DECEMBER PICKS:

Burial-RIVAL DEALER (Hyperdub)

Cabaret Voltaire-THE COVENANT, THE SWORD AND THE ARM OF THE LORD (Mute '85)

Eek-A-Mouse-EEK-OLOGY (VP)

Foetus-SOAK (Ectopic Entertainment)

Brigitte Fontaine-EST...FOLLE (Superior Viaduct '68)/COMME A LA RADIO (Superior Viaduct '69)

Howlin' Wolf-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (Chess/Universal)

Mututal Benefit-LOVE'S CRUSHING DIAMOND (Other Music Recording Co.)

Penetration-THE BEST OF PENETRATION (EMI '77-'79)

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-HARD PROMISES (MCA '81)

Stranger-WATCHING DEAD EMPIRES IN DECAY (Modern Love)

Neil Young-LIVE AT THE CELLAR DOOR (Reprise '70)


NOVEMBER PICKS:

Blood Orange-CUPID DELUXE (Domino)

Death Grips-GOVERNMENT PLATES (self-released)

DJ Rashad-DOUBLE CUP (Hyperdub)

Molly Drake-s/t (Squirrel Thing)

Bob James-RHODES SCHOLAR (Tappan Zee '74-'82)

Kelela-CUT 4 ME (Fade To Mind)

Laurel Halo-CHANCE OF RAIN (Hyperdub)

Laraaji-CELESTIAL MUSIC (All Saints '78-'11)/ESSENCE/UNIVERSE (All Saints '87)

Various Artists-PUNK 45 (Soul Jazz '73-'80)

Reggae in Jazz-s/t (Pressure Sounds '76)

Various Artists-SAINT HERON (Saint)


OCTOBER PICKS:

Arcade Fire-REFLEKTOR (Merge)

Boogarins-AS PLANTAS QUE CURAM  (Other Music Recording Co.)

Danny Brown-OLD (Fool's Gold)

Darkside-PSYCHIC (Matador)

James Ferraro-NEW YORK, HELL 3:00 AM (Hippos in Tanks)

Tim  Hecker-VIRGINS (Kranky)

Various Artists-I AM THE CENTER (Light in the Attic '50-'90)

Various Artists-KASSIDAT: RAW 45S FROM MOROCCO (Dust To Digital)

Lorde-PURE HEROINE (Lava/Republic)

National Wake-WALK IN AFRICA (Light in the Attic '79-'81)

Pusha T-MY NAME IS MY NAME (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust-LAST NIGHT ON EARTH (Matador)

Omar Souleyman-WENU WENU (Ribbon)

Various Artists-STUDIO ONE SKA FEVER! (Soul Jazz)

13th Floor Elevators-EASTER EVERYWHERE (Charly '67)/THE PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF (Charly '66)


SEPTEMBER PICKS:

Julianna Barwick-NEPENTHE (Deep Oceans)

Body/Head-COMING APART (Matador)

Bill Callahan-DREAM RIVER (Drag City)

Neko Case-THE WORSE THINGS GET... (Anti-)

Drake-NOTHING WAS THE SAME (Young Money)

Roky Erickson-DON'T SLANDER ME (Light in the Attic '86)

Forest Swords-ENGRAVINGS (Tri Angle)

Carol Kleyn-RETURN OF THE SILKIE (Drag City '83)

Julie Ruin-RUN FAST (TJR/Dischord)

Janelle Monae-THE ELECTRIC LADY (Bad Boy)

Paley Brothers-THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS (Real Gone Music '76-'79)

Various Artists-QAT, COFFEE AND QAMBUS (Dust To Digital)

Weeknd-KISS LAND (Universal Republic)



AUGUST PICKS:

Doug Carn-REVELATION (Black Jazz '73)

Bob Dylan-ANOTHER SELF-PORTRAIT: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 10 (Columbia '69-'71)

Fuck Buttons-SLOW FOCUS (ATP)

Various Artists-HARAFINSO (Sahelsounds)

Hiatus Kaiyote-TAWK TOMAHAWK (Flying Buddha)

Julia Holter-lOUD CITY SONG (Domino)

Kingdom-VERTICAL XL (Fade To Mind)

Rush-PERMANENT WAVES (Mercury '80)

Speedy Ortiz-MAJOR ARCANA (Carpark)

Earl Sweatshirt-DORIS (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

Tangerine Dream-SORCERER (Geffen '77)

These New Puritans-FIELDS & REEDS (Love Da)

Zola Jesus-VERSIONS (Sacred Bones)


JULY PICKS:

Michael Chapman-WRECKED AGAIN (Light in the Attic '71)

Chic Organization-UP ALL NIGHT (Rhino '77-'11)

Congo Natty-JUNGLE REVOLUTION (Big Dada)

Anna von Hauswolff-CEREMONY (Other Music)

Iasos-CELESTIAL SOUL PORTRAIT (The Numero Group)

Palms-s/t (Ipecac)

Run the Jewels-s/t (Fools Gold)

Robin Thicke-BLURRED LINES (Star Trak/Interscope)

Barry White-TWENTY ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS (Mercury)

Young Echo-NEXUS (Ramp)

Zomby-WITH LOVE (4AD)


JUNE PICKS:

Various Artists-AFTER DARK 2 (Italians Do It Better)

Black Sabbath-13 (Vertigo/Republic)

Boards of Canada-TOMORROW'S HARVEST (Warp)

Doug Carn-ADAMS APPLE (Black Jazz '74)

Disclosure-SETTLE (Interscope)

Ethiopians-FREEDOM TRAIN (Kingston Sounds '77)

Jon Hopkins-IMMUNITY (Domino)

Pat Metheny-TAP (Tzadik/Nonesuch)

Mighty Diamonds-RIGHT TIME (Virgin '76)

Queens of the Stone Age-...LIKE CLOCKWORK (Matador)

Various Artists-RINSE 22 MIXED BY KODE 9 (Rinse)

Mateo Stoneman-MATEO (self-released '07)

Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams-"Blurred Lines" (Star Trak)

Kanye West-YEEZUS (Def Jam)




MAY PICKS:

Blue Nile-HATS (Virgin '89)

Dean Blunt-THE REDEEMER (Hippos in Tanks)

Chick Corea-RETURN TO FOREVER (ECM '72)

Daft Punk-RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (Columbia)

Deerhunter-MONOMANIA (4AD)

Dirty Beaches-DRIFTERS/LOVE IS THE DEVIL (Zoo Music)

National-TROUBLE WILL FIND ME (4AD)

Rush-MOVING PICTURES (Mercury '81)

Savages-SILENCE YOURSELF (Matador)

Vampire Weekend-MODERN VAMPIRES IN THE CITY (XL)

APRIL PICKS:

Boys-s/t (Fire '77)

Cassie-ROCKABYEBABY (self-released)

Clothilde-s/t (Born Bad '67)

DJ Rashad-"Rollin' " (Hyperdub)

Invisible Hands-s/t (Abduction)

Knife-SHAKING THE HABITUAL (Mute)

Lions-THIS GENERATION (Stones Throw)

Claudine Longet-HELLO HELLO (Rev-Ola '66-'68)

Prefab Sprout-STEVE MCQUEEN (Columbia '85)

Carroll Thompson-HOPELESSLY IN LOVE (Universal Sound '81)

Vhol-s/t (Profound Lore)

Kurt Vile-WAKIN' ON A PRETTY DAZE (Matador)

Wardruna-YGGDRASIL (Indie)

Watch the Duck-ANATIDAEPHOBIA (Epic)

Wire-CHANGES BECOMES US (Pink Flag)


MARCH PICKS:

David Bowie-THE NEXT DAY (ISO/Columbia)

Various Artists-DABKE (Sham Palace)

How To Destroy Angels-WONDROUS OBLIVION (Columbia)

Jerusalem In My Heart-MO7IT AL-MO7IT (Constellation)

Kvelertak-MEIR (Roadrunner)

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-THE HEIST (self-released)

Men-NEW MOON (Sacred Bones)

Charles Mingus-MINGUS AH UM (Legacy/Columbia '59)/MINGUS MINGUS MINGUS MINGUS MINGUS (Impulse '64)

Omar S.-THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE MYSELF (FHKE)

Rhye-WOMAN (Republic)

Swamp Dogg-TOTAL DESTRUCTION TO YOUR MIND (Alive '70)


FEBRUARY PICKS:

Chet Baker-IN NEW YORK (Riverside '59)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-PUSH AWAY THE SKY (Bad Seed Ltd.)

Darkthrone-THE UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE (Peaceville)

Ergo-IF NOT INERTIA (Cuneiform)

Iceage-YOU'RE NOTHING (Matador)

inc.-NO WORLD (4AD)

Wayne Shorter Quartet-WITHOUT A NET (Blue Note)

Marcos Valle-VENTO SUL (Light in the Attic '72)/PREVISAO DO TEMPO (Light in the Attic '73)

Tapper Zukie-M.P.L.A. (Kingston Sounds '76)


JANUARY PICKS:

A$AP Rocky-LONG.LIVE.A$AP (RCA)

Broadast-BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Warp)

Dave Brubeck-TIME OUT (Columbia '59)

Burial-"Truant" (Hyperdub)

Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory-ELEMENTS OF LIGHT (Rough Trade)

Red Rippers-OVER THERE...AND OVER HERE (Paradise of Bachelors '83)

Various Artists-STUDIO ONE IRONSIDES (Soul Jazz '63-'79)

Marcos Valle-s/t (Light in the Attic '70)/GARRA (Light in the Attic '71)

Yo La Tengo-FADE (Matador)