26] - punk
  • Junior Byles: Beat Down Babylon [Deluxe Edition] (Cherry Red -2CD) [05-05] - reggae
  • Isobel Campbell: Milkwhite Sheets (Cooking Vinyl)
  • Peter Campbell: Old Flames Never Die (Peter Campbell) [03-27] - jazz
  • Grayson Capps: South Front Street: A Retrospective 1997-2019 (The Royal Potato Family) [06-19] - Americana [*]
  • Mariah Carey: The Rarities (Columbia/Legacy) [10-02] - r&b
  • Kenny Carter: Showdown: The Complete 1966 RCA Recordings (Kent) [08-06] - soul
  • Johnny Cash: The Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 (Mercury Nashville) [06-26] - country
  • Johnny Cash: Easy Rider: The Best of the Mercury Recordings (Mercury Nashville) [06-26] - country
  • Johnny Cash: A Night to Remember: May 5th, 1973 (Third Man) [07-31] - country
  • Joe Castro: Passion Flower: For Doris Duke (Sunnyside -6CD) [09-14] - jazz
  • Vincent Chancey/Wilber Morris/Warren Smith: The Spell: The Vincent Chancey Trio Live 1987 (NoBusiness) [04-09] - jazz [*]
  • Chapterhouse: Whirlpool (Space Age/Music on Vinyl)
  • Don Cherry: Cherry Jam (Gearbox) [09-26] - jazz
  • Don Cherry: Om Santi Om (1976, Black Sweat) [07-30] - jazz [*]
  • Neneh Cherry: Raw Like Sushi [30th Anniversary] (Virgin EMI) [01-31] - hip-hop
  • The Chicks: The Sound of the Chicks (1965, Sundazed)
  • The Chi-Lites: (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People (Brunswick)
  • The Chills: Submarine Bells (Fire)
  • Victor Chukwu: Akalaka/The Power (1977-79, BBE) [11-06] - Africa [A-]
  • Clams Casino: Instrumental Relics (Clams Casino) [04-24] - hip-hop
  • Petula Clark: On Air 1951-1961 (Stage Door) [04-01]
  • Roy Clark: Greatest Hits (Craft) - country
  • Jay Clayton/Fritz Pauer/Ed Neumeister: 3 for the Road (2001-02, Meistero Music) [09-18] - vocal jazz [**]
  • The Coasters: Rock (Bear Family) [06-12] - rock
  • The Coathangers: The Coathangers [Deluxe Edition] (2006, Suicide Squeeze) [12-04] - rock
  • Eddie Cochran: Dark Lonely Street (Bear Family) [03-31]
  • Coil: Musick to Play in the Dark (1999, DAIS)
  • Nat King Cole: Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Best of Hittin' the Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943) (Resonance) [05-08] - jazz [***]
  • George Coleman Quintet: In Baltimore (1971, Reel to Real) [12-11] - jazz [A-]
  • The Paul Collins Beat: Another World: The Best of the Archives (Alive Naturalsound) - jazz
  • John Coltrane Quartet: My Favorite Things Graz 1962 (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Giant Steps [60th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (Rhino) [09-18] - jazz
  • John Coltrane: Joe Brazil Bootleg (Detroit, 1958) (self-released) - jazz
  • Company: 1983 (Honest Jon's) [02-07] - jazz
  • Tino Contreras: Musica Infinita (Arc) [01-10] - Mexican
  • Sam Cooke: The Complete Keen Years (1957-1960) (ABKCO -5CD) [01-24] - soul
  • Jerome Cooper/Kresten Osgood: As of Not (ILK Music) - jazz
  • The Coral: B-Sides (Sony) [10-16]
  • Elvis Costello & the Attractions: Armed Forces [Super Deluxe Edition] (UMe) [11-06]
  • Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo: Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo (Mad About) [02-09] - Brazil
  • Lol Coxhill/Olaf Rupp: Poschiavo 2003 (Audiosemantics) [05-01] - jazz
  • Cranes: Loved (1994, Music on Vinyl)
  • Cream: Goodbye Tour Live 1968 (Universal -4CD) [03-06] - rock
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival: Cosmo's Factory (1970, Craft) - rock
  • David Cross and Peter Banks: Crossover (Noisy) [01-17] - rock
  • Charles Curtis: Performances & Recordings 1998-2018 (Saltern) [01-24]
  • Karen Dalton: Recording Is the Trip: The Karen Dalton Archives (Megaphone -3CD) [04-17] - folk
  • The Claire Daly Band: Rah! Rah! (2008, Ride Symbol) [10-02] - jazz [**]
  • Damily: Early Years: Madagascar Cassette Achives (1995-2002, Bongo Joe) [04-24] - Africa [***]
  • Eddie Daniels: Night Kisses: A Tribute to Ivan Lins (Resonance) [05-29] - jazz
  • Dashboard Confidential: The Best Ones of the Best Ones (AWAL) [01-31] - emo
  • DATacide: DATacide I (1993, AtomTM_Audio_Archiv) [08-14] - electronic
  • Betty Davis: Betty Davis (1973, Light in the Attic)
  • The Miles Davis Quintet: The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions (Craft -19) [2019-08-24] - jazz
  • Nathan Davis Sextet: Peace Treaty (1965, SFP-Sam) [06-01] - jazz
  • Def Leppard: The Early Years 1979-1981 (Mercury) [03-20] - rock
  • Depeche Mode: Mode (Rhino) [01-24] - new wave
  • Paul Desmond: The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (Mosaic -7CD) [05-00] - jazz
  • Neil Diamond: Classic Diamonds (Virgin EMI) [11-13]
  • Diasiva: Lost in Ether: Podcast 174 (Lost in Ether)
  • Jarrod Dickenson: Ready the Horses (2017, self-released) - blues
  • Dire Straits: The Studio Albums 1978-1991 (Rhino -6CD)
  • Dirty Projectors: 5EPs (Domino) [11-20] - art pop
  • The Disciples: For Those Who Understand (1995, Partial) [03-25] - dub [**]
  • The Divine Comedy: Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time: Thirty Years of the Divine Comedy (Divine Comedy) [10-09]
  • The Doors: Morrison Hotel [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Rhino/Elektra) [10-09]
  • Axel Dorner/Agusti Fernandez: Palynology (2001, Sirulita -19) [2019-05-01] - jazz
  • Van Duren: Are You Serious? (1978, Omnivore) [10-30]
  • The Durutti Column: Vini Reilly (1989, Factory Benelux) [02-28] - alt/indie
  • Ian Dury: Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury (BMG -3CD) [10-16] - rock
  • DUX Orchestra: Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results) (1994, NoBusiness) [05-15] - jazz [**]
  • East Village: Hotrod Hotel (1987, Slumberland) [01-24] - jangle pop
  • Duane Eddy: Five Classic Albums Plus (Avid Rock 'N' Roll) [05-06] - rock
  • Edikanfo: The Pace Setters (1981, Glitterbeat) [05-08] - highlife
  • The Electric Prunes: Release of an Oath (1968, Real Gone Music) - rock
  • Duke Ellington: Money Jungle [Tone Poet Series] (Blue Note) [04-24] - jazz
  • Duke Ellington: Uppsala 1971 (Storyville -19) [2019-09-06] - jazz [**]
  • Duke Ellington Orchestra: Liederhalle Stuttgart March 6, 1967 (Jazzhaus/SWR) - jazz
  • Alton Ellis: Mr Soul of Jamaica (Music on Vinyl -19) [2018-12-22] - reggae
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Songs From the Kitchen Disco (Cooking Vinyl) [11-13]
  • El-P: Fantastic Damage (Fat Possum) [05-14] - hip-hop
  • Emperor X: Nineteen Live Recordings (Dreams of Field) [05-01] - singer-songwriter [*]
  • Emperor X: United Earth League of Quarantine Aerobics (Dreams of Field) [04-14] - singer-songwriter
  • Brian Eno: Film Music 1976-2020 (Astralwerks) [09-17] - ambient [*]
  • Roky Erickson/13th Floor Elevators: You and I and Me (Live) (1966, Sunset Blvd) [05-27] - rock
  • Espers: Espers (2004, Drag City) [03-13] - folk rock
  • Espers: The Weed Tree (2005, Drag City) [03-13] - folk rock
  • Europe Jazz All Stars: Room 1220 (1970, Trio/Ultra Vybe) - jazz
  • Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott's (1968, Resonance -2CD) [11-27] - jazz [***]
  • The Everly Brothers: Down in the Bottom: The Country Rock Sessions 1966-1968 (Cherry Red -3CD) [04-03] - country-rock
  • Fairuz: Maarifti Feek (1987, WeWantSounds) - Arabic
  • Faith No More: The Real Thing [30th Anniversary Edition] (1989, Rhino)
  • The Fall: Imperial Wax Solvent (2008, Cherry Red -3CD) [10-30]
  • Freddy Fender: El Bebop Kid: En Espanol (Jasmine) [07-17] - country
  • Freddy Fender: El Bebop Kid: In English (Jasmine) [07-17] - country
  • Ibrahim Ferrer: Buenos Hermanos (2003, World Circuit) [02-28] - Latin jazz
  • Bryan Ferry: Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 (BMG) [02-07] - art pop [**]
  • Manfredo Fest: Brazilian Dorian Dream (1976, Far Out) [07-24] - Brazilian
  • Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw & the Cooked (1985, London)
  • Craig Finn: All These Perfect Crosses (Partisan) [08-29]
  • Ella Fitzgerald: The Complete Piano Duets (Verve) [03-13] - vocal jazz
  • Ella Fitzgerald: Ella: The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962, Verve) [10-02] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Roberta Flack: First Take [50th Anniversary Deluxe Addition] (SoulMusic.com) [07-24] - soul
  • Flaming Tunes: Flaming Tunes (Superior Viaduct/Life and Living)
  • Fleetwood Mac: Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1974 (Rhino) [09-04] - rock
  • Fleetwood Mac: Then Play On [The Celebration Edition] (BMG) - rock
  • Foul Play: Origins (1992-93, Sneaker Social Club) [05-22] - electronic
  • Four Tet: There Is Love in You [Expanded Edition] (2010, Text) - electronic
  • Frank and His Sisters: Frank and His Sisters (Mississippi) [01-14] - African
  • Bob Frank: Within a Few Degrees (Lagoonside) [11-12]
  • Aretha Franklin: Aretha (Rhino -4CD) [11-20] - soul
  • Dallas Frazier: Singing My Songs (1970, RCA) - country
  • John Frusciante: The Empyrean [10 Year Anniversary Issue] (Record Collection Music)
  • Fugazi: Fugazi at the Edge in Palo Alto CA (1999, Dischord)
  • Full Blast [Peter Brotzmann/Marino Pliakas/Michael Wertmuller]: Farewell Tonic (2007, Trost) [07-03] - jazz [**]
  • Ellen Fullman: The Long String Instrument (1985, Superior Viaduct)
  • Future/Zaytoven: Beast Mode (2015, Epic/Freebandz) [04-02] - hip-hop [**]
  • Peter Gabriel: Rated PG (Real World)
  • Rory Gallagher: Check Shirt Wizard: Live in '77 (Universal) - rock
  • Rory Gallagher: The Best of Rory Gallagher (UMC) [10-09]
  • Game Theory: Across the Barrier of Sound: PostScript (Omnivore) [03-20]
  • Erroll Garner: Campus Concert (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Erroll Garner: That's My Kick (Mack Avenue) - jazz
  • Erroll Garner: Plays Gershwin & Kern (1964-68, Mack Avenue) [06-12] - jazz
  • Mort Garson: Music From Patch Cord Productions (Sacred Bones) [11-06] - electronic [*]
  • Mort Garson: Didn't You Hear? (1970, Sacred Bones) [11-06] - soundtgrack [B]
  • Mort Garson/Ataraxia: The Unexplained (1975, Sacred Bones) [11-06]
  • Mort Garson/Lucifer: Black Mass (1971, Geffen) [11-06] - electronic
  • Bobbie Gentry: The Delta Sweete [Deluxe Edition] (Capitol) [07-31] - country
  • Germs: MIA (The Complete Anthology) (1993, Porterhouse)
  • Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker: Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (Premium Cool) [08-29] - jazz
  • Jimmy Giuffre: The 3 & 4: New York Concerts (Elemental) - jazz
  • Frode Gjerstad/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Minneapolis Vol 1 (2000, Circulasione Totale) [11-27] - jazz [*]
  • Frode Gjerstad/William Parker/Hamid Drake: Minneapolis Vol 2 (2000, Circulasione Totale) [11-27] - jazz [B]
  • Beverly Glenn-Copeland: Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland (Transgressive) [09-25] [A-]
  • Global Communication: Transmissions (Evolution) [08-07] - electronic
  • Global Communication: 76:14 (Sanctuary) - electronic
  • The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens Vol 2 (Universal -19) [2019-12-13] - pop/rock
  • Andrew Gold: Something New: Unreleased Gold (Omnivore) [04-24] - singer/songwriter
  • Andrew Gold: Lonely Boy: The Asylum Years Anthology (Esoteric/Cherry Red)
  • Dennis Gonzalez: Forever the Falling of Stars (1995, Daagnim) [09-25] - jazz [**]
  • The Good Life: The Animals Took Over (2009, self-released) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Dexter Gordon Quartet: Live in Chateauvallon 1978 (Elemental Music) - jazz
  • Dexter Gordon: Montmartre 1964 (Storyville) [11-06] - jazz [***]
  • Dexter Gordon: The Squirrel: Live at Montmartre Copenhagen '67 (1967, Parlophone) [10-24] - jazz [**]
  • The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (Craft -2CD) [09-17] - gospel
  • Grandaddy: The Sophtware Slump [20th Anniversary Edition] (2000, Dangerbird)
  • Grateful Dead: June 1976 (Rhino -15CD) [03-20]
  • Grateful Dead: Ready or Not (1992-95, Rhino)
  • Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Grateful Dead/Rhino) [07-10] - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: American Beauty [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (Grateful Dead/Rhino) [10-30] - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead: The Angel's Share (Grateful Dead/Rhino) [07-01] - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: American Beauty: The Angel's Share (Grateful Dead/Rhino) [10-01] - jam band
  • Grateful Dead: Dave's Picks Vol 35: Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 4/20/84 (Rhino) [08-01] - rock
  • Milford Graves/Don Pullen: The Complete Yale Concert, 1966 (Corbett vs Dempsey) [08-14] - jazz
  • David Gray: White Ladder (IHT) [02-14]
  • Buddy Greco: Songs for Swingin' Losers ()
  • Grant Green: Nigeria (1962, Blue Note) [01-02] - jazz
  • Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis: Ow! Live at the Penthouse (1962, Reel to Real -19) [12-06] - jazz [A-]
  • Groovie Goolies: Groovie Goolies [50th Anniversary Edition] (1970, Real Gone Music) [08-06]
  • Harald Grosskopf: Synthesist [40th Anniversary Edition] (1980, RVNG Intl/Bureau B) - electronic
  • Guided by Voices: Alien Lanes (1995, Matador) [04-04]
  • Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One (1974-79, Analog Africa) [12-11] - Africa
  • Motohiko Hamase: Technodrome (WRWTFWW) [05-29] - electronic
  • Doug Hammond/David Durrah/Charles Burnham: Reflections in the Sea of Nurnen (1975, Tribe) [05-02] - jazz [B]
  • Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner [Tone Poet Series] (Blue Note) [03-27] - jazz
  • Peter Hansen/Peeter Uuskyla: July 1, 1979 (Outerdisk) - jazz
  • Hardcell: The Cosmos (2007, Screwgun) [12-04] - jazz
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Jazz for Moderns (Gearbox -EP) [05-22] - jazz [**]
  • Joe Harriott Quintet: Swings High (1967, Cadillac) [03-25] - jazz [**]
  • The Mark Harvey Group: A Rite for All Souls (1971, Americas Musicworks -2CD) [07-17] - jazz [***]
  • PJ Harvey: Dry: Demos (Island) [07-24]
  • PJ Harvey: To Bring You My Love: Demos (Island) [09-11]
  • PJ Harvey: 4-Track Demos (Island) [08-21]
  • Jon Hassell: Vernal Equinox (Ndeya) [03-20]
  • Jon Hassell/Farafina: Flash of the Spirit (1988, Tak:TilGlitterbeat) [02-07] - world
  • Bobby Hatfield: Stay With Me: The Richard Perry Sessions (Omnivore) [02-14]
  • Bonnie Hayes With the Wild Combo: Good Clean Fun (1982, Blixa Sounds) [11-12] - new wave [**]
  • Tubby Hayes: The Complete Fontana Albums (1961-1969) (Decca -13CD -19) [2019-12-20] - jazz
  • Heavenly: A Bout De Heavenly: The Singles (Damaged Goods) [12-11] - twee pop
  • Daniel Hecht: Guitar (1973, Morning Trip)
  • Jimi Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix in Maui (1970, Experience Hendrix/Legacy -2CD) [11-20] - rock [***]
  • Dennis Herrold: The Mystery of Dennis Herrold (Bear Family) [02-13]
  • Colin Hicks: Sexy Rock: The Brits Are Rocking Vol 4 (Bear Family) [03-27]
  • The Heshoo Beshoo Group: Armitage Road (1970, We Are Busy Bodies) [10-30] - jazz [***]
  • Terumasa Hino: Journey to Air (1970, Octave Lab) [03-11] - jazz
  • His Name Is Alive: Return to Never (Home Recordings 1979-1986) Vol 2 (Disciples) [02-28]
  • Joe Hisaishi: Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi (Decca -2CD) [02-21] - soundtrack
  • Joe Hisaishi: Spirited Away [Soundtrack] (2001, Studio Ghibli)
  • Randy Holden: Populatoin II (1969, Riding Easy)
  • Loleatta Holloway: Loleatta/Cry to Me (Kent) [09-09] - soul
  • Honey Radar: Sing the Snow Away: The Chunklet Years (2015-18, Chunklet Industries) [06-19] - alt/indie [**]
  • The Honeycombs: Have I the Right: The Complete 60s Albums & Singles (RPM -3CD) [01-31]
  • John Lee Hooker: Documenting the Sensation Recordings 1949-1952 (Ace) - blues
  • Stan Hope: Stan Hope (1971, Mainstream) [08-04] - jazz [**]
  • Noah Howard: Live in Europe Vol 1 (1975, Sconsolato) [04-10] - jazz [**]
  • Rowland S Howard: Teenage Snuff Film (1999, Mute) [03-06]
  • Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (Blue Note) - jazz
  • Andy Hull: Who Is Your Humble? (Demos: 2006-2007) (Favorite Gentlemen) [03-20] - rock
  • Mississippi John Hurt: The Complete Studio Recordings (Vanguard) [10-31] - blues
  • Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique (1967, Blue Note Tone Poet) [09-10] - jazz
  • Iron City Houserockers: Have a Good Time . . . but Get Out Alive [40th Anniversary] (Clevelant Intl) [06-19] - rock
  • Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: InWhatStrumentals (2003, Pi) - jazz
  • Wanda Jackson: The Capitol Singles 1971-1973 (EMI Music Nashville) [10-22] - country [*]
  • Bob James: Once Upon a Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions (1965, Resonance) [08-29] - jazz [**]
  • Bob James + Kirk Whalum: Joined at the Hip (1996, Evosound -19) [2019-12-13] - jazz
  • Jane's Addiction: Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990, Rhino)
  • Alain Jean-Marie: The Complete Alain Jean-Marie Biguine Reflections (Fremeaux & Associes -19) [2019-11-19] - jazz
  • Brent Jensen: The Sound of a Dry Martini: Remembering Paul Desmond (2002, Origin) [02-21] - jazz [**]
  • Elton John: Live From Moscow 1979 (Virgin EMI -2CD) [2019-04-13] - pop
  • Elton John: Jewel Box [Super Deluxe Edition] (Mercury -8CD) [11-13] - singer-songwriter
  • Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers: Get in Union (Global Jukebox) [06-05] - blues [**]
  • Etta Jones: A Soulful Sunday: Live at the Left Bank (1972, Cellar Live) [10-22] - vocal jazz [B-]
  • Hank Jones Trio: Live at Jazzhus Slukefter Vol 2 (1983, Storyville) [03-13] - jazz [***]
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) (Daptone) [10-23] - r&b [*]
  • Joy Division: Closer [40th Anniversary Edition] (Rhino) [07-17]
  • Juniper Moon: El Resto De Mi Vida (2002, Elefant) - punk pop
  • Stan Kenton and His Orchestra: In a Lighter Vein (Soudns of Yesteryear) - jazz
  • Stefan Keune/John Russell/Hans Schneider/Paul Lovens: Nothing Particularly Horrible: Live i Bochum '93 (FMR -19) [2019-12-01] - jazz
  • Momoko Kikuchi: Adventure (1986, Ship to Shore PhonoCo) - J-pop
  • Killing Joke: Killing Joke (Spinefarm)
  • The Kills: Little Bastards (Domino) [12-11]
  • Kakai Kilonzo & Les Kilimambogo Brothers: Buffalo Mountain (1975-85, No Wahala Sounds) [07-31] - Kenya [A-]
  • Evelyn "Champagne" King: The RCA Albums 1977-1985 (SoulMusic -8CD) [11-27] - r&b
  • King Crimson: The Complete 1969 Recordings (Panegyric) - prog rock
  • King Crimson: Larks' Tongues in Aspic [Remix] (1973, Panegyric)
  • King Ubu Orchestra: Concert at Town Hall/Binaurality: Live 1989 (FMP) [06-05] - jazz
  • The Kinks: Lola Versus the Powerman and the Moneygoround Part 1 [50th Anniversary] (Sanctuary) [12-11] - pop
  • Bill Kirchen: The Proper Years (Last Music Company) [07-24]
  • Harald Kisiedu: European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany 1950-1975 (Wolke Verlag) - jazz
  • Franz Koglmann Septet: Fruits of Solitude (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Antoinette Konan: Antoinette Konan (1986, Awesome Tapes From Africa -19) [2019-11-22] - African [*]
  • Peter Kowald: Total Music Meeting 1997 (Solo Bass) (FMP) - jazz
  • Peter Kowald Quintet: Peter Kowald Quintet (1972, Corbett vs Dempsey) - jazz
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister: 1995 (G-Stone) [11-13] - electronic
  • Rich Krueger: The Troth Sessions (2002, Rockin'K Music) [08-28] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Craig Kupka: Crystals: New Music for Relaxation 2 (1982, Folkways)
  • Kursaal Flyers: Little Does She Know: The Complete Recordings (RPM -4CD) [06-05] - rock
  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80: Perambulator (1983, Knitting Factory) [04-20] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Fela Ransome Kuti & His Highlife Rakers: Fela's First (Cadillac) - Afrobeat
  • Wolfgang Lackerschmid/Chet Baker: Quintet Sessions 1979 (Dot Time) [11-13] - jazz [***]
  • Jimmy LaFave: Highway Angels . . . Full Moon Rain (Night Tribe Music) [11-27] - folk
  • Ned Lagin: Seastones (1975, Important) [11-13] - electronic
  • Greg Lake: The Anthology: A Musical Journey (BMG -2CD) [10-23] - prog rock
  • Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz (1958, Impex/Columbia) - jazz
  • The Lemonheads: Lovey [30th Anniversary Edition] (Fire) [10-23]
  • John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes (1969-84, Universal -2CD) [10-09] - rock [***]
  • George Lewis: Rainbow Family (1984, Carrier) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Lil Wayne: Free Weezy Album (2015, Young Money) - hip-hop
  • Pedro Lima: Maguidala (Bongo Joe) [07-17] - Africa
  • Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory [20th Anniversary Edition] (Warner) [10-09] - nu metal
  • Little Richard: Southern Child (1972, Omnivore) [08-07]
  • Little Richard: The Rill Thing (1970, Omnivore)
  • Little Richard: Second Coming (1972, Omnivore)
  • Little Richard: Lifetime Friend (1985, Omnivore)
  • London Jazz Composers Orchestra: That Time (1972-80, Not Two) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Lone: Greenhills Road Archive Traks Volume Two (self-released) [06-05] - electronic
  • Loose Fit: Loose Fit (FatCat) [03-20]
  • Lord Invader & His Calypso Group: Calypso Travels (1959, Smithsonian Folkways) [01-31] - calypso
  • Lord Tanamo & Friends: Festival Jump-Up (1965, Doctor Bird -2CD -19) [2019-12-23] - calypso
  • Love Tractor: Love Tractor (1981, HHBTM)
  • Luomo: Vocalcity [20th Anniversary Remaster] (2000, Ripatti) - electronic
  • The MacroQuarktet: The Complete Night: Live at the Stone NYC (2007, Out of Your Head -2CD) [05-01] - jazz [***]
  • Man Jumping: Jumpcut (1985, Emotional Rescue) [01-14] - electronic [**]
  • Manic Street Preachers: Gold Against the Soul [Deluxe Edition] (Sony) [06-12]
  • Bob Marley: The Complete Island Recordings (Tuff Gong -11CD) [10-09] - reggae
  • Eric Maschwitz: Selections From Zip Goes a Million & Happy Day (Stage Door) [04-30]
  • The Master Musicians of Jajouka: Apocalypse Across the Sky (1991, Zehra) - Moroccan
  • Mastodon: Medium Rarities (Reprise) [09-11] - progressive metal
  • Leyla McCalla: Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (2013, Smithsonian Folkways) [10-18] - folk [***]
  • Paul McCartney: Flaming Pie [Deluxe Edition] (Capitol) [07-31] - pop
  • Eugene McDaniels: Outlaw (Real Gone Music) [07-03] - funk
  • Doug McKechnie: San Francisco Moog 1968-72 (Vg+) [10-08] - electronic
  • Jackie McLean: It's Time (1965, Blue Note Tone Poet) - jazz
  • Joe McPhee: Black Is the Color: Live in Poughkeepsie and New Windsor 1969-70 (Corbett vs Dempsey -2CD) [08-14] - jazz
  • Charles McPherson: Charles McPherson (1971, Mainstream) [07-16] - jazz [**]
  • Charlie Megira: Tomorrow's Gone -19 (2019-10-25)
  • The Mendoza Line: We're All in This Alone (2000, BARNONE) [06-19]
  • Misha Mengelberg: Rituals of Transition (2002-10, I Dischi Di Agelica) [10-30] - jazz [**]
  • Menswe@r: Menswe@r Collection (Edsel -4CD) [10-23] - Brit pop
  • Mercury Rev: The Secret Migration [Deluxe Edition (Cherry Red) [09-25]
  • The Meters: Gettin' Funkier All the Time: The Complete Josie/Reprise & Warner Recordings 1968-1977 (Soul Music) [01-31] - r&b
  • Mighty Threes: Africa Shall Stretch Forth Her Hand (Jah Fingers Music) [05-05] - reggae [**]
  • Jay Migliori and Dick Twardzik: Jazz Workshop Quintet: A Harvard WHRB Session (1954, Fresh Sound) [02-18] - jazz [**]
  • Juozas Milasius/Tomas Kulavicius/Dalius Naujokaitis/Lithuanian Young Composers Orchestra: Live at Willisau, 1993 (NoBusiness -20) [2020-11-15] - jazz [C+]
  • Charles Mingus: @ Bremen 1964 & 1975 (Sunnyside) [11-13] - jazz [A-]
  • Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (WaxTime in Color -19) [2019-11-00] - jazz
  • Mirah: You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This (2000, K) [06-06] [***]
  • Joni Mitchell: Shine (Craft) [04-03]
  • Joni Mitchell: Archives Vol 1:T he Early Years 1963-1967 (Rhino) [10-30] - singer-songwriter
  • Matt Mitchell/Tim Berne: 1 (2010, Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • The MIYUMI Project: Best of the MIYUMI Project (FPE) - jazz
  • Mnemonic45: Sky Is a Painter (Headphone Commute) - electronic
  • Hank Mobley: The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70 (Mosaic -19) [2019-12-00] - jazz
  • Hank Mobley: Soul Station (Music Matters) - jazz
  • Modern Jazz Quintet Karlsruhe/Four Men Only: Complete Recordings (1968-73, NoBusiness -3CD) [07-20] - jazz [A-]
  • Molchat Doma: Etazhi (Sacred Bones)
  • Jason Molina: Eight Gates (2008, Secretly Canadian) [08-07]
  • Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto (Impulse) [09-18] - jazz [A-]
  • Thelonious Monk/John Coltrane: Monk's Music (1957, American Jazz Classics) - jazz
  • Moondog: On the Streets of New York (1954-62, Mississippi -19)
  • Anthony Moore: Out (1997, Drag City) [11-20]
  • Michael Moore/Simon Nabatov: Ancient Sorrow (1998, Ramboy) [10-07] - jazz [***]
  • Reggie Moore: Furioso (1972, Mainstream) - jazz [**]
  • Lon Moshe & the Southern Freedom Arkestra: Love Is Where the Spirit Lies (Strut) [12-15] - jazz [**]
  • Motorhead: Ace of Spades [40th Anniversary Edition] (Sanctuary) [10-30] - metal
  • Bob Mould: Distortion: 1989-1995 (Demon) [10-02]
  • Move D & Benjamin Brunn: Let's Call It a Day (Smallville) [02-14]
  • Milton Nascimento: Maria Maria (Far Out -19) [2019-12-13] - Brazil
  • The Naked and Famous: Recover (Somewhat Damaged) [07-24] - pop/rock
  • New Model Army: Carnival (Redux) (2005, EarMusic) [09-15]
  • New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers: Vol 1 (2007, Stony Plain) [09-04] - blues [**]
  • New Order: Power, Corruption & Lies [Definitive Edition] (1983, Rhino) [10-02]
  • New Stories: Speakin' Out (Origin) [02-21] - jazz [***]
  • New York Contemporary Five: Consequences Revisited (1963-64, Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Nickel Creek: Nickel Creek/This Side/Why Should the Fire Die? (Craft) [08-18]
  • Mojo Nixon: The Mojo Manifesto: The Original Album Collection (Manifesto -10CD) [03-27] - rock
  • Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Brothers: Ozobia Special (BBE) [05-01] - Ghana [A-]
  • No Trend: Too Many Humans/Teen Love (Drag City) [05-29] - hardcore
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Bergamo (2008, Nublu) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Sao Paulo (2008, Nublu) [07-31] - jazz [*]
  • Nublu Orchestra Conducted by Butch Morris: Live in Paris (2010, Nublu) [08-28] - jazz [**]
  • Pauline Oliveros/Stuart Dempster/Panaoiotis: Deep Listening (Important) [01-31]
  • Oneness of Juju: African Rhythms 1970-1982 (Strut) [07-17] - African [**]
  • Eivind Opsvik: Overseas Live 2002-2012 (Loyal Label) [06-19] - jazz
  • The Outskirts: You Deserve to Dance (2009, Aerophonic) [07-01] - jazz [*]
  • Buck Owens and the Buckaroos: A Merry "Hee Haw" Christmas (Omnivore) - country
  • Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy: The Coalescence (ESP-Disk) [06-26] - jazz [***]
  • Tony Oxley: February Papers (1977, Discus Music) [07-02] - jazz [B]
  • Augustus Pablo: Ancient Harmonies (VP) - reggae
  • Pale Saints: The Comforts of Madness [30th Anniversary Reissue] (4AD) [01-17]
  • Charlie Parker: The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection (1944-48, Craft) [02-28] - jazz [**]
  • Charlie Parker: The Birth of BeBop: Celebrating Bird at 100: Selections From the Dial and Savoy Recordings (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Charlie Parker: Bebop Live (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Evan Parker/Agusti Fernandez: Tempranillo (1995, Fundacja Sluchaj) [09-15] - jazz [**]
  • Graham Parker: The Up Escalator [40th Anniversary Edition] (Quake) - rock
  • Van Dyke Parks: Orange Crate Art (Omnivore) [00-19] - alt/indie
  • Lee Scratch Perry With Seskain Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo: Roots From the Congo (Roots Vibration/Planet Ilunga) [03-27] - reggae
  • Lee Scratch Perry: Play On, Mr Music () - reggae
  • Tom Petty: Wildflowers & All the Rest (Rhino -4CD) [10-16]
  • Phelimuncasi: 2013-2019 (Nyege Nyege Tapes) [09-17] - African
  • Esther Phillips: Brand New Day: Lenox/Atlantic & Roulette Recordings 1962-1970 (Soulmusic -5CD) [06-24] - soul
  • Lenny Pickett: Bad Dreams (1988, self-released) - jazz
  • Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder (Warner Music/Sony Music) [11-20]
  • Piper: Summer Breeze (1983, Ship to Shore PhonoCo)
  • Pixies: Bossanova (4AD)
  • Robert Plant: Digging Deep: Subterranea (Warner Music UK) [10-02]
  • The Pogues: BBC Sessions 1984-85 (BBC) [08-29]
  • Pole: Pole 1 2 3 (Mute) [07-27] - electronic
  • Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes (2017, Northern Spy) [08-29] - jazz
  • Iggy Pop: The Bowie Years (Virgin) [06-12] - pop/rock
  • Iggy Pop and the Stooges: You Think You're a Bad Man: The Road Tapes '73-'74 (Cherry Red) [11-20] - rock
  • Port Sulphur: Compendium (Creeping Bent)
  • Steve Potts: Musique Pour Le Film D'un Ami (1975, Souffle Continu) [10-01] - jazz
  • Powderfinger: Unreleased (1998-2010) (Universal Music Australia) [11-27]
  • Elvis Presley: From Elvis in Nashville (1970, RCA/Legacy -4CD) [11-20] - rock
  • Prezens: XForm (2007, Screwgun) [12-04] - jazz
  • Prince: Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Collection (SMG -5CD) [05-29] - r&b
  • Prince: Sign O' the Times [Super Deluxe] (NPG/Warner Bros) [09-25]
  • Prince Alla: Jah Give I Love (Tuff Scout -19) [2019-09-27] - reggae
  • Prince Buster: Roll On Charles Street (Rock A Shacka) [09-05] - reggae [**]
  • Prince Buster: Let's Go to the Dance: Rock Steady Selection (Rock A Shacka) [09-11] - reggae [**]
  • John Prine: Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum albums (1971-1980) (Elektra -7CD) [08-28] - singer-songwriter
  • P'tit Belliveau: Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Bonsound) [03-27] - alt/indie
  • Dudu Pukwana: Dudu Phukwana and the "Spears" (1968-69, Matsuli Music) [06-22] - jazz [***]
  • Pylon: Pylon Box (New West) [11-06]
  • Pylon: Chomp (New West) [11-06]
  • Pylon: Gyrate (New West) [11-06]
  • Rustem Quliyev: Azerbaijani Gitara (Bongo Joe) [09-11] - world
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited (Ezz-thetics) [01-31] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Celestial Love (1982, Modern Harmonic) [04-03] - jazz [*]
  • Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Unity: Live at Storyville New York October 1977 (Enterplanetary Koncepts) [10-08] - jazz [***]
  • Sun Ra: Dark Myth Equation Visitation (1971, Strut) [11-13] - jazz
  • Sun Ra: Haverford College 1980 (Enterplanetary Koncepts) [01-10] - jazz
  • Sun Ra Arkestra: Egypt 1971 (Strut -4CD) [11-13] - jazz [*]
  • Sun Ra: Celestial Love (1982, Modern Harmonic) - jazz
  • Trevor Rabin: Changes (Gonzo Media Group -10CD) [06-29] - prog rock
  • Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Mexico City (Epic) [10-18]
  • Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical: Stay Safe and Sound Ranil Selection!! (Analog Africa) [03-20] - African [***]
  • Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical: Limited Dance Edition (Analog Africa) [03-20] - African [A-]
  • Redd Kross: Red Kross EP [40th Anniversary Edition] (Merge) [06-26] - alt/indie
  • Lou Reed: New York [Deluxe Edition] (Rhino/Warner Bros) [09-25]
  • The Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me [Deluxe Edition] (Rhino) [10-09]
  • The Replacements: Oh Baby, Don't Give Me That Look (Live in Chicago '91) () [09-10] - rock
  • The Revillos: Stratoplay: The Box Set (Cherry Red -6CD) [05-22] - rock
  • Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos: Live at the Hollywood Palladium (1988, BMG) [11-13]
  • Jonathan Richman: I, Jonathan (1992, Craft) [06-24]
  • Riley (featuring Gary Stewart): Grandma's Roadhouse (1970, Delmore) - country rock
  • Sam Rivers: Ricochet [Sam Rivers Archive Project, Volume 3] (1978, NoBusiness) [05-20] - jazz [***]
  • Sam Rivers Quartet: Braids (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Hank Roberts/Tim Berne: Cause and Reflect (1998, Screwgun) [06-05] - jazz
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius: Tape Archive Essence 1973-1978 (Bureau B) [04-09] - electronic
  • The Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup [Expanded Deluxe Edition] (Polydor) [09-04] - rock
  • Sonny Rollins: Rollins in Holland (1967, Resonance) [12-04] - jazz [A-]
  • Max Romeo: Revelation Time (1975, 17 North Parade) [07-03] - reggae [*]
  • Diana Ross: Supertonic: Mixes (Motown) [07-24] - r&b
  • Michael Rother: Solo II (Groenland) [09-04]
  • Kevin Rowland: My Beauty [Expanded Edition] (1999, Cherry Red) [09-25]
  • Ana Roxanne: Because of a Flower (Kranky) [11-13] - ambient [*]
  • Rush: Permanent Waves [40th Anniversary] (1978, Mercury) [05-29] - rock
  • Arthur Russell: Sketches for World of Echo: June 25 1984 Live at EI (Audika) [11-06]
  • Gene Russell: New Direction (1971, Real Gone Music) [08-26] - jazz [***]
  • The Ray Russell Quartet: Spontaneous Event: Live Vol 1: 1967-69 (Jazz in Britain) [05-01] - jazz
  • Ustad Saami: Pakistan Is for the Peaceful (Glitterbeat) [10-09] - Pakistan
  • Sade: This Far (Sony) [10-09]
  • Doug Sahm: Crazy, Crazy Feelin': The Definitive Early Doug Sahm (Jasmine)
  • Pharoah Sanders: Live in Paris 1975: Lost ORTF Recordings (Transversales Disque) [03-13] - jazz [**]
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Hidari Ude No Yume (We Want Sounds)
  • Hideto Sasaki-Toshiyuki Sekine Quartet Plus 1: Stop Over (1976, BBE) [03-27] - jazz [**]
  • Drew Schlesinger & David Torn: Summer Synthesis 1978 (self-released) - jazz
  • Ulrich Schnauss: Goodbye (2007, Scripted Realities) - electronic
  • Klaus Schonning: Lydglimt (1979, Frederiksberg) [10-26] - new age
  • Shirley Scott: One for Me (Arc) [05-22] - jazz [***]
  • Gil Scott-Heron: I'm New Here [10th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (2010, XL)
  • Raymond Scott: The Jingle Workshop: Midcentury Musical Miniatures 1951-1965 (Modern Harmonic -19) [2019-12-13]
  • Second Sight: Tiger Tracks (1987, Sunjump) [07-20] - jazz
  • Phil Seymour: If You Don't Want My Love (Sunset Blvd) [04-17] - power pop [**]
  • The Shaggs: Shaggs' Own Thing (1975, Light in the Attic) [07-16] - lo-fi [B-]
  • Shape of the Rain: Riley, Riley, Wood and Waggett (1971, Grapefruit) [02-19]
  • Bobby Shew/Bill Mays: Telepathy (1978, Fresh Sound -19) [2019-11-07] - jazz [**]
  • The Shoes: Elektrafied: The Elektra Albums 1979-1982 (Cherry Red) [03-27]
  • The Ibrahim Khalil Shihab Quartet Featuring Mankunku: Spring (1968, Matsuli Music) [12-07] - jazz [A-]
  • Kalie Shorr: Open Book: Unabridged (Tmwrk) [12-04] - country [A-]
  • Shrinebuilder: Shrinebuilder (Neurot)
  • Silkworm: In the West (1994, Comedy Minus One) [01-24] - alt/indie [***]
  • Edward Simon: 25 Years (1995-2018, Ridgeway -2CD) [10-09] - jazz [***]
  • Nina Simone: Fodder on My Wings (1982, Verve) [04-03] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Nina Simone: I Put a Spell on You (1965, Verve) [09-11] - vocal jazz
  • Nina Simone: Pastel Blue (1965, Verve) [09-11] - vocal jazz
  • Nina Simone: Nina Sione and Piano! (Music on Vinyl) - jazz
  • Frank Sinatra: Nice 'N Easy [60th Anniversary Edition] (Capitol) [04-10] - vocal
  • Sister Sledge: Thinking of You: The Atco/Cotillion/Atlantic Recordings 1973-1985 (SoulMusic -6CD) [03-27] - r&b
  • Slade: Cum On Feel the Hitz: The Best of Slade (BMG) [09-25] - rock
  • Sleaford Mods: All That Glue (Rough Trade) [05-15] - art punk [***]
  • Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes: Expansions (Ace) - jazz
  • Sonic Youth: Live in Los Angeles 1998 (self-released -19) [2019-02-02] - alt/indie
  • Sonic Youth: Live in Moscow (April, 1989) (Squeaky Squawk) [02-07] - rock
  • Sonic Youth: Perspectives Musicales: Live at Cat's Cradle 2000 (self-released) [08-05] - rock
  • Sparkle: Sparkle (1979, Cultures of Soul) [01-31] - disco
  • Sparkle Division: To Feel Embraced (Temporary Residence) [07-24] - electronic
  • Spear of Destiny: World Service @ 35 (1985, Eastersnow) [10-26] - rock
  • The Specials: More Specials (2-Tone)
  • Sonya Spence: In the Dark/Sings Love (Doctor Bird) [01-17] - reggae
  • Peter Stampfel & the Bottlecaps: Demo '84 (Don Giovanni) [07-17] - folk-rock [A]
  • Peter Stampfel/The Dysfunctionells: Not in Our Wildest Dreams (1994-96, Don Giovanni) [11-01] - folk [**]
  • Peter Stampfel: Peter Stampfel's 20th Century (Louisiana Red Hot -5CD) [11-27]
  • The Staple Singers: Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection (Craft) [02-21] - r&b
  • The Stooges: Live at Goose Lake, August 8, 1970 (Third Man) [08-07] - rock [B]
  • The Style Council: Long Hot SUmmers: The Story of the Style Council (Polydor) [10-30] - rock
  • Sugar Billy: Super Duper Lover (1975, Mainstream) [07-02] - funk [***]
  • Jim Sullivan: UFO (Light in the Attic)
  • Supergrass: The Strange Ones 1994-2008 (Echo) [01-24]
  • Akio Suzuki: Zeitstudie (1984, Room40) [10-23] - electronic
  • Swans: Children of God (Young God) [11-23]
  • The Sword: Chronology: 2006-2018 (Craft) [06-19] - hard rock
  • The Sword: Conquest of Kingdoms (Craft) [06-19] - stoner metal
  • Sylvester: Step II (1978, Craft) [06-19] - disco
  • The Tabansi Studio Band: Vol 3: Wakar Alhazai Kano/Mus'en Sofoa (BBE) [02-21] - African [A-]
  • Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit: Axis/Another Revolvable Thing (1975, Blank Forms Editions) [08-07] - jazz [*]
  • Masauyki JoJo Takayanagi/Nobuyoshi Ino/Masabumi PUU Kikuchi: Live at Jazz Inn Lovely 1990 (NoBusiness) [11-15] - jazz [**]
  • Horace Tapscott Quintet: The Giant Is Awakened (1969, Real Gone Music) [03-06] - jazz
  • Horace Tapscott With the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra: Ancestral Echoes: The Covina Sessions, 1976 (Dark Tree) [06-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Horace Tapscott/Michael Session: Live in Avignon, France 1989 (The Village) [09-25] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor/Tony Oxley: Being Astral and All Registers/Power of Two: Live at the Ulrichsberg Festival, May 10th 2002 (Discus Music) [10-25] - jazz [***]
  • Cecil Taylor: At Angelica 2000 Bologna (I Dischi Di Angelica) [10-05] - jazz [**]
  • Ebo Taylor: Palaver (BBE -19) [2019-08-30] - Afrobeat [***]
  • Brother Theotis Taylor: Brother Theotis Taylor (Mississippi) [07-15] - blues
  • The John Tchicai Quartet: Live at the Stone (2007, Minus Zero) [01-17] - jazz [*]
  • Tears for Fears: The Seeds of Love [Super Deluxe Edition] (1989, Mercury) [10-09]
  • The Techniques: Little Did You Know (Doctor Bird) - reggae
  • TEST/Roy Campbell: TEST and Roy Campbell (1999, 577) [09-04] - jazz [**]
  • These New Puritans: The Cut (2016-2019) (Infectious Music) [02-14]
  • These New Puritans: Hidden (MMXX) (Domino)
  • Thin Lizzy: Rock Legends (Universal -7CD) [10-23] - rock
  • The Thing With Joe McPhee: She Knows . . . (Ezz-thetics) - jazz
  • Thinking Plague: Upon Both Your Houses (Cuneiform) [01-31] - jazz
  • Carla Thomas: Let Me Be Good to You: Atlantic & Stax Recordings 1960-1968 (Soulmusic -4CD) [08-26] - soul
  • Rene Thomas: Remembering Rene Thomas: Rare and Unreleased (1955-62, Fresh Sound -2CD) [07-16] - jazz [***]
  • Richard & Linda Thompson: Hard Luck Stories (1972-1982) (Island -8CD) [09-11] - English folk
  • Johnny Thunders: Live From Zurich 1985 (Johnny Thunders Archive) [10-23] - punk [A-]
  • Keith Tippett: The Monk Watches the Eagle (2004, Discus Music) [09-23] - jazz [B-]
  • Raphael Toine: Ce Ta Ou/Sud Africa Revolution (Glossy Mistakes) [01-24] - zouk
  • Trees: Trees [50th Anniversary Edition] (Earth -4CD) [08-29]
  • Triage: Live at the Velvet Lounge (2005, Aerophonic) [06-17] - jazz [**]
  • Lennie Tristano: The Duo Sessions (1976, Dot Time) [03-19] - jazz [**]
  • Trouble: Psalm 9 (Hammerheart) [04-02] - doom metal
  • Trouble: The Skull (Hammerheart) [04-04] - doom metal
  • Trouble: Trouble (Hammerheart) [05-22] - doom metal
  • Trouble: Manic Frustration (Hammerheart) [05-23] - doom metal
  • Big Joe Turner: The Complete Boss of the Blues (Bear Family -2CD) [03-13] - blues
  • U2: All That You Can't Leave Behind [20th Anniversary Edition] (Island) [10-30]
  • The Undertones: West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of (Salvo) [03-06] - pop/rock
  • UT: In Gut's House (Out)
  • Valium Aggelein: Black Moon (Numero Group) [09-18] - slowcore
  • Van Duren: Are You Serious? (1977, Omnivore) [08-05] - alt/indie
  • Van Duren: Idiot Optimism (Omnivore) [08-05] - alt/indie
  • John Vanore: Primary Colors (1984-85, Acoustical Concepts) [02-07] - jazz [**]
  • Luiz Carlos Vinhas: O Som Psicodelico de LCV (1968, Mad About) [06-01] - Brazilian [*]
  • The Viscaynes: The Viscaynes & Friends (Org Music -19) [2019-12-06] - r&b
  • Marco Von Orelli/Tommy Meier/Luca Sisera/Sheldon Suter: Lotus Crash (Ezz-Thetics) - jazz
  • Voz Di Sanicolau: Fundo De Mare Palinha (1976, Analog Africa -EP) [07-10] - African [**]
  • Phil Wachsmann: Writing in Water (1985, Corbett vs Dempsey) [10-09] - jazz
  • Waco Brothers: Resist! (Bloodshot) [02-28] - alt-country [A-]
  • Alan Wakeman: The Octet Broadcasts: 1969 & 1979 (Gearbox) - jazz
  • Mal Waldron: Free at Last (1969, ECM -19) [2019-11-15] - jazz
  • Billy Walker: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight (Bear Family) [02-25] - country
  • Scott Walker/Jacques Brel: Scott Walker Meets Jacques Brel (Ace) [02-14]
  • Dionne Warwick: Deja Vu: The Arista Recordings (1979-1994) (Soulmusic) - r&b
  • Dinah Washington: Jukebox Pearls: A Rockin' Good Way (Bear Family) [02-24] - r&b
  • Trevor Watts: A World View (1994-2006, Fundacja Sluchaj -5CD) [11-20] - jazz
  • Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs Vol 1 (2002, Acony) [07-31] - folk [*]
  • Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs Vol 2 (2002, Acony) [09-18] - folk
  • Gillian Welch: Boots No 2: The Lost Songs Vol 3 (2002, Acony) [11-13] - folk
  • Mike Westbrook: Love and Understanding: Citadel/Room 315 Sweden '74 (My Only Desire) [04-03] - jazz [A-]
  • Snowy White: Lucky Star: An Anthology 1983-1994 (Esoteric -6CD) [05-22]
  • The White Stripes: Greatest Hits (Third Man/Columbia) [11-04] - garage rock [***]
  • The White Stripes: De Stijl [20th Anniversary] (Third Man)
  • The White Stripes: White Stripes [20th Anniversary] (Third Man)
  • Wilco: Summerteeth [Expanded Edition] (Rhino) [11-06]
  • Andy Williams: Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-1972 (Real Gone Music) [04-03] - vocal
  • Hank Williams: Pictures From Life's Other Side: The Man and His Music in Rare Recordings and Photos (BMG -6CD) [02-21] - country
  • Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks: Orange Crate Art [25th Anniversary Edition] (Omnivore -2CD) [06-19]
  • Jackie Wilson: Whispers (1966, Edsel) [08-28] - soul
  • Danny Woods: Aries (1972, Demon) [09-25] - soul
  • Phil Woods: The Best of Phil Woods (Chesky) [03-13] - jazz
  • Jack Wright/Michael Taylor: Kryptischgasse (2001, Right Brain) [09-01] - jazz [*]
  • Wussy: Ghosts (self-released) [06-05] - alt/indie [***]
  • Steve Wynn: Decades (Real Gone Music)
  • Pete Yellin: Dance of Allegra (1972, Mainstream) - jazz [**]
  • Yo La Tengo: Electr-O-Pura (1995, Matador)
  • Yabby You: King Tubby's Prophecies of Dub (1976, Pressure Sounds) [01-23] - reggae [***]
  • Hiroshi Yoshimura: Green (1986, Light in the Attic) [08-17] - electronic
  • Neil Young: Homegrown (1974-75, Reprise) [06-19] - country-rock [**]
  • Neil Young/Crazy Horse: Return to Greendale (2003, Warner) [11-06] - country-rock [A-]
  • Neil Young: Archives Vol II: 1972-1976 (Reprise) [11-20] - rock
  • Neil Young: After the Gold Rush [50th Anniversary Edition] (Reprise) [10-29] - rock
  • Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth [40th Anniversary Edition] (Domino)
  • Ivan Zagni/Steve Garden: Trouble Spots (1984, Rattle Echo) [06-08] - jazz
  • Zap Mama: Adventures in Afropea (1991, Crammed Discs) - world
  • Frank Zappa: The Hot Rats Sessions (UMe -19) [2019-12-20] - art rock
  • Frank Zappa: The Mothers 1970 (Universal/Zappa) [06-26] - pop/rock
  • Tom Ze: Raridades (Warner Music Brasil) [09-16] - Brazil
  • John Zorn's Masada: The Best of Sanhedrin (1994-97, Tzadik) - jazz
  • 1978: The Year the UK Turned Day-Glo (Cherry Red -3CD) [punk]
  • Africa Airways Six: Mile High African Funk 1974-1981 (Africa Seven) [04-25] - African
  • After Dark 3 (Italians Do It Better)
  • All Aboard! The CN Express: Rock Steady and Boss Reggae Sounds 1967-1968 (Doctor Bird) [02-19] - reggae
  • Alterity (Houndstooth) [08-28]
  • Alternate African Reality: Electronic, Electroacoustic and Experimental Music From Africa and the Diaspora (Syrphe) [01-29] - African
  • America Invertida (Vampisoul -19) [2019-11-12] - world
  • Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T Rex (BMG) [09-04]
  • Anthology of Experimental Music From Mexico (Unexplained Sounds Group) [11-06] - electronic
  • Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70 (Soul Jazz) [02-20] - African [*]
  • Best of Senso Sounds 2020 (Senso Sounds) [12-18] - electronic
  • A Better Life (Mindful Music)
  • Birds of Prey: The Album (Atlantic) [02-07] - soundtrack [**]
  • Black Ark Vol 2 (17 North Parade) [06-26] - reggae
  • Black Voices: Solidarity Compilation (Bongo Joe) [06-05]
  • Blue Note Re:imagined 2020 (Blue Note) [10-16] - jazz [B]
  • BNKR // The Complete Archive (MethLab) [05-12]
  • Brown Acid: The Tenth Trip: Heavy Rock From the Underground Comedown (Riding Easy) [04-20] - rock
  • Bubblerock Is Here to Stay! The British Pop Explosion 1970-73 (Grapefruit -3CD) [10-23] - bubblegum
  • Burning Rockers 1: The 12" Mixes (Burning Sounds -2CD) [03-27] - reggae
  • Cadence Revolution: Disques Debs International Vol 2 (Disques Debs/Strut) [02-14] - zouk [A-]
  • Cafe Exil: New Adventures in European Music 1972-1980 (Ace) [10-09]
  • Centuries of Sound: 1927 (Mixcloud)
  • Chalo (The Jazz Diaries) [11-06] - electronic
  • Cool Cats Invasion (Highlife, Juju & Palm-Wine) (Moochin' About) [10-28] - African [***]
  • Crawling Up a Hill: A Journey Through the British Blues Boom 1966-71 (Grapefruit -3CD) [03-27] - blues
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 1 (Objet-A) [03-19] - jazz
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 2 (Objet-A) [04-08] - jazz
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 3 (Objet-A) [04-18] - jazz
  • Danse Macabre 2020 Vol 4 (Objet-A) - jazz
  • Daora: Underground Sounds of Urban Brasil (Mais Um Discos) [07-22] - Brazil [A-]
  • Miles Davis: Music From and Inspired by Birth of the Cool [A Film by Stanley Nelson] (Legacy) - jazz
  • Days of a Quiet Sun (1966-73, Feel It) [06-12] - rock
  • Destination Health: Doc Feelgood's Rock Therapy: 30 Bop Pills for Your Recovery (Bear Family) [05-22]
  • Destination Lust: The World of Love, Sex and Violence (Bear Family) [03-13]
  • Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-83 (Soul Jazz)
  • Disco Demands Part Six (BBE) [02-07] - disco
  • Down in Jamaica: 40 Years of VP Records (VP -19) [2019-10-25] - reggae
  • Ella 100: Live at the Apollo! (Concord) - jazz
  • Erotique New Beat (1989, Mental Groove) [10-02] - electronic [***]
  • Excavated Shellac: An Alternate History of the World's Music (Dust to Digital) [12-13] - world
  • Exquisite Corpse (Polyvinyl) [09-04] - pop
  • Eyes Shut, Ears Open: A Burning Ambulance Compilation (Burning Ambulance) [10-02] - jazz
  • Fast Jivin' Class Cutters High on Booze: Spellbound Cavemen and Mad Scientists From the Vault of Lux and Ivy (Cherry Red -2CD) [10-16]
  • Martin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Jazz on the Corner 2 (Acid Jazz UK) [07-03] - jazz
  • Garden of Earthly Delights: An XTC Celebration (Futureman) [03-06]
  • Garland Records: Pacific Northwest Snuff Box (Sundazed)
  • Girls Go Power Pop! (Big Beat) [08-28] - power pop
  • A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean (Shika Shika) [06-26] - world
  • Hanging Tree Guitars (Music Maker Relief Foundation) [09-01] - blues [A-]
  • The Harry Smith B-Sides (Dust-to-Digital -4CD) [08-06] - folk
  • HOA010 (House of ALTR) [06-19] - techno
  • HOA011 (House of ALTR) [07-03] - techno
  • HOA012 (House of ALTR) [09-04] - techno
  • Holding Things Together: The Merle Haggard Songbook (Ace -19) [2019-05-03] - country
  • Hot Steep (Trip) [06-19] - electronic
  • How the River Ganges Flows: Sublime Masterpieces of Indian Violin (1933-1952) (Third Man) [09-18] - Indian
  • I/Still/Play (Nonesuch) [05-22] - classical
  • Imaginational Anthem Vol 10: Overseas Edition (Tompkins Square) [06-05]
  • Inner City Review (Arc) [06-26] - r&b
  • Instrumental Gold ()
  • Jamaican All Stars [Studio One] (1970-74, Studio One) [02-14] - reggae [*]
  • Jobcentre Rejects Vol 3: Ultra Rare NWOBHM 1978-1983 (Jobcentre Rejects) [09-25] - metal
  • Jobcentre Rejects Volume 4: Ultra Rare FWOSHM 1978-1983: First Wave of Swedish Heavy Metal (Jobcentre Rejects) [09-25] - metal
  • Join the Future: UK Bleep & Bass 1988-91 (Cease & Desist) [03-27] - electronic
  • Just Around the Bend: Survival and Revival in Southern Banjo Sounds (Smithsonian Folkways -19) [2019-09-20] - folk
  • Kaleidoscope: New Spirits Known & Unknonwn (Soul Jazz -2CD) [07-24] - jazz [***]
  • Kraut! Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979: Teil 1 Der Norden (Bear Family -2CD) [03-06] - krautrock
  • Kluor 006 (Kulor) [02-07] - electronic
  • La Locura de Machuca 1975-1980 (Analog Africa) [10-16] - Africa [**]
  • L'Amazone: Le Chant Des Fleuves (Accord Croises -19) [2019-00-00] - Brazil
  • The Land of Sensations & Delights: The Psych Pop Sounds of White Whale Records 1965-1970 (Craft) [03-05]
  • Leve Leve: Sao Tome & Principe Sounds '70s-'80s (Bongo Joe) [01-31] - Africa [***]
  • Lewis Wayne Moody High (Numero) [06-26] - garage rock
  • Living on the Hill: A Danish Underground Trip 1967-1974 (Esoteric -3CD) [10-30] - prog rock
  • London Is the Place for Me 7: Calypso, Palm-Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel & Stringband (Honest Jon's -19) [2019-12-13] - calypso [**]
  • London Is the Place for Me 8: Lord Kitchener in England 1948-1962 (Honest Jon's -19) [2019-12-13] - calypso [***]
  • London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984-1993 Vol 1 (Death Is Not the End) [12-13]
  • Look Out! The San Diego Scene 1958-1973 (Relampago-go) [09-22]
  • Looking Through a Glass Onion: The Beatles' Psychedelic Sognbook 1966-72 (Grapefruit) [07-23] - psychedelic rock
  • Lost Broadway 1956-57 (Stage Door -19) [2019-05-30]
  • Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 (Reappearing) [05-22]
  • Maghreb K7 Club: Synth Rai, Chaoui & Staifi (1985-1997) (Bongo Joe) [03-27] - rai [**]
  • The Many (Meda Fury) [10-03] - electronic
  • Meditation Data/Ambient Dreampunk Mix (self-released) [07-09] - electronic
  • Memphis Concrete Presents Sound in Geometry Series, Volume 1: On Triangles (Memphis Concrete -18) [2018-06-15] - electronic
  • The Missing Link (1914-25, Archeophone) [02-21] - jazz
  • Music for Abandoned Cold War Places (Zero K) [10-09] - ambient
  • Music in Support of Black Mental Health (Music in Support of Black Mental Health) [07-03] - electronic
  • Musik Music Musique: 1980: The Dawn of Synth Pop (Cherry Red -3CD) [07-31]
  • New Horizons: Young Stars of South African Jazz (Afrosynth) [10-16] - jazz
  • New Orleans Mambo: Cuba to NOLA (Putumayo World Music) [10-23] - Latin jazz [***]
  • Not Two . . . but Twenty (Not Two) - jazz
  • NWOBHM Thunder: New Wave of British Heavy Metal 1978-1986 (Cherry Red -3CD) [07-24] - metal
  • On the Road: A Tribute to John Hartford (Lo Hi) [06-26] - folk [***]
  • Peephole in My Brain: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1971 (Grapefruit) [08-21]
  • Physically Sick 3 (Allergy Season) [07-02] - electronic
  • Portals: A Kosmische Journey Through Outer Worlds and Inner Space (Behind the Sky) [06-02] - electronic [***]
  • Promising Young Woman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Capitol) [04-17] - soundtrack
  • Rainer Trueby Presents Soulgliding (BBE) [02-07] - soul/jazz
  • Ready or Not: Thom Bell's Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965-1978 (Ace) - soul
  • Right Back Where We Started From: Female Pop & Soul in 70s Britain (RPM -3CD) [08-26]
  • Sahel Sounds Label Sampler 2 (Sahel Sound) [04-30] - Saharan
  • Saint Etienne Present Songs for the Fountain Coffee Room (Ace) [06-05]
  • Save Stereogum: An '00s Covers Comp (Stereogum) [09-08]
  • Saving for a Custom Van (Father/Daughter) [06-16]
  • Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style From the Streets 1967-1973 (Trojan) [02-14] - reggae [*]
  • Ska Against Racism (Bad Time/Asian Man/Ska Punk Daily)
  • SOS Music Vol 1 (SOS Music) [10-23] - electronic
  • Soul Jazz Records Presents Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave, and Hardcore (Soul Jazz) [02-28]
  • Soul Love Now: The Black Fire Records Story 1975-1993 (Strut) [06-27] - jazz/r&b [***]
  • The Soul of the Memphis Boys (Ace) [06-26] - soul
  • The Sound of the R&B Hits (Ace)
  • Sound Portraits From Bulgaria: A Journey Into a Vanished World 1966-1979 (Smithsonian Folkways -19) [2019-11-01] - Bulgaria
  • Southeast of Saturn: Michigan Shoegaze/Dream Pop/Space Rock (Third Man) [11-20] - shoegaze [*]
  • Space Funk: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84 (Soul Jazz -19) [2019-12-05] - funk [*]
  • Spiritual Jazz 12: Impulse! (Jazzman -2CD) [09-18] - jazz
  • Spring NYC Soul (Ace) [01-31] - r&b
  • Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: Occasional Rain (Ace) [05-29]
  • Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: The Tears of Technology (Ace) [03-06]
  • Bob Stanley Presents 76 in the Shade (Ace) [07-09]
  • Stars on Parade (Rock A Shacka) [08-29] - reggae
  • Still in My Arms: Compiled by Bayu and Moopie (A Colourful Storm) [03-16] - electronic
  • Still Life (Veyl) [07-27] - ambient
  • Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987 (Light in the Attic) [04-03] - soul [**]
  • A Stranger I May Be: Savoy Gospel 1954-1966 (Honest Jon's) [10-16] - gospel
  • Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (Captured Tracks) [11-13] - jangle pop [*]
  • Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975 (Grapefruit -3CD) [11-27] - Celtic
  • Super Sonics: 40 Junkshop Britpop Greats (RPM -2CD) [07-17] - britpop
  • Surrender to the Rhythm: London Pub Rock Scene of the Seventies (Grapefruit -3CD) [07-17] - pub rock
  • Tabhair Mo Ghra Go Conamara [Bring My Love to Connemara] (Veteran -19) [2019-09-20] - celtic
  • Tales of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration of Steve (Posi-Tone) - jazz
  • Tea & Symphony: The English Baroque Sound 1968-1974 (Ace) [02-07]
  • This Is Fame 1964-1968 (Kent Soul)
  • Tuareg Music of the Southern Sahara (1960, Smithsonian Folkways) - Saharan
  • Turn Me Loose, White Man (Constant Sorrow) [A-]
  • Unbroken Dreams of Light (Blueberry) [06-05] - electronic
  • Unchained: The Year of the Rat (Unchained) [03-13] - drum & bass
  • Underground London: The Art Music and Free Jazz That Inspired a Cultural Revolution (Cherry Red -3CD) [03-19] - jazz
  • Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984) (Uzelli) [03-13] - Turkish [**]
  • VF Live: Iggor Calavera (Vinyl Factory)
  • Yellow Rose [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (Sony Classical) [10-09] - country
  • Zam Groove: Music From Zambia (SWP) [03-05] - Africa [*]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 4750
  • Priority 2: 262
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 1377
  • Priority 5: 245

Total: 6634