Music Tracking 2024

These are 2024 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 generic note.

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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  • 21 Savage: American Dream () [01-12]
  • 1010Benja: Ten Total (Three Six Zero) [03-22]
  • Advancing on a Wild Pitch: Disasters Vol 2 (Hot Cup) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Cyrille Aimée: À Fleur De Peau (Whirlwind) [03-08] - vocal jazz [**]
  • Albare: Beyond Belief (AM) [02-12] - jazz [*]
  • Neal Alger: Old Souls (Calligram) [03-01] - jazz [U]
  • Allie X: Girl With No Face () [02-23] - synthpop
  • Ben Allison/Steve Cardenas/Ted Nash: Tell the Birds I Said Hello: The Music of Herbie Nichols (Sonic Camera) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • Oren Ambarchi: With Pats on the Head, Just One Too Few Is Evil One Too Many Is Good That's All It Is (Black Truffle) [01-19] - jazz
  • Amblare: Amblare (Melodic Virtue) [04-05]
  • Bob Anderson: Live! (Jazz Hang) [03-29] - vocal jazz [U]
  • Thomas Anderson: Hello, I'm From the Future (Out There) [04-01] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Sam Anning: Earthen (Earshift Music) [04-05] - jazz [***]
  • Bill Anschell: Improbable Solutions (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • Antistatic: Relics (Cuneiform) [01-26] - jazz
  • Florian Arbenz: Conversation #10 & #11: ON! (Hammer) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Nia Archives: Silence Is Loud (Hijinxx/Island) [04-10]
  • Lynne Arriale Trio: Being Human (Challenge) [03-01] - jazz [**]
  • Ab Baars/Joost Buis/Berlinde Deman: Cecil's Dance (Catalytic-Sound) [01-08] - jazz
  • Jim Baker/Steve Hunt/Jakob Heinemann: Horizon Scanners (Clean Feed) [01-26] - jazz [**]
  • Adam Bałdych: Passacaglia (ACT Music) [01-26] - jazz
  • Ballister: Smash and Grab (Aerophonic) [01-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Jan Bang: Reading the Air (Punkt Editions) [01-19] - jazz
  • John Basile: Heatin' Up (StringTime Jazz) [04-01] - jazz [U]
  • Beatenberg: The Great Fire of Beatenberg (Leafy Outlook) [04-05]
  • Alex Beltran: Rift (Calligram) [03-01] - jazz [U]
  • Benny the Butcher: Everybody Can't Go () [01-26] - hip-hop
  • The Bevis Frond: Focus on Nature () [03-01] - alt/indie
  • Beyoncé: Cowboy Carter (Parkwood/Columbia) [03-29] - country-pop [**]
  • Pat Bianchi: Three (21H) [02-09] - jazz
  • Black Art Jazz Collective: Truth to Power (HighNote) [02-16] - jazz [B]
  • The Black Keys: Ohio Players (Nonesuch) [04-05]
  • Blue Bendy: So Medieval (The State 51 Conspiracy) [04-12]
  • Blue Moods: Swing & Soul (Posi-Tone) [01-05] - jazz [***]
  • Bnny: One Million Love Songs (Fire Talk) [04-05]
  • Stix Bones/Bob Beamon: Olimpik Soul (BONE Entertainment) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Borknagar: Fall () [02-23] - metal
  • Olie Brice/Rachel Musson/Mark Sanders: Immense Blue (West Hill) [01-14] - jazz
  • Owen Broder: Hodges: Front and Center Vol Two (Outside In Music) [04-12] - jazz [U]
  • Peter Brötzmann/Paal Nilssen-Love: Chicken Shit Bingo (Trost) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Martin Budde: Back Burner (Origin) [03-22] - jazz [U]
  • Burial: Dreamfear/Boy Sent From Above (XL -EP) [02-09] - electronic [*]
  • Cedric Burnside: Hill Country Love () [04-05] - blues
  • Cakes Da Killa: Black Sheep (Young Art) [03-22] - hip-hop
  • Jonas Cambien: Jonas Cambien's Maca Conu (Clean Feed) [01-26] - jazz [***]
  • Nicola Caminiti: Vivid Tales of a Blurry Self-Portrait (self-released) [05-10] - jazz [U]
  • Gerald Cannon: Live at Dizzy's Club: The Music of Elvin & McCoy (Woodneck) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Ian Carey & Wood Metal Plastic: Strange Arts (Slow & Steady) [03-22] - jazz [**]
  • Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: Elegy for Thelonious (Sunnyside) [03-08] - jazz [**]
  • Willi Carlisle: Critterland (Signature Sounds) [01-26] - country [**]
  • Daniel Carter & Playfield: Magic Heart (577) [01-19] - jazz
  • Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop: A Canadian Songbook () - jazz
  • Matt Champion: Mika's Laundry (RCA) [03-22]
  • Brian Charette: Groovin' With Big G (SteepleChase) [03-01] - jazz
  • Chastity Belt: Live Laugh Love () [03-29]
  • Cheekface: It's Sorted () [01-22] - indie rock
  • Annie Chen: Guardians (JZ Music) [02-23] - jazz [B]
  • The Chisel: What a Fucking Nightmare () [02-09] - hardcore punk
  • Mina Cho's Grace Beat Quartet: "Beat Mirage" (International Gugak Jazz Institute) [02-09] - jazz [**]
  • The Choir Invisible [Charlotte Greve/Vinnie Sperazza/Chris Tordini]: Town of Two Faces (Intakt) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Chromeo: Adult Contemporary (BMG) [02-16] - electropop [**]
  • Gary Clark Jr.: Jpeg Raw () [03-22] - blues
  • Commodore Trio: Communal - EP (self-relesed - EP) [02-01] - jazz [*]
  • Coral Morphologic & Lick León: Projections ofa Coral City (Balmat) [04-05]
  • The Core: Roots (Moserobie) [04-12] - jazz [U]
  • Gustavo Cortinas: Live in Chicago (Desafio Candente) [02-09] - jazz
  • Crawlers: The Mess We Seem to Make () [02-16] - alt/indie
  • Sheryl Crow: Evolution () [03-29]
  • Stephan Crump: Slow Water (Papillon Sounds) [05-03] - jazz [***]
  • Grace Cummings: Ramona (ATO) [04-05]
  • Daggerboard: Escapement (Wide Hive) [03-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jamale Davis: Run With the Hunted (SteepleChase) [04-19] - jazz
  • Benoit Delbecq/Etienne Renard/Guilhem Flouzat: Triple Fever (dStream) [01-16] - jazz
  • Madi Diaz: Weird Faith () [02-09] - singer-songwriter
  • The Rob Dixon/Steve Allee Quintet: Standards Deluxe (self-released) [02-01] - jazz [**]
  • Arnaud Dolmen/Leonardo Montana: LéNo (Quai Son) [03-29] - jazz [U]
  • Giuseppe Doronzo/Andy Moor/Frank Rosaly: Futuro Ancestrale (Clean Feed) [01-26] - jazz [**]
  • Dave Douglas: Gifts (Greenleaf Music) [04-12] - jazz [U]
  • Drahla: Angeltape (Captured Tracks) [04-05]
  • The Drums: Jonny (Anti-) [04-05]
  • Ducks Ltd: Harm's Way () [02-09] - jangle pop
  • Paul Dunmall Quintet: Soultime Again (Stoney Lane) [01-19] - jazz
  • Gui Duvignau/Jacob Sacks/Nathan Ellman-Bell: Live in Red Hook (Sunnyside) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Yelena Eckemoff: Romance of the Moon (L&H Production) [05-10] - jazz [U]
  • Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Open Me, a Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit (Spiritmuse) [03-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Elbow: Audio Vertigo () [03-22]
  • James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg: All Gist (Paradise of Bachelors) [04-10]
  • Elyanna: Woledto (Universal Arabic Music) [04-10]
  • Emmeluth's Amoeba: Nonsense (Moserobie) [02-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Empress Of: For Your Consideration (Major Arcana/Giant) [03-22] - alt-pop [**]
  • Enterprise Earth: Death: An Anthology () [02-02] - deathcore
  • Peter Erskine and the Jam Music Lab All-Stars: Bernstein in Vienna (Origin) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Alejandro Escovedo: Echo Dancing () [03-29]
  • Ethnic Heritage Ensemble: Open Me, a Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit (Spiritmuse) [03-08] - jazz
  • Oran Etkin: Open Arms (Ground Up Music) [01-12] - jazz
  • Julieta Eugenio: Stay (Cristalyn) [03-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Everything Everything: Mountainhead () [03-01] - art pop
  • Christian Fabian Trio: Hip to the Skip (Spicerack) [02-01] - jazz [*]
  • Alon Farber Hagiga With Dave Douglas: The Magician: Live in Jerusalem (Origin) [02-24] - jazz [***]
  • R.A.P. Ferreira & Fumitake Tamura: The First Fist to Make Contact When We Dap (Ruby Yacht) [01-26] - hip-hop [***]
  • Lawrence Fields: To the Surface (Rhythm 'N' Flow) [02-02] - jazz
  • Fire!: Testament (Rune Grammofon) [02-24] - jazz [***]
  • Fletcher: In Search of the Antidote () [03-22]
  • Flung: All Heartbeat (Get Better) [04-05]
  • Four + Six: Four + Six (Jazz Hang) [03-29] - jazz [U]
  • Four Tet: Three (Text) [03-15] - electronica [***]
  • Chad Fowler/Shanyse Strickland/Sana Nagano/Melanie Dyer/Ken Filiano/Anders Griffen: Birdsong (Mahakala Music) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Eric Frazier: That Place (EFP Productions) [03-29] - jazz [U]
  • Friends & Neighbors: Circles (Clean Feed) [01-24] - jazz [***]
  • David Friesen: This Light Has No Darkness (Origin) [02-24] - jazz [B]
  • Friko: Where We've Been, Where We Go From Here () [02-16] - indie rock
  • Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio: Jet Black (Libra) [01-24] - jazz [***]
  • The Fully Celebrated Orchestra: Sob Story (Relative Pitch) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Future Islands: People Who Aren't There Anymore () [01-26] - synthpop
  • Nubya Garcia: Fortify (Concord) [01-26] - jazz
  • Amanda Gardier: Auteur (Music Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson) (self-released) [01-26] - jazz [A-]
  • Hilary Gardner: On the Trial with the Lonesome Pines (Anzic) [03-08] - jazz [*]
  • Girl in Red: I'm Doing It Again Baby! (Columbia) [04-10]
  • John Glacier: Like a Ribbon (Young -EP) [02-24]
  • Glass Beach: Plastic Death (Run for Cover) [01-19] - prog rock [B-]
  • Glitterer: Rationale ()
  • Romy Glod/Christian Ramond/Klaus Kugel: No Toxic (Nemu) [01-02] - jazz [A-]
  • Jose Gobbo Trio: Current (self-released) [02-05] - jazz [**]
  • Kim Gordon: The Collective (Matador) [03-08] - alt/indie [A-]
  • Gossip: Real Power (Columbia) [03-22] - alt/indie [**]
  • Vanisha Gould and Chris McCarthy: Life's a Gig (Fresh Sound New Talent) [01-12] - jazz [**]
  • Laura Jane Grace: Hole in My Head (Polyvinyl) [02-16] - punk/folk [***]
  • Grandaddy: Blu Wav (Dangerbird) [02-16]
  • Grande Mahogany: As Grande As () [ 02-09] - psychedelic rock
  • Gordon Grdina/Christian Lillinger: Duo Work (Attaboygirl) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Gordon Grdina's the Marrow: With Fathieh Honari (Attaboygirl) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Green Day: Saviors () [01-19]
  • Guillermo Gregorio: Two Trios (ESP-Disk -23) [2023-12-01] - jazz [***]
  • Gush: Afro Blue (Trost) [01-19] - jazz
  • Marika Hackman: Big Sigh () [01-12]
  • Noah Haidu: Standards II (Sunnyside) [04-12] - jazz [U]
  • Mary Halvorson: Cloudward (Nonesuch) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Hannah Frances: Keeper of the Shepherd (Ruination) [03-01] - folk rock [*]
  • Ed Harcourt: El Magnifico () [03-29]
  • Dave Harrington/Max Jaffe/Patrick Shiroishi: Speak, Moment (AKP) [03-08] - jazz [**]
  • Keyon Harrold: Foreverland (Concord) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Mercer Hassy Orchestra: Duke's Place (Mercer Hassy) [04-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Heems & Lapgan: Lafandar (Veena Sounds) [02-16] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Helado Negro: Phasor (4AD) [02-09] - indietronica [**]
  • Arve Henriksen/Harmen Fraanje: Touch of Time (ECM) [01-26] - jazz [*]
  • Enrique Heredia Trio: Plays Herbie Nichols (Fresh Sound) [01-25] - jazz [***]
  • Lauran Hibberd: Girlfriend Material () [03-22]
  • The High Llamas: Hey Panda () [03-29]
  • Julia Holter: Something in the Room She Moves (Domino) [03-22]
  • Brittany Howard: What Now (Island) [02-09] - psychedelic soul [**]
  • Nailah Hunter: Lovegaze () [01-12]
  • Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Past Is Still Alive (Nonesuch) [02-24] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Abdullah Ibrahim: 3 (Gearbox) [01-12] - jazz [*]
  • Idles: Tangk (Partisan) [02-16] - art punk [**]
  • Ihsahn: Ihsahn () [02-16] - metal
  • Jon Irabagon's Outright!: Recharge the Blade (Irabbagast) [01-23] - jazz [***]
  • Jon Irabagon: Survivalism (Irabbagast) [01-23] - jazz [*]
  • Ethan Iverson: Technically Acceptable (Blue Note) [01-19] - jazz [*]
  • Vijay Iyer: Compassion (ECM) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • Jazz at the Ballroom: Flying High: Big Band Canaries Who Soared (Jazz at the Ballroom) [05-03] - jazz [U]
  • The Jazz Defenders: Memory in Motion (Haggis) [04-19] - jazz
  • Jazz Ensemble of Memphis: Playing in the Yard (Memphis International) [04-05] - jazz [*]
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain: Glasgow Eyes (Fuzz Club) [03-08]
  • Jlin: Akoma (Planet Mu) [03-22] - electronic [***]
  • Job for a Cowboy: Moon Healer () [02-23] - metal
  • Josh Johnson: Unusual Object (Northern Spy) [04-05]
  • Caleb Landry Jones: Hey Gary, Hey Dawn (Sacred Bones) [04-05]
  • Judas Priest: Invincible Shield () [03-08]
  • Benji Kaplan: Untold Stories (self-released) [05-01] - jazz [U]
  • Kaze: Unwritten (Circum/Libra) [02-09] - jazz [***]
  • Walter Kemp 3: Black Whole Live (self-released) [01-26] - jazz
  • Khruangbin: A La Sala (Dead Oceans) [04-05]
  • Kid Cudi: Insano () [01-12] - hip-hop
  • Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones: New Monuments (We Jazz) [03-15] - jazz [**]
  • Katy Kirby: Blue Raspberry (Anti-) [01-26] - indie folk [**]
  • Anni Kiviniemi Trio: Eir (We Jazz) [01-12] - jazz [***]
  • Julien Knowles: As Many, as One (Biophilia) [04-26] - jazz [*]
  • Anysia Kym: Truest (10k -EP) [03-21] - hip-hop [*]
  • Julian Lage: Speak to Me (Blue Note) [03-01] - jazz [*]
  • The Last Dinner Party: Prelude to Ecstasy (Island) [02-02] - baroque pop [*]
  • Last Word Quintet: Falling to Earth (Origin) [03-22] - jazz [**]
  • Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Heartland Radio (SoundSpore) [03-16] - jazz [B]
  • Mike LeDonne: Wonderful! (Cellar Music Group) [02-16] - jazz
  • Ellie Lee: Escape (self-released) [05-24] - jazz [***]
  • Adrianne Lenker: I Won't Let Go of Your Hand (-EP) [03-11]
  • Adrianne Lenker: Bright Future (4AD) [03-22]
  • David Leon: Bird's Eye (Pyroclastic) [03-08] - jazz [**]
  • Les Amazones d'Afrique: Musow Danse (Real World) [02-16] - African [***]
  • James Brandon Lewis Quartet: Transfiguration (Intakt) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Molly Lewis: On the Lips (Jagjaguwar) [02-16] [*]
  • The Libertines: All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanada (Casablanca/Republic) [04-05]
  • Lime Garden: One More Thing () [02-16] - indie rock
  • Liquid Mike: Paul Bunyan's Slingshot (self-released) [02-02] - alt/indie [**]
  • Little Simz: Drop 7 (Forever Living Originals -EP) [02-09] - UK hip-hop [**]
  • Charles Lloyd: The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow (Blue Note) [03-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Jennifer Lopez: This Is Me . . . Now () [02-16]
  • Corb Lund: El Viejo (New West) [02-23] - country [***]
  • Brady Lux: Ain't Gone So Far (6483357 Records DK) [01-27] - country [***]
  • Doug MacDonald: Sextet Session (DMAC Music) [03-01] - jazz [U]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Joćo Madeira/Margarida Mestre: Voz Debaixo
  • João Madeira/Margarida Mestre: Voz Debaixo (4DaRecord) [02-17] - U
  • Orlando Madrid: From This Moment Forward (OM) [01-12] - jazz
  • Malcria: Fantasias Histericas (Iron Lung) - Mexican
  • Kali Malone: All Life Long (Ideologic Organ) [02-09] - minimalism [*]
  • Mannequin Pussy: I Got Heaven (Epitaph) [03-01] - indie rock [**]
  • Roc Marciano: Marciology () [03-29] - hip-hop
  • Shawn Maxwell: J Town Suite (Cora Street) [05-01] - jazz [U]
  • Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra/Small Unit: Spectral Fiction (Corbett vs. Dempsey) [01-19] - jazz
  • Lizzy McAlpine: Older () [04-05]
  • Nicole McCabe: Live at Jamboree (Fresh Sound) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Ron McClure: Just Sayin' (SteepleChase) [03-29] - jazz
  • Mike McGinnis + 9: Outing: Road Trip II (Sunnyside) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Declan McKenna: What Happened to the Beach? (Tomplicated) [02-09]
  • Eliza McLamb: Going Through It (Royal Mountain) [01-19] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Elan Mehler: Trouble in Mind (Sunnyside) [01-12] - jazz
  • The Messthetics/James Brandon Lewis: The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis (Impulse!) [03-15] - jazz [***]
  • MGMT: Loss of Life (Mom+Pop) [02-24]
  • Mizu: Forest Scenes (NNA Tapes) [03-22]
  • Mk.gee: Two Star & the Dream Police () [02-09] - alt r&b
  • Modney: Ascending Primes (Pyroclastic) [05-18] - jazz [U]
  • Mike Monford: The Cloth I'm Cut From] (self-released) [05-04] - jazz [U]
  • Montanera: A Flor de Piel (Western Vinyl)
  • Moor Mother: The Great Bailout (Anti-) [03-07] - hip-hop [*]
  • Kelly Moran: Moves in the FIeld () [03-29]
  • Willie Morris: Attentive Listening (Posi-Tone) [03-01] - jazz [*]
  • Mount Kimbie: The Sunset Violent (Warp) [04-05]
  • Ms. Boogie: The Breakdown (self-released) [01-12] - drill [*]
  • Kjetil Mulelid: Agoja (Odin) [03-22] - jazz [**]
  • Riley Mulherkar: Riley (Westerlies) [02-16] - jazz [***]
  • Mute: After You've Gone (Endectomorph Music) [05-13] - jazz [U]
  • Fabiano do Nascimento & Sam Gendel: The Room () [01-26] - chamber jazz
  • Richard Nelson/Makrokosmos Orchestra: Dissolve (Adhyâropa) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • Nourished by Time: Catching Chickens (XL -EP) [03-22]
  • The Michael O'Neill Sextet: Synergy: With Tony Lindsay (Jazzmo) [04-19] - jazz [U]
  • Mali Obomsawin/Magdalena Abrego: Greatest Hits (Out Of Your Head) [01-19] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Lothar Ohlmeier/Tobias Klein: Left Side Right (Trytone) [02-16] - jazz [**]
  • Old 97's: American Primitive (ATO) [04-05] - alt/indie [*]
  • One for All: Big George (Smoke Sessions) - jazz
  • Sam Outlaw: Terra Cotta (Black Hills) [03-07] - country [*]
  • Chuck Owen & Resurgence: Magic Light (Origin) [04-26] - jazz [U]
  • Ulysses Owens Jr and Generation Y: A New Beat (Cellar Music) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Makoto Ozone: Gemini (Ubuntu Music) [01-19] - jazz
  • Fabiana Palladino: Fabiana Palladino (Paul Institute/XL) [04-05]
  • The Paranoid Style: The Interrogator (Bar/None) [02-02] - rock [A-]
  • Emile Parisien Quartet: Let Them Cook (ACT) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Charlie Parr: Little Sun () [03-22]
  • Jonah Parzen-Johnson: You're Never Really Alone (We Jazz) [03-08] - jazz [**]
  • Jeremy Pelt: Tomorrow's Another Day (Highnote) [01-20] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman: Embracing the Unknown (Mahakala Music) [03-29] - jazz
  • Ivo Perelman Quartet: Water Music (RogueArt) [04-00] - jazz [U]
  • Ivo Perelman/Mark Helias/Tom Rainey: Truth Seeker (self-released) - jazz
  • Kim Petras: Slut Pop Miami () [02-16]
  • Phosphorescent: Revelator (Verve) [04-05]
  • Dave Pietro: The Talisman (SteepleChase) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Pissed Jeans: Half Divorced (Sub Pop) [03-01] - alt/indie [*]
  • Playfield [Carter/Muhr/Ishito/Plaks/Namenwirth/Takahashi/Swanson/Panikkar: Playfield (577) [01-19] - jazz
  • PNY Quintet: Over the Wall (RogueArt) [03-00] - jazz [U]
  • Chris Potter/Brad Mehldau/John Patitucci/Brian Blade: Eagle's Point (Edition) [03-08] - jazz [A-]
  • Pouty: Forget About Me ()
  • Katherine Priddy: The Pendulum Swing () [02-16] - singer-songwriter
  • Pylon Reenactment Society: Magnet Factory ()
  • QOW Trio: The Hold Up (Ubuntu Music) [01-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Quadeca: Scrapyard () [02-16] - hip-hop
  • Queen Esther: Things Are Looking Up (EL) [04-09] - blues [A-]
  • Reggie Quinerly: The Thousandth Scholar (Redefinition) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Real Estate: Daniel (Domino) [02-24]
  • Rodrigo Recabarren/Yago Yazquez/Pablo Menares: Familia (Greenleaf Music) [02-23] - jazz
  • Red Hot Org & Meshell Ndegeocello: Red Hot & Ra: The Magic City (Red Hot Organization) [04-10]
  • Dave Rempis/Pandelis Karayorgis/Jakob Heinemann/Bill Harris: Truss (Aerophonic/Drift) [04-23] - jazz [U]
  • Travis Reuter: Quintet Music (self-released) [04-19] - jazz [***]
  • Reverso: Shooting Star [Etoile Filante] (self-released) [01-19] - jazz
  • Gruff Rhys: Sadness Sets Me Free (Rough Trade) [01-26] - singer-songwriter [B]
  • Zach Rich: Solidarity (OA2) [02-23] - jazz [*]
  • Ride: Interplay () [03-29]
  • Ron Rieder: Latin Jazz Sessions (self-released) [03-04] - jazz [***]
  • RiTchie: Triple Digits [112] (self-released) [04-05]
  • Diego Rivera: With Just a Word (Posi-Tone) [02-02] - jazz [***]
  • Ernesto Rodrigues/Bruno Parinha/João Madeira: Into the Wood (Creative Sources) [01-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Maggie Rogers: Don't Forget Me (Capitol) [04-10]
  • Rosali: Bite Down (Merge) [03-22]
  • Jeremy Rose & the Earshift Orchestra: Discordia (Earshift Music) [03-01] - jazz [***]
  • Joel Ross: Nublues (Blue Note) [02-09] - jazz [A-]
  • Jim Rotondi: Finesse (Cellar Music) [02-09] - jazz [B]
  • Ada Rovatti: The Hidden World of Piloo (Piloo) [01-19] - jazz
  • Bill Ryder-Jones: Iechyd Da (Domino) [01-12] - singer-songwriter [A-]
  • Joana Sá: A Body as Listening (Clean Feed) [01-26] - jazz
  • Laetitia Sadier: Rooting for Love (Drag City) [02-24]
  • Samo Salamon/Vasil Hadzimanov/Ra-Kalam Bob Moses: Dances of Freedom (Samo) [01-15] - jazz [A-]
  • Scheen Jazzorkester & Cortex: Frameworks: Music by Thomas Johansson (Clean Feed) [01-26] - jazz [***]
  • ScHoolboy Q: Blue Lips () [03-01] - hip-hop
  • Adam Schroeder/Mark Masters: CT! Adam Schroeder & Mark Masters Celebrate Clark Terry (Capri) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • Dave Schumacher & Cubeye: Smoke in the Sky (Cellar) [04-19] - jazz [U]
  • Claudio Scolari Project: Intermission (Principal) [03-25] - jazz [A-]
  • Altin Sencalar: Discover the Present (Posi-Tone) [03-29] - jazz [*]
  • Serpentwithfeet: Grip (Secretly Canadian) [02-16]
  • Shabaka: Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace (Impulse!) [04-10]
  • Shabazz Palaces: Exotic Birds of Play () [03-29]
  • Nadine Shah: Filthy Underneath (EMI North) [02-23] - art pop [*]
  • Shakira: Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran (Sony Music Latin) [03-22] - Latin [***]
  • She-Nut: Demarcation (Get Better -EP) [03-22]
  • Sheer Mag: Playing Favorites (Third Man) [03-01] - power pop [**]
  • Matthew Shipp/Steve Swell: Space Cube Jazz (RogueArt) [01-15] - jazz [***]
  • Matthew Shipp Trio: New Concepts in Piano Trio Jazz (ESP-Disk) [04-05] - jazz [A-]
  • Idit Shner & Mhondoro: Ngatibatanei [Let Us Unite!] (OA2) [04-26] - jazz [U]
  • Sarah Shook & the Disarmers: Revelations () [03-29]
  • Jacob Shulman: High Firmament (Endectomorph) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • Jacob Shulman: Ferment Below (Endectomorph) [03-01] - jazz [B]
  • Shygirl: Club Shy ()
  • Yotam Silberstein: Standards (Jojo) [02-23] - jazz
  • Marlon Simon and the Nagual Spirits: On Different Paths (Truth Revolution) [01-26] - jazz
  • Sinkane: We Belong (City Slang) [04-05]
  • Josh Sinton: Couloir & Book of Practitioners Vol 2: Book W (Form Is Possibility -2CD) [01-12] - jazz [***]
  • Rotem Sivan: Dream Louder (self-released) [01-12] - jazz
  • Håkon Skogstad: 8 Concepts of Tango (Øra Fonogram) [03-15] - jazz [*]
  • Sleater-Kinney: Little Rope (Loma Vista) [01-19] - alt/indie [B]
  • Slift: Ilion () [01-19] - heavy psych
  • The Smile: Wall of Eyes (XL) [01-26] - art rock [B]
  • Ches Smith: Laugh Ash (Pyroclastic) [02-02] - jazz [*]
  • Ronny Smith: Struttin' (Pacific Coast Jazz) [04-19] - jazz [*]
  • Wadada Leo Smith & Joe Morris: Earth's Frequencies (Fundacja Sluchaj) [01-30] - jazz
  • Jim Snidero: For All We Know (Savant) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Vera Sola: Peacemarker (Spectraphonic/City Slang) [02-02] - singer-songwriter [**]
  • Alena Spanger: Fire Escape (Ruination) [03-22]
  • Brittney Spencer: My Stupid Life () [01-19]
  • Simon Spiess Quiet Tree: Euphorbia (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Sprints: Letter to Self () [01-05] - post-punk
  • Squarepusher: Dostrotime () [03-01] - drill and bass
  • Peter Stampfel/Eli Smith/Walker Shepard: Wildernauts (Don Giovanni) [01-18] - folk [**]
  • Still House Plants: If I Don't Make It, I Love U (Bison) [04-10]
  • Geoff Stradling & the StradBand: Nimble Digits (Origin) [04-26] - jazz [U]
  • The Dave Stryker Trio With Bob Mintzer: Groove Street (Strikezone) [01-24] - jazz [**]
  • Sum 41: Heaven :x: Hell () [03-29]
  • Sunny Five [Tim Berne/David Torn/Ches Smith/Devin Hoff/Marc Ducret]: Candid (Intakt) [01-19] - jazz [***]
  • John Surman: Words Unspoken (ECM) [02-16] - jazz [A-]
  • Tatyana: It's Over (Sinderlyn) [03-22]
  • Curtis Taylor: Taylor Made (Curtis Taylor Music) [04-12] - jazz [**]
  • Michael Thomas: The Illusion of Choice (Criss Cross) [03-08] - jazz [***]
  • Mary Timony: Untame the Tiger (Merge) [02-24] - post-punk [B]
  • Viktoria Tolstoy: Stealing Moments (ACT) [03-01] - jazz [*]
  • Rafael Toral: Spectral Evolution (Moikai) [02-24] - jazz [*]
  • Akiko Tsugura: Beyond Nostalgia (SteepleChase) [01-19] - jazz [**]
  • Tucker Brothers: Live at Chatterbox (Midwest Crush Music) [02-01] - jazz [*]
  • Tyla: Tyla (Epic) [03-22] - pop [**]
  • Kali Uchis: Orquídeas (Geffen) [01-12] - Latin [A-]
  • The Umbrellas: Fairweather Friend (Tough Love) [01-26] - jangle pop [*]
  • The Vaccines: Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations () [01-12]
  • Valebol: Valebol (Otherly Love) [04-05]
  • Vampire Weekend: Only God Was Above Us (Columbia) [04-05] - alt/indie [**]
  • Jordan Vanhemert: Deep in the Soil (Origin) [04-26] - jazz [U]
  • Julia Vari Feat Negroni's Trio: Somos (Alternative Representa) [02-16] - vocal jazz [A-]
  • Vegyn: The Road to Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions (Plz Make It Ruins) [04-05]
  • Benjamin Vergara & Amanda Irrarrazabal: Último Sosiego (577) [01-04] - jazz
  • Fay Victor/Herbie Nichols SUNG: Life Is Funny That Way (Tao Forms -2CD) [04-05] - jazz [A]
  • Vitrol: Suffer & Become () [01-26] - metal
  • Bob Vylan: Humble as the Sun (Ghost Theatre) [04-05] - UK rap [A-]
  • Mamiko Watanabe: Being Guided by the Light (Jojo) [02-23] - jazz
  • Waxahatchee: Tigers Blood (Anti-) [03-22] - singer-songwriter [***]
  • Jane Weaver: Love in Constant Spectacle () [04-05]
  • Faye Webster: Underdressed at the Symphony () [03-01] - singer-songwriter
  • Dan Weiss: Even Odds (Cygnus) [03-29] - jazz [A-]
  • Hein Westergaard/Katt Hernandez/Raymond Strid: The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn (Gotta Let It Out) [02-25] - jazz [**]
  • Tierra Whack: World Wide Whack (Interscope) [03-15] - hip-hop [A-]
  • Conchúr White: Swirling Violets () [01-19] - singer-songwriter
  • Adam Wiltzle: Eleven Fugues for Sodium Pentothal (Kranky) [04-05]
  • Mark Winkler: The Rules Don't Apply (Café Pacific) [01-12] - vocal jazz
  • Wisp: Pandora (Interscope -EP) [04-05]
  • Chelsea Wolfe: She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She () [02-09] - darkwave
  • Yard Act: Where's My Utopia? (Island) [03-01] - art punk [**]
  • Yeat: 2093 () [02-16] - hip-hop

Reissues, Etc.

  • Chet Baker & Jack Sheldon: In Perfect Harmony: The Lost Album (1972, Jazz Detective) [04-20] - jazz [U]
  • Burnt Sugar/The Arkestkra Chamber: The Reconstru-Ducted Repatriation Road-Rage ReMiXeS (Avantgroidd) [02-02] - jazz [**]
  • George Cartwright's GloryLand PonyCat: Black Ants Crawling (Mahakala Music) [02-11] - jazz [**]
  • Alice Coltrane: The Carnegie Hall Concert (1971, Impulse!) [03-22] - jazz [A-]
  • Franco & OK Jazz: Franco Luambo Makiadi Presents Les Editions Populaires (1968-1970) (Planet Ilunga) [02-29] - African
  • Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebru: Souvenirs (1977-85, Mississippi) [02-23] - Africa [***]
  • Ghetto Brothers: Power-Fuerza (1972, Vampisoul) [01-16] - Latin funk [*]
  • Grupo Irakere: Grupo Irakere (Mr Bongo) [01-26] - Cuban
  • Joe Henderson: Power to the People (1969, Craft) [03-15] - jazz [***]
  • Sven-Åke Johansson und Alexander von Schlippenbach: Über Ursache und Wirkung der Meinungsverschiedenheiten Beim Turmbau zu Babel (1994, Trost) [02-23] - jazz [**]
  • Pete Jolly: Seasons (1970, Future Days) - jazz [*]
  • Yusef Lateef: Atlantis Lullaby: The Concert From Avignon (1972, Elemental Music, 2CD) [04-26] - jazz [U]
  • Roberto Magris: Love Is Passing Thru: Solo/Duo/Trio/Quartet (2005, JMood) [03-01] - jazz [A-]
  • Microstoria: Init Ding + _Snd (1995-96, Thrill Jockey) [01-26] - ambient [*]
  • Mixmaster Morris/Jonah Sharp/Haruomi Hosono: Quiet Logic (1998, WRWTFWW) [02-23] - ambient [A-]
  • Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News [20th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (Legacy) [04-05]
  • Rail Band: Buffet Hotel De La Gare, Bamako (1973, Mississippi) [04-05] - African [A-]
  • Lou Reed: Hudson River Wind Meditations (2007, Light in the Attic) [01-12] - ambient [**]
  • Olivia Rodrigo: Guts (Spilled) (Geffen) [03-22]
  • Sonny Rollins: Freedom Weaver: The 1959 European Tour Recordings (Resonance -3CD) [04-20] - jazz [U]
  • Pharoah Sanders: Festival de Jazz de Nice, Nice, France, July 18, 1971 (1971, Kipepeo Publishing) [02-04] - jazz [***]
  • ERR: stream no grade: Sonic Youth: Walls Have Ears
  • Sonic Youth: Walls Have Ears (Goofin') [02-09]
  • Sun Ra: At the Showcase: Live in Chicago 1976-1977 (Jazz Detective, 2CD) [04-20] - jazz [U]
  • Art Tatum: Jewels in the Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings (Resonance -3CD) [04-20] - jazz [U]
  • Mal Waldron/Terumasa Hino: Reminscent Suite (1973, BBE) [01-24] - jazz [A-]
  • Mal Waldron/Steve Lacy: The Mighty Warriors (1995, Elemental Music, 2CD) [04-20] - jazz [U]
  • Jack Wood: The Gal That Got Away: The Best of Jack Wood, Featuring Guest Niehaud Fitzgibbon (Jazz Hang) [03-29] - jazz [***]
  • The Oscar Pettiford Memorial Concert (1960, SteepleChase) [04-19] - jazz

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 141
  • Priority 2: 23
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 130
  • Priority 5: 102

Total: 396