The godfather of bachata delivers an unabashedly romantic summertime record filled with a panoramic assortment of rhythms.
The Israeli sisters' sophomore set is a rhythmic wonder of empowered global pop with nods to the past and eyes firmly on the horizon.
The New Zealand singer/songwriter's third effort eschews the last-call darkness of 2017's Party for something a bit sunnier, though no less peculiar.
An exuberant road trip of an album cross-pollinated with Latin and New Orleans grooves, klezmer harmonies, and far-eyed jazz modalism.
The second album of lovingly updated Turkish psych from ex-members of Jacco Gardner's band.
The celebrated songwriter, singer, and whistler refuses to give in to cynicism and rancor in a world full of chaos.
Risks pay off on a highly stylized album with lavish orchestral arrangements that only elevate the singer's trademark vulnerability.
A swiftly delivered Sweetener sequel that confirms Ariana Grande's place as 2019's pre-eminent pop star.
With new guitarist Gina Gleason, the band deliver their most diverse, kaleidoscopic, intricate release to date.
Stephen Wilkinson celebrates his tenth year on Warp with a masterful mix of pastoral reveries and surprising tangents.
The indie folk-rockers' impressionistic third album is a foray into artful album rock that incorporates improvisation and samples.
A promising debut from the genre-blurring anti-pop star of the disaffected Gen Z masses.
Bobby Krlic's score to Ari Aster's Nordic folk-horror film is a striking balance of sunshine and shadows.
Enveloping Luaka Bop debut from the Danish instrumental duo that begs to be listened to in one sitting.
Composer Patrick Zimmerli's engaging, hybridized jazz and classical suite features saxophonist Joshua and chamber ensemble Brooklyn Rider.
On her fourth album, the Canadian pop star adds sophistication and ambition to her always-relatable songs.
The fifth album from this Welsh songwriter trades guitar rock for risky, open-ended songs, resulting in some of her best work.
A culturally aware, musically expansive dreamscape of an album from the New Orleans-born trumpeter.
The debut album by the 20-year-old Clarksdale, Mississippi native more than lives up to the hype.
This globe-trotting double album finds the band confronting society's ills with optimism and hope.
The long-running band have never sounded punker, sadder, or more alive than on this excellent album.
The Requiem and other sacred works of Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso are performed by the eight-member vocal ensemble, Cupertinos.
The singer/songwriter's first album in five years is a sophisticated, sonically adventurous collaboration with Danger Mouse.
Awe-inspiring performances reflect on the fugue and its continuing significance, with a blistering performance of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge.
Celebrating family, his predecessors, and Carol City, the Florida rapper delivers a bold set of bass-heavy anthems.
Sacred music of the high Renaissance is offered by early music authority Peter Phillips and the 33-voice chamber choir El León de Oro.
The trio's second album is a shiny love letter to rock & roll's transporting magic.
Musically wide-ranging and emotionally naked, Tahliah Barnett's breathtaking second album focuses on wounded yet resilient feminine energy.
Sam Shepherd's engrossing second album veers from motionless ambient interludes to bracing techno tracks.
The Montreal-based group return from an extended hiatus with a dense, unpredictable noise-pop suite.
Lush electro-acoustic production and complex songwriting make the third album from this dream pop project a genre standout.
Superb, highly dramatic readings of Bach's lute suites on guitar.
Five years after the Top 40 LP Piñata, the Gary, IN-Oxnard, CA alliance resumes with more ingeniously coarse rhymes and heady productions.
Magisterial Brahms from a giant of American pianism.
A wildly adventurous blues, funk, R&B, hip-hop, and hard rock hybrid that speaks of America in 2019 with raw passion and wisdom.
The project's sixth album offers gently powerful songs that sustain a sense of identity, family, and love through difficult times.
Australian duo HTRK's excellent fourth album contains their most romantic, sensuous material yet.
Working with producer Don Was, the premiere Tejano/Norteño fusion outfit hits another level with ballads, rockers and dances.
A galvanizing declaration of pride, support, and discontent from the poet and modern R&B singer/songwriter.
The award-winning jazz vocalist offers an ebullient, deeply soulful sophomore album.
The ambient artist makes a sharp turn from warped shoegaze pop to minimal electro-acoustic beauty.
Third album from the understated singer/songwriter is her most complex without losing any of the subtlety or intimacy of her earlier work.
The Texas guitar man returns with a swinging set of unlikely covers of vintage jump blues, R&B, doo wop, and more showcasing his inimitable style.
The Delta blues singer collaborates with Black Key Dan Auerbach on his richest-sounding album.
Recorded in Iceland, the songwriter's fifth album is quiet but never fragile, and all the more powerful for its modesty.
A richly atmospheric set featuring the saxophonist's trio with pianist Marilyn Crispell and drummer Carmen Castaldi.
The sophomore LP's raw performances, complex emotional honesty, and themes of female autonomy set it apart from other breakup albums.
The rockabilly queen's empowering fifth album is rife with backwoods menace, pulpy romanticism, and rootsy swagger.
Sixth album from this icon of sad pop is her most subtle and majestic yet.
The Irish band's second album for Rough Trade is a vigorously played, smartly arranged long game that manipulates and celebrates its traditional folk roots.
Splendid performances of Tchaikovsky's relatively rare sacred music, in a spirit the composer would have loved.
Teaming with producer Camilo Lara and 180 musicians, the Mexican-American singer and songwriter delivers her most innovative recording.
An honest and impassioned record that brings Simz's wealth of talent into sharp focus.
The boundary-breaking artist's major-label debut is a triumphant showcase for every part of her talent, physicality, and sexuality.
James' boundary-shattering Hyperdub debut is a powerful expression of the London-based artist's identity.
Inspired by the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz, the producer/composer's beautiful 12th album is a fascinating meditation on artistic interpretation.
The Manchester duo deliver a cathartic, emotionally raw sophomore album that's as moving as it is artful.
First album in nearly five years from the romantic pop king balances strutting dance-pop, ballads, reggaeton, cumbia, and vallenato.
Following the success of F.A.M.E., the Colombian artist unabashedly swings for the crossover fences, mastering every pop style he tries on.
On his first studio outing in six years, the singer and producer Sergio George adds innovative depth and dimension to salsa's lineage.
The Grammy-winning producer's fifth album offers one dejected pop-R&B delight after another.
Utilizing a new band, the artist digs further into her family's history, and American and cultural mythology, delivering a necessary entry in her large project.
Superb Schumann from a vocalist at the very top of his powers.
Debut studio album from the unfiltered Houston rapper finds her at near-peerless levels of bold lyricism and personality.
On his third long-player, the British singer/songwriter comes into his own in a collection of bracing, affirmative, psychedelic soul tunes.
The Austin band headed to Abbey Road to record this lush collection of neon-lit saloon songs.
Eloquent and atmospheric, this song cycle rooted in grief, family, and regret is a spare but remarkable work of art.
Brilliant organ recording that was the last one made at Notre-Dame cathedral before the fire of 2019.
The Swedish band have left metal completely to pursue their own brand of 21st century progressive rock, and are heavier than ever.
Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra deliver an exceptional performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major.
After a batch of brilliant synth pop singles, the former Veronica Falls member makes good on a full album of brilliant synth pop.
Singer/songwriter David Berman's final album is filled with lonely songs that are as warm as a hug from a long-lost friend.
Evocative third ECM date from the trumpeter, and first to feature his This Against That group with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane.
The R&B giant breaks from background work to make the most riveting and autobiographical LP of his career.
The North Carolinian rapper follows her Grammy-nominated second album with a riveting set paying tribute to black womanhood.
Collaborating with Francesco Turrisi, Rhiannon Giddens finds common ground between different cultures.
The singer/songwriter takes a welcome left turn that brings him toward eccentric Nilsson territory.
The band's third album harkens back to their '90s indie pop glory while adding new tricks, nearly topping their brilliant debut.
The duo's second album has all the giddy exuberance and infectious songs of their debut, plus slightly upgraded production values.
Sublime recording from Piau of French mélodies, familiar and new, with period instruments.
The longtime friends collaborate on a somberly beautiful set of ambient pieces inspired by 20th century shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.
The singer and songwriter follows her deeply pained, chart-topping third album with a luxuriant joy ride.
On his sophomore Matador outing, the guitarist shifts his focus to a more direct, vocal-centric method of songwriting and delivers a gem.
The Stones Throw violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer follows two EPs with an even richer first album.
Assisted by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, Tanya Tucker makes a mighty comeback.
Casually affecting and more song-oriented second album from the R+R=Now member.
The band's first album in 22 years is a near-flawless blend of experience and exuberance.
A raucous, vibrant, funny collection that brings Chicago blues into the modern age.
On its Impulse! debut, the the U.K.'s futurist trio create an evolutionary new jazz music from traditions past and present.
An evocative, cinematic album, ideal for twilight moments of introspection.
The supergroup of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby make a vivid, vital debut.
A cosmic fusion of jazz, electronic traditions, hip-hop, and R&B inform the trumpeter's elevated fifth album.
Long-awaited LP finds the enigmatic prog-metal outfit older, wiser, and at the peak of their craft.
The vital, heartsick follow-up to the rapper and producer's Grammy-nominated Flower Boy.
The band returns from a six-year hiatus with some of their most eclectic and satisfying music.
The group responds to late-2010s xenophobia with beguiling psychedelic pop that's equally welcoming and unusual.
Fourth album from this versatile indie-bred songwriter leans into orchestral soft rock touches for some of her most direct and fully formed work.
The guitarist imbues his artistry with a breezy West Coast feel on this articulate full-band outing.